Jaguar I-PACE 2021

Jaguar I-PACE gains updates including faster charging

The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE gains updates including faster charging and a new infotainment system for the 2021 model year.

The I-PACE now comes with an 11kW on-board charger as standard. This means that the I-PACE can be charged more quickly from a three-phase AC electricity supply, which, in the UK, is typically available at commercial and industrial premises, so this is likely to help speed up charging at workplaces.

Charging times for the 2021 model year Jaguar I-PACE are as follows:

• 7kW wall box (domestic electricity supply): up to 22 miles of range per hour (a full charge takes 12.75 hours)

• 11kW wall box (three-phase electricity supply): 33 miles of range per hour (a full charge from empty takes 8.6 hours)

• 50kW charger (public rapid charger): 39 miles in 15 minutes

• 100kW charger (public rapid charger): 78 miles in 15 minutes.

If you want to find charge points, then a new Pivi Pro infotainment system can help. Inspired by smartphones, Jaguar claims that this is fast and responsive, with enhanced EV navigation that can show you if nearby charging stations are available or in use, what they cost, and how long it will take to charge.

The navigation system should now be ready to go as soon as you sit in the driver’s seat, and the amount of touchscreen button-pressing is reduced by half.

The air quality in the I-PACE’s cabin is also cleaner, thanks to cabin air ionisation now featuring PM2.5 filtration to capture ultra-fine airborne particles and allergens. The I-PACE can even filter its cabin air before a journey begins.

There’s now a 3D surround camera system as standard, and the option of a new optional ClearSight rear-view digital mirror, which displays the image from a rear-facing camera, providing a clear view behind the car even if the driver can’t physically see through a traditional mirror due to passengers or luggage blocking the view.

The I-PACE also now has enhanced software-over-the-air capability. Systems including infotainment, battery management and charging can be updated remotely to enable the I-PACE to continuously improve over time.

There’s also a wider choice of wheels, with a new 19-inch design being offered for the first time on the I-PACE, and replacing 18-inch wheels as standard equipment on S models. 

The basics of the I-PACE remain: all-electric, all-wheel drive, 400PS and 696Nm, acceleration from 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds, and up to 292 miles (WLTP) from its 90kWh battery.

Jaguar I-PACE prices start at £65,195.

So what’s the I-PACE like to drive? Read our Jaguar I-PACE review