What’s The Best Jaguar I-Pace Highway Speed For Long Trips?


…and how does that change with different charging speeds?

As we told you yesterday, the Jaguar I-Pace, like every electric vehicle, will return different range results depending on how it is driven. For long-distance trips, it would be nice to have a good strategy that takes driving speeds and charging times into consideration. Luckily for us, electric vehicle YouTuber Bjorn Nyland has put together a video (above) that does just that. Let’s take a quick look at his findings.

There is a fair amount of number crunching going on here. Nyland has taken the time, though, to not only give us estimates for different road speeds, but also with different charging speeds for both 50 kW and 100 kW stations — note: the top I-Pace charging rate is about 84 kW, but Nyland tells us that Jaguar will increase that to 100 kW and possibly higher in the near future.

Consequentially, the best speed to travel at, as well as how long you should stay connected to chargers, varies according to the charging speed you can get access to. A 100 kW DC fast charger will allow for faster driving speeds and shorter charging times than a 50 kW supply. Nyland offers up several charts throughout the video, using various configurations of the Tesla Model X for comparison. We’ve dropped in the most visually helpful one below.

As you can see, 50 kW DC fast chargers are far less helpful than the more powerful 100 kW stations, and they also slow down your suggested cruising speed. Luckily, as Nyland notes, despite there being a bit of chicken and egg thing going on with electric vehicles and charging facilities, the number of fast charging stations continues to increase. This means, of course, our trip speeds will also increase.

While this is great data, most owners are going to find their I-Pace does its job of carrying you about your daily routine quite well. For those longer trips, an initial amount of investigating might be in order to make sure your travel time doesn’t last any longer than it needs to. Generally, though, we make the same long trips repeatedly, so only the initial journey will require any amount of planning.


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16 Comments on "What’s The Best Jaguar I-Pace Highway Speed For Long Trips?"

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Thanks Bjorn. Great info. 120 would be enough for me.

So the faster the better? Stick to the posted speed unless you’re on an unrestricted autobahn as you need to be doing at least 150km/h before you start going backwards, except fi charging with a 50kWh charger, where you should do 130km/h?

The actual peak at 100 kW seems a little lower: around 145 km/h I’d guess?

Doesn’t seem to make much difference to go a little faster or a little slower, though — so it’s probably better to slow down a bit, for improved costs and safety…

That’s surprising to see so little difference between the Model X battery sizes.

Example trip using ABRP: Miami to NYC, ~1300 miles, 70F, 80 mph = 129 km/h.

Model X 75D takes 24:40 (53 mph avg), 90D takes 23:21 (56 mph avg), 100D takes 21:48 (60 mph avg). That’s a difference between 85 and 95 km/h, not 89 and 93 km/h per Bjorn’s chart.

FWIW, Model 3 LR takes 19:09 (68 mph avg), 3 SR takes 22:39 (57 mph avg).


Bjorn’s calculations are presumably theoretical — in practice, charging point availability and convenience means you won’t follow ideal charging patterns, thus increasing the gains from the flexibility advantage of larger battery…

Theoretical? Nyland’s calculations are based on realtime experiences, always.
Check his youtube channel.

So Bjorn is saying 80 mph is the MINIMUM speed necessary to travel quickly. I wonder if the cop will accept that?

The speed limit on most of the European highways is 130 km/h so the cops have nothing to say about it.

These graphics are interesting, they show i-pace sucks and that electric cars are very slow for long trips – average speed is way smaller than cruising speed.

Well, it always is. Don’t believe me? Try it with a car that has an onboard computer

In Europe average speed is slower than cruising speed in ANY car. Lots of traffic. Nice try at obfuscation though Alex. Remember the two guys that took a Model S from NYC to L.A. in 52 hrs?

Obviously cruising speed is slower. The thick is that when you stop for charging and wait 30 minutes average speed becomes much slower.
Wait I said it’s a fact, if you read my comment carefully you’ll find I didn’t just said “slower”.
Do you want to argue with me that almost any ice car will win a 1000km race by a huge margin? How much do you want to bet? I let you choose my ICE around €20k (within reason) and you can choose any EV you want.
Are you a Man or a “chicken” :)?

In practice people usually make regular rest stops no matter what car they drive — so unless doing a cannonball run, the theoretical disadvantage of a good EV is mostly meaningless.

No it’s not, a cars are very comfortable and you don’t need to stop every other your for 30 minutes.
Yes you should make breaks, but that’s an argument that is exaggerated.
Also with current EVs you’ve a lot less choices where to stop – that sucks.

Q. How fast are they going to the dealers?

A. The X-axis crossing Y-axis 0.