2020 Jaguar IPace Electric
Leaper Gone – Electric Engaged
By: Cathy Droz
Maybe you thought Tesla was the most luxurious all-electric vehicle on the market? I think that Tesla has made a name for itself with a sleek style, a home screen the size of your laptop and personalized charging stations that appear to have become gathering places for latte sipping executives and energy conscious surgeons.
I test drove the All-Electric 2020 Jaguar I-PACE EV 400 HSE. The exterior of the Jaguar has a different look than my Jaguar from the 1980’s. Those were the days when I could proudly park my car anywhere and when I returned I still had a Leaper as a hood ornament. Times have changed and so has the design and technology on this $90,000 vehicle. The I-Page Jag did get a lot of attention on the road and at the Helicopter Hangar as well. A futuristic look with some very cool details you will see in the video.
With a 200-mile radius I needed to charge when I had 37 miles remaining. It was easy to pull up the closest charging station ( located on a normal size screen.) One morning I charged for a little bit at the Hilton Hotel by my house and then on Sunday, for fun charged at the Penske owned Jaguar Land Rover of North Scottsdale dealership … and they were happy to oblige. I had so much fun with this car but I must admit I was constantly looking at how many miles I had left. Charging stations are not a plentiful as in California and I do miss the Leaper. For more on this vehicle go to www.jaguar.com.
HERE ARE SOME OUTSTANDING FEATURES:
- Dual Electric Motors w/90kWh Battery Pack
- 394 Horsepower 512 lb-ft Torque
- All Wheel Drive
- JaguarDrive Control w/selectable driving modes
- 20′ Wheels w/Tire Repair System
- Fixed Panoramic Roof
- Windsor Leather Seats
- Heated Split Fold Rear Seats
- Meridian Sound System
- Apple Car Play etc.
- Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limits
* Puddle Light with Jaguar in lite circle ( see video) * Favorite Item
WINNER – 2019 World Car Awards – Car of the Year, Car Design of the Year, Green Car
As Tested: $86,226
Fuel Economy – 80 City 72 Highway Combined 76 MPG