Jaguar are busy persuading potential owners of the electric I-Pace that it will suit their lifestyle with a new App showing costs and range.
There’s no question we’re now heading in to a future where electric cars are the norm, be that BEVs for now or hydrogen fuel cells in the medium to long term. But there’s still a problem with that.
The simple fact is that the rush by every car maker to deliver electric cars isn’t being driven by consumer demand but by legislation, where car makers know the only way they can avoid huge fines for excessive average emissions is to deliver electrification across a huge swathe of their ranges.
So makers of electric cars, like Jaguar with the I-Pace, are busy finding ways to demonstrate that an EV is the way to go, even if the majority of motorists still need a chunk of convincing.
In an effort to demonstrate to the sceptical that an EV is a fit for them, Jaguar has launched a new online range calculator and the Go I-Pace App to try and prove how convenient and cost effective the I-Pace is (well, if you ignore up-front costs).
Drivers can download the go I-Pace App for Android or Apple and it will show the potential savings if you’d been driving an I-Pace, how much battery you would have used and the number of charges needed to complete distance driven.
Now the App has been out in the wild for a few weeks, 35,000 journeys have already been logged and it seems the average single trip is around 8.5 miles, with the average user clocking up a relatively modest 216 miles a week.
Taking in to account that some drivers were doing much longer distances than others, Jaguar reckons 52 per cent of drivers would only need to charge the I-Pace once a week, and that could be done on an overnight charge at home with a 7kW Wallbox. Which does make it very convenient for most.