Jaguar I-Pace EV electric car charging guide
The sleek and stylish Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV
If you happen to have a beautiful Jaguar I-Pace electric car sitting in your driveway, we're officially jealous!
Introduced in early 2019, the Jaguar I-pace is the first ground up electric SUV made by the British manufacturer. It's also the first European brand to challenge the EV guru Elon Musk since the Tesla Model X went on sale...and we reckon it does a pretty good job of nipping at his heels.
AC & DC
What the Jaguar I-Pace electric car lacks in trick ‘falcon-wing’ doors, it makes up with arguably superior style, interior, performance and a better drive.
The 90 kWh battery pack is mounted low in the chassis which not only gives a low centre of gravity but also near 50/50 weight distribution.
The dual motor system produces up to 294kW, plus a whopping 696Nm which is enough for a 0-100km/h sprint of just 4.8 seconds and a limited top speed of 200km/h. Impressive!
We reckon this is the new classic...the Jaguar I-Pace will one day be looked upon as a landmark car in Jaguar’s history, a car as important as the original E-Type.
The Jaguar I-Pace s is equipped with a CCS2 Combo / Type 2 Mennekes connector. The Type 2 Mennekes connector is what’s typically used at home and at destination chargers.
Please note that Jaguar only supplies a slow portable charger with the car, which is fine for charging up overnight, but not so great for top ups in between trips. The large lithium battery in the Jaguar I-Pace may take up to 45 hours from the standard EVSE or EV Charger.
Plug Standard: Type 2 / Mennekes or CCS2 Combo
Maximum AC charge rate: 32amp or 7kW
Time to fully recharge at the typical 32amp single phase or 7kW which takes around 12 hours.
Jaguar I-Pace EV charging guide...how long does it take to charge to full at home?
As with many of other EVs, our team highly recommends the British-made Myenergi Zappi for the Hyundai Ioniq as the best domestic wall charger on the market, especially if you have PV solar power or a home battery or Tesla Powerwall.
If you have solar panels at home or work, the Myenergi Zappi will ensure you're always using your self-generated renewables power when your Jaguar is plugged in. This super smart system talks to your solar and makes sure you only charge your I-Pace with surplus solar energy.
How to charge your Jaguar I-Pace from a public J1772 Type 1 electric car charger
A type 1 to type 2 adaptor will charge your Jaguar I-Pace up to 7kw / give you 40 kms per hour of charge.
For a long time, J1772 / Type 1 connectors have been the norm for domestic use. The issue for new car owners is there are many charging stations which use the J1772 standard which you cannot natively take advantage of. So a J1772 to Tesla (Mennekes) adapter cable is the most suitable electric charging cable for your I-Pace .
This allows you to connect to J1772 charging station; simply insert the J1772 plug to charge at up to 7.6kw or 30-40 kms of range per hour. Have a look at Plugshare map pic as an example of just how many J1772 charging stations available in your area!
How to charge your Jaguar I-Pace in public Type 2 Mennekes charging station
A Type 2 to Type 2 Mennekes cable will charge your Jaguar I-pace at up to 7Kw / add 40 km for every hour of charge. An essential ev charging cable for every Mennekes Type 2 electric vehicle to enable safe and secure charging from public ‘Universal’ charging station.
Most public charge points are now universal; this means the point has no in-built cable. The result is reduced maintenance and damage, as well as reduced liability for the owner of the station.
If there is no permanently cable attached to the charger then there is less risk of it being driven over or generally being abused. Think air hose in a servo. They are otherwise known as BYO cable chargers.