Jaguar has released a video about the thermal management system in its upcoming I-PACE all-electric SUV, with a reference to the Formula E.
As it turns out, the 90 kWh battery (LG Chem supplied cells) is maintained inside its optimum range of 15-30°C through liquid cooling - for best performances and longevity.
Advanced thermal management also combines various sources to the heat battery or interior.
Separately, the Jaguar I-PACE is equipped with a heat pump to limit energy usage for cabin comfort in the winter. According to the manufacturer, the heat pump is able to save up to 50 km (30 miles) of range.
Non-winter range is said to be more than 500 km (310 miles) under NEDC, or about 220+ miles in more of a real world setting.
"Controlling temperature is important for any car, but it is especially important for electric vehicles like I-PACE Concept and Jaguar's I-TYPE Formula E race car. In racing, effective thermal management means drivers can compete faster and longer out on track. For road cars such as I-PACE Concept, drivers can gain up to 50km more range between charges"