Jaguar is shutting down their I-Pace line due to a shortage of batteries from LG Chem, The Times reports.
The shutdown of their production line in Graz, Austria will last a week starting next Monday.
Jaguar I-Pace Overview Updated February 24, 2020
43 'Jaguar I-Pace' stories
November 2016 - February 2020
The Jaguar I-Pace is an electric SUV produced by automotive company Jaguar Land Rover under their Jaguar brand name. It was first released in 2018.
We reviewed the Jaguar I-Pace in 2018 when it was released.
First and foremost, the Jaguar I-PACE is an amazing car and embodies everything great about the promise of electric powertrains. It friggen flies off the line on the track, can torque up 45 degree dirt roads from a stop, and most importantly feels great on the open road and city streets: quiet and smooth with understated power. It is luxury, sport and practicality all in one.
It is also a Jaguar. It looks beautiful inside and out with quality components and a unique design. And most of all, Jaguar should be applauded for bringing this car to market before competitors Audi and Porsche bring their e-Tron and Taycan.
But in all the rush to compare the I-PACE to the few premium electric vehicles on the road today, the inevitable “Tesla Model X Killer” moniker keeps coming up. While its 240-mile 400HP AWD electric drivetrain certainly screams SUV, its actual body shape, internal space and ride make it feel more like a sedan.
If anything, it feels closest to a Tesla Model 3 inside, especially with its glass roof, but that’s beyond a stretch. Jaguar has beautiful and tasteful buttons, knobs and a small screen while Tesla’s spartan interior UI is simply a large touch screen with two simple knobs on the steering wheel.
In his review, Seth was extremely positive about the car. Read the entire review to learn more.
In 2019, we were able to review the newest model as well. In his review, Fred was also generally positive about the car.
There’s a lot to like about the I-Pace. I think it’s one of the best-looking vehicles out there period. It is super fast and responsive and handles like a dream.
The range is going to be good enough for most people, especially if you plan to use it to get around a city, but I think it would be hard to take the vehicle on a road trip that requires more than two full charges at least until the non-Tesla charging infrastructure with over 100 kW of capacity becomes more extensive.
It’s starting to be the case in Europe but less so in the US, and I think that will be reflected in the sales of the I-Pace – though the US could eventually catch up with a few new networks coming up.
I think the I-Pace would make a great family vehicle as long as you are not expecting the space of a full-size SUV.
But that’s all if Jaguar can fix its user interface, which was a real pain to deal with, and hopefully, they can use the vehicle’s over-the-air software capability to fix some of that.
In our 2018 review, we noted the model we tested was rated for 240 miles on a single charge. Current models are still rated for the same.
In 2020, it was announced that production had paused due to battery shortages.
Jaguar has been trying to secure more battery capacity, but it’s been slow-going. They reportedly signed a deal for cylindrical cells with Samsung SDI in 2018, though they use LG pouch cells for the I-Pace.
In December of 2019, Jaguar pushed a software update that improved the car’s range by 8%.
Jaguar I-Pace Stories February 10
Jaguar I-Pace Stories December 5, 2019
Jaguar told I-Pace owners that it is going to unlock “up to 8%” more range in their electric vehicles through a software update delivered through the work with their I-Pace-based racing series. expand full story
Jaguar I-Pace Stories November 8, 2019
John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, last week said that its Detroit plant is now in operation. Waymo is busily outfitting fleets of Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrids with self-driving tech. It’s a big step toward realizing traditional automakers’ greatest fear: getting reduced to being just a hardware provider. expand full story
Jaguar I-Pace Stories October 2, 2019
In this post, we review the portable EV charging cords that come standard with the following electric vehicles sold in North America: Tesla (all models), the Audi e-tron, the Nissan Leaf, the Jaguar I-Pace, the Porsche Taycan, the Chevy Bolt, the BMW i3, and Hyundai (all BEVs). This review is pretty wild; the specs (usefulness) of OEM standard charging cords are all over the place. Some car makers gave a ton of thought to this while others clearly gave none. That’s concerning, because “electricity is everywhere” is a major argument in favor of EV ownership, but that’s only meaningful if you can usefully tap the grid.
Jaguar I-Pace Stories August 13, 2019
Jaguar is going directly after Tesla owners by offering them a $3,000 incentive to buy an I-Pace electric vehicle at a total $15,000 discount. expand full story
Jaguar I-Pace Stories June 28, 2019
Jaguar has been targeting Tesla owners with mailer adverts in which the automaker makes a bold comparison between the I-Pace and the Tesla Model X. expand full story
Jaguar I-Pace Stories February 21, 2019
With new premium electric SUVs hitting the market, Tesla is seeing some competition, but that competition is also highlighting Tesla’s incredible lead when it comes to efficiency.
Now a third-party range test against Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace is confirming that the rest of the industry is behind when it comes to efficiency. expand full story
Jaguar I-Pace Stories February 16, 2019
The sales of the Jaguar I-Pace, the British automaker’s first all-electric vehicle, haven’t been strong in the US, but the automaker is now offering 0% financing on the I-Pace as a special limited offer to boost sales of the all-electric vehicle. expand full story
Jaguar I-Pace Stories January 20, 2019
We got a Jaguar I-Pace for a few days last week and we were able to take the electric vehicle on a decent road trip in California. Last year we took it on a drive through Portugal but that was a heavily regulated and scripted ride by Jaguar. How does the I-Pace work in a real world, unscripted use case?
Here I give my thoughts on the I-Pace, which I think is a stunning electric vehicle and a first great EV for Jaguar, but it has some issues. expand full story
Jaguar I-Pace Stories December 10, 2018
A Jaguar I-PACE electric SUV caught on fire in the Netherlands last week while parked in a driveway.
The cause of the fire is unknown and the automaker is investigating the event. expand full story