The Jaguar I-Pace electric car has climbed to an imaginary height of 8,848 meters on the highest road in England.
The Jaguar company conducted an unusual experiment, with the help of which the British showed the capabilities of the I-Pace electric crossover. The car made a series of descents and ascents on a mountain road, gaining a total height of 8 thousand 848 meters. This exercise, called Everesting, is popular with cyclists who repeatedly climb and descend the hill to generally reach an altitude that matches the highest point on the planet: Mount Everest in the Himalayas.
The experiment was carried out on Mount Great Dun Fell, where the highest asphalt road in England is located. Cyclists call it “British Mont Ventoux” because of its resemblance to the extremely difficult mountain alpine stage of the Tour de France. The capabilities of the electric crossover Jaguar I-Pace were tested by the Olympic champion in cycling Elinor Barker, who made 16 climbs with a total length of 5,800 meters. At the same time, a kinetic energy recovery system during braking was used to replenish the energy of the electric car during descents.
In total, the I-Pace electric crossover traveled 199.6 km, having risen to an imaginary vertical height of 8 thousand 848 meters. At the same time, the batteries of the electric car retained 31% of the charge, which would have been enough for another 128 km of the road. The Jaguar I-Pace crossover is equipped with two electric units that produce a total of 400 hp. and 696 Nm of maximum torque. The electric car can accelerate to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds, and its top speed reaches 200 km / h. The engines are powered by a set of 90 kWh lithium-ion batteries that provide a range of 470 km.