Due to technical, environmental and financial benefits of electric cars, motorists of Ukraine is gradually abandoning the car with the internal combustion engine. In just the first half of 2019, the Ukrainians have purchased and registered a 58%* more electric vehicles than in the same period last year. From January to June this year, has sold 74 of the Jaguar I-PACE, which ensured him a share of 23% among electric cars.
Innovation, applied in the I-PACE, allow us to completely abandon fuel and emissions into the environment. I-PACE has two synchronous electric motors integrated with the front and rear axles. These engines provide a power output of 400 HP and 700 Nm of torque. The battery capacity of 90 kWh replaces the fuel tank and provides a power reserve of up to 470 miles (drive cycle WLTP). From Kiev on a single charge I-PACE, you can easily reach Chernigov, Poltava, Zhitomir, Vinnitsa and other cities. And with one additional charge – to Odessa, Lviv, Kharkiv, Polish Lublin, and Minsk.
The energy for the motion of the electric vehicle is stored in the battery. In the battery I-PACE is element 432: 36 battery modules of 12 batteries each. The battery has warranty for 8 years or 160 thousand km I-PACE always have the full support of the retail network and highly trained Jaguar technicians.
Care is needed to start using electric vehicles in case of extreme weather conditions. Battery can be stored at -40°C, but before they need to be connected and heated to a temperature of -20°C. In case of prolonged high or low temperature, the power reserve of the electric vehicle decreases, because the energy is spent on maintaining an efficient operating temperature for the battery. Energy needed for heating the compartment in a low temperature.
I Jaguar-PACE recharged in several ways. Each of them provides for maximum ease of use of the car. First, it is possible to charge the electric car at charging station “at destination” – in shopping malls, hotels and other places. Or at service stations or special charging stations for electric cars, which provide maximum charge faster. To continue journey is enough to charge an I-PACE 80%. It requires 45 minutes and guarantees optimal service life. And a partial charging duration 15 minutes is enough for 100 km.
The charging rate is limited to the specific chemical processes of lithium-ion batteries, so the recovery of the residual 20% of charge can take as much time as for the restoration of the first 80%. The latest developments in the field of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles allow owners to charge the car in about once a week.
If you plan a long journey by car, you will need to charge the I-PACE during your stay. Through a detailed map of charging stations in Ukraine and Europe, motorists are able to plan a route and stop for charge recovery.
Secondly, I charge Jaguar-PACE directly home, or from the usual outlets, or from a special wall box Wallbox Jaguar. Complete with I-PACE is the charging cable Mode 2, which allows you to charge the car from the usual outlets, and cable Mode 3, which allows you to charge the car with alternating current from the electrical box. Wall box can be installed in the driveway, in the garage or in any other suitable convenient place in the house. And if the owner relocates, the provider Jaguar Wallbox disassemble and install it again in the new house. Charging I-PACE is comfortable and safe even under the rain or in the snow. Also, the electric car is allowed to wash at the car wash.
Jaguar I-PACE is discharged gradually and warns the driver in advance about the end of the charge. If necessary, the Eco Mode function will help to expand the reserve by defining the vehicle system, which can be turned off. For example, the climate control or heated windscreen. There is no need to turn off the outside light. I-PACE features energy-efficient led lights, so driving with lights on will not lead to a noticeable difference in the cruising range of the car.
The use of electric energy instead of fuel also significantly reduces the costs of using a car. The Timed Charging feature allows you to set the exact time of charging using the touch screen. This enables you to take advantage of lower electricity rates at night.
Brand Director Jaguar Land Rover in Ukraine Andrey Khanin said:
“Electric cars become more popular every day. After all, everyone knows what this technology is – it’s not even the future but the present. Infrastructure also catches up with demand: the number of charging stations is also growing fast. Zero emissions and maintaining the speed of vehicles is a unique solution that electric vehicles offer humanity. And we are delighted that Jaguar I-PACE is the flagship of this movement.”
Jaguar I-PACE is the first official all-electric crossover SUV from Jaguar, which received 66 international awards, including awards “car of the year 2019” (World Car of the Year), “the Best automotive design 2019” (World Car Design of the Year), “the Most environmentally friendly car 2019” (World Green Car), “European car of the year” (European Car of the Year), as well as German, Norwegian and British “car of the year”.
* According to “Ukrautoprom”.