From race track to road: Jaguar has developed an update for the electric vehicle I-PACE after testing the car on the race track

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Jaguar provides the owners I-PACE early Christmas present in the form of free updates that will expand the travel range of the electric vehicle. Engineers have applied advanced technical knowledge gained in the development of Jaguar racing line I-PACE eTROPHY to optimize battery life, heat and all-wheel drive systems with the aim of increasing the efficiency of the whole power plant.

In 2018, Jaguar made history by creating the world’s first range of electric racing cars I-PACE eTROPHY. This proved the company’s commitment to supporting racing on electric cars, the company used all its technical expertise to develop future electric vehicles as part of its mission “Race to Innovate” (innovation Race). For the first year of operation of the line racing cars in extreme conditions has provided important knowledge about the durability and battery thermal management and torque distribution.

Trying to raise the level of customer service, Jaguar engineers also analyzed data on more than 80 million miles of real travel from all over the world. Each component of the driving characteristics of the vehicle is carefully checked to ensure optimal operation of engines and their maximum efficiency.

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Manager maintenance I-PACE Stephen Boulter said:

“The range of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY provided us with a large amount of data for analysis, and the few advances from the competition on the race track, yet are used to improve customers’ vehicles and further improve the management experience. The updates optimize the control system of the transmission, increasing the efficiency of cars and letting the drivers I-PACE to move on without recharging. It really is a case where with age, the car becomes better.”

Four-wheel drive I-PACE – the first all-electric Jaguar, a range of travel which is up to 470 km on a single charge the lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 90 kWh (cycle WLTP). Although software update does not change the officially certified range, a slight increase, the resulting performance analysis of line eTROPHY, will allow customers to increase the smell of the stroke to 8% depending on use. It is equal to the potential increase in range to 20 km.

The change, which was inspired by racing range eTROPHY include:

  • Full drive: Changes in the distribution of torque between the front and rear motors will increase efficiency while driving in economy mode- the system still provides a constant traction force in the wheel drive mode.
  • Temperature control: Improved temperature control system will allow for greater use of active grille, often closing them to improve the aerodynamic characteristics throughout the greater part of the time.
  • Battery capacity: Updates to allow the battery to work with a lower charge level than before, without affecting the handling, durability and performance cars.

Additional changes implemented based on analysis of data in the real world include:

  • Regenerative braking: the Brakes of the car will generate energy more efficiently when the battery will be charged, and the energy recovery to increase at lower speeds to maximize the efficiency and range of motion.
  • The calculation of the range of stroke: Changes in the calculation algorithm of the stroke range will provide a more accurate estimate of the range car, depending on the management style of a particular driver.

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Clients are encouraged to take the car to the nearest official dealership of Jaguar to effect a free upgrade. Complex changes could also improve the functionality of the software SOTA (software updates through wi-fi).

Modern lithium-ion battery I-PACE capacity of 90 kWh electric car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds at the maximum range speed is 470 km (WLTP cycle). From 0 to 80% battery auto recharged in 90 minutes (50 kW DC). Home charging with a networking box AC (7 kW) to charge the battery to 80% in about 10 hours.