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These guys do a very thorough review of vehicles. This is a good look at the upcoming Jaguar I-PACE.

 

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These guys do a very thorough review of vehicles. This is a good look at the upcoming Jaguar I-PACE.

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Still waiting for somebody to test the Steering Assist (autosteering) and Adaptive Cruise.
 

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Apparently the iPace can't be fully charged by a DC fast charger for two consecutive charges. If true, a single DCFC could be very limiting for long distance travel.
 

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Apparently the iPace can't be fully charged by a DC fast charger for two consecutive charges. If true, a single DCFC could be very limiting for long distance travel.
Where did you hear that? That isn't in any of Jaguar's publications, and it runs counter to what they are hoping to achieve.

Maybe an early software glitch?
 

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Where did you hear that? That isn't in any of Jaguar's publications, and it runs counter to what they are hoping to achieve.
I saw it in the YT comments for the video. As I said, I don't know if it's true, but that would be Nissan bad.
 

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I saw it in the YT comments for the video. As I said, I don't know if it's true, but that would be Nissan bad.
I saw a reddit (?) thread about the I-PACE go a bit off track where someone started talking about the LEAF's DCFC. This could be a case of internet telephone... purple monkey dishwasher.
 

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I would like to see GM make a SUV all wheel drive with a flat battery, a small super fuel efficient gas engine, with an all electric range of 100+ miles, and 40+ mpg when operating on reg. 87 octane gas. The electric range would be on 100% pure electric and the gas engine will never kick in for extra propulsion power, just like the Volt, and not like the other so called plug in hybrids that use the gas motor for extra propulsion. With a 12 gallon fuel tank overall range should be well in excess of 500 miles.

Standard equipment will be fast DC charging and a 7.2 standard KWH charge rate for the 40 KWH lightweight battery. GM has the current technology to manufacture such a SUV with a price the middle to upper middle class could afford.
 

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I would like to see GM make a SUV all wheel drive with a flat battery, a small super fuel efficient gas engine, with an all electric range of 100+ miles, and 40+ mpg when operating on reg. 87 octane gas. The electric range would be on 100% pure electric and the gas engine will never kick in for extra propulsion power, just like the Volt, and not like the other so called plug in hybrids that use the gas motor for extra propulsion. With a 12 gallon fuel tank overall range should be well in excess of 500 miles.

Standard equipment will be fast DC charging and a 7.2 standard KWH charge rate for the 40 KWH lightweight battery. GM has the current technology to manufacture such a SUV with a price the middle to upper middle class could afford.
EREVs would address one market, but some of us are just done with gas.

Based on this I-PACE review, I'm even more curious about the Enspire, which would be a direct competitor to the I-PACE. Given its stats, I at first thought it couldn't be one of the vehicles "based on the Bolt EV platform" that GM is releasing soon. Looking closer at the size and interior dimensions, the Enspire really could be based off the Bolt EV, which has more rear cargo room with seats down than the I-PACE does. :eek:
 

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I just don't feel comfortable driving an all electric vehicle. Our 2016 Volt is our traveling car as our 2010 Prius is getting up there and not as comfortable as our Volt. We plan on vacationing at Wallowa Lake in the extreme northeastern section of Oregon nearly 500 miles from our home.

With our Volt its not as issue as we can drive there on a full charge and on gas, and charge up at night for 60+ miles of gas free driving every day. If you can't charge with a dedicated electric vehicle you are pretty much limited on your traveling adventures. The Volt is never an issue on where we can travel, even if we can't charge....
 

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I just don't feel comfortable driving an all electric vehicle. Our 2016 Volt is our traveling car as our 2010 Prius is getting up there and not as comfortable as our Volt. We plan on vacationing at Wallowa Lake in the extreme northeastern section of Oregon nearly 500 miles from our home.

With our Volt its not as issue as we can drive there on a full charge and on gas, and charge up at night for 60+ miles of gas free driving every day. If you can't charge with a dedicated electric vehicle you are pretty much limited on your traveling adventures. The Volt is never an issue on where we can travel, even if we can't charge....
I am in a similar position. My yearly relatives visit (NW GA to NE OH) would be very annoying to do pure EV, for some reason NE Ohio is a desert (think Youngstown/Warren and North of that). Plus 40-60 minute stops are not ordinary travel for me. Finally battery tech is evolving too fast and I just don't see the current breed as long term cars. Just as original Leaf were Gen1 Battery tech I see all current simply as Gen1 double range simply because they loaded up with 800lbs of batteries
 

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I just don't feel comfortable driving an all electric vehicle. Our 2016 Volt is our traveling car as our 2010 Prius is getting up there and not as comfortable as our Volt. We plan on vacationing at Wallowa Lake in the extreme northeastern section of Oregon nearly 500 miles from our home.
Wow, that's such a short trip. I've done similar in my Bolt EV with about the same amount of infrastructure as you currently have installed. And two Electrify America sites are already being installed along I-84. The L2 destination charger really seals the deal. That trip would take you maybe 30-40 minutes longer in a Bolt EV than it would in your Volt, and that's only if you just stop for gas, which seems like a miserable 7 hours of driving to me.

I know I don't speak for everyone, but my maximum driving between stops is 3 hours. And my maximum driving between meal stops is 5 to 6 hours.
 
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