Jaguar I-PACE Versus Water: Video

OCT 22 2018 BY MARK KANE 8

Electric cars are not afraid of water at all.

During the 2018 Invictus Games Sydney on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, Australia, 24 competitors from 12 countries had a chance to prove themselves in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.

Drivers got the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE and were required to perform challenging tasks in three different categories, including a slalom in the water.

  • The canoe slalom was held in a bespoke water tank full of color coded gates
  • followed by a precision zone
  • and a smart cones event.

Jaguar, from the very beginning, was advertising its first electric car as capable of driving in light terrain and even across a small brook. Check out the first test drive videos (below).

In the case of the latest challange, the best teams were:

  1. French Team (Arci/Rachin)
  2. Australia Team (McGrath/Reynolds)
  3. UK Team (Bingley/Perkins)

“The competition comprised three different challenges to test; competitor driver skills, navigational ability, plus observation and teamwork to determine the winning nation.”

“Teamwork and accuracy is more important than speed in the event that reflects the importance of driving across the armed forces.”

Press release:

French have best skills in Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge

Under clear skies and only hours before the Opening Ceremony, the first medals of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 were decided in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.

There was plenty of anticipation for this unique event on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour amongst competitors, family, friends and media who were on the island.

The 24 competitors from 12 nations had not seen the ‘tricky’ course before and commented how great it was to have such a challenging experience and how ‘beautiful’ the Jaguar I-PACE cars were to drive.

The competition comprised three different challenges to test; competitor driver skills, navigational ability, plus observation and teamwork to determine the winning nation.

The canoe slalom was held in a bespoke water tank full of colour coded gates, followed by a precision zone and a smart cones event.

Teamwork and accuracy is more important than speed in the event that reflects the importance of driving across the armed forces.

Mikhail Ranchin of France explained how important the Invictus Games has been for him.

“I was wounded three years ago by an IED (improvised explosive device) and my leg was destroyed,” said Ranchin.

“This is the final part of my recovery journey. I’m taking part in lots of sports through the week and can’t wait. We enjoy this moment with everyone, our family and friends to share the Invictus spirit.”

Australian competitor Craig McGrath has been training hard for the sailing competition but did everything he could for a strong showing in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.

“The course was great fun. I was really nervous at the start but it was a lot of fun. We did some training with the federal police down in Canberra, getting used to handling a car through cones.”

Estoniam Ergo Mets felt the course was hard but fun. He is already having a wonderful Games.

“The atmosphere in the camp is perfect. The Invictus Games helps us to find new friends – New Zealand, Danish guys, Netherlands and Australian guys are all so kind.”

Their Royal Highness The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived presented the medals to the top teams.

The French Team (Arci/Rachin) won gold, Australia (McGrath/Reynolds) the silver, and Team UK (Bingley/Perkins) the bronze.

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8 Comments on "Jaguar I-PACE Versus Water: Video"

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mm

We’ve seen swimming Tesla, and Leaf’s hitting 3 foot deep water at 30 mph.
This is a cute entertainment, for a good cause, choose “a well grounded person” and let’s see some challenge between makes of electric cars.

chacama

Hey! Don’t be rude: There’s no other car that can drive over 2″ of water! /S

ffbj

Haha. Well grounded person.

Dima

The I-Pace is already outselling all Teslas in Norway in its first month on sale. Norway is the number one EV market, by market penetration. So it’s pretty clear that consumers are choosing the I-Pace.

REXisKing

Are they validating that this car can be driven in 2-3 feet of water without damage?
That they will honor the warranty?

If so that would be great for hurricane country.

Dima

The I-Pace is now the second best selling EV in Norway in its first month on the market (ahead of any Teslas, and only behind to the Nissan Leaf).

Joel B

Got a link to those sales figures? I’d be curious to see them.

jas

It might be in response to some Model 3s not handling water well. https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/ripped-undercarriage-composite-from-the-rain.131903/