Is One-Pedal Driving Possible In A Jaguar I-Pace?


Cariousity? Hmm … apparently it’s not a typo.

YouTuber Miles Brannon (MilesPrHr) produces a variety of different types of car reviews, including first drives, track drives, wheel reports, etc. He refers to this particular variant — in which he works to answer an intriguing question about a vehicle — “Cariosity.” This latest, curious car-related question ponders one-pedal driving (regenerative braking) in the all-new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace.

First of all, we’d like to say that we appreciate Miles diving into the interface menus and showing people how to change regen settings. While we fell in love with the I-Pace during our trip to Portugal, we were honest to say that we had to stop the car to track down such settings in the overwhelming barrage of menus. Remember, however, that once you own the car for a short while, you’ll get it all figured out.

The I-Pace has a High and Low setting for regenerative braking — and as a related aside — it also allows you to turn Vehicle Creep On or Off. The short of it here is that the I-Pace can be driven with one pedal as long as you have the regen setting on High. This setting is actually aggressive enough that the car will slow down very soon and almost stop before you may want it to, but this is really just a matter of timing out your execution, which Miles reveals.

As you get to the point that you are almost at a complete stop, there’s still a bit of roll, which can cause you to want to tap the friction brake lightly. It seems this is only something that would impact a non-EV driver or someone that is just getting acquainted with the system, since they may not yet trust the regen. But, Miles proves if you let the car do its thing, it will completely stop the car.

Check out the video to see this in greater detail. Please provide us with any insight in the comment section below.

Video Description via MilesPrHr on YouTube:

Can You Drive The Jaguar I-Pace With Only One Pedal?

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is the first electric vehicle from the British automaker. It uses a 90 kWh battery and two electric motors to produce 394hp and hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. It has a range of 234 miles.

That’s all fine and good, but in this video Miles Branman just wants to see if the I-Pace can be driven with one pedal while using the car’s braking regeneration. Let’s see if it’s possible…

We’ve also included Miles’ Jaguar I-Pace Walkaround video below:


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6 Comments on "Is One-Pedal Driving Possible In A Jaguar I-Pace?"

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I’ve owned a Tesla, and a BMW i3 at the same time so I have experience with both regen that glides after 6 mph, and true one pedal. Tesla’s is nice, you have to touch the brake so your guaranteed that your brake lights definitely come on, which isn’t always the case in the i3. And in the i3 if you don’t time your stops, and watch your approach you can end up using the brake. But that’s what I like , and find safer, a true one pedal car like the i3 trains you to look further ahead making you a safer driver. I feel a great sense of control in my i3, Tesla’s is good too no complaints, except always be aware that the braking force you feel ends, and you have to use the brake. One thing that’s a little annoying about the i3 though. since you don’t use your brakes much the brake rotors do produce more rust dust after washing. Because you have to touch the brakes in a Tesla at stops it scrubs off the rust quickly, whereas I’ve driven to places well over 30 miles away in my i3, and never had a… Read more »

I’ve driven a few I-pace’s and the regen braking is excellent. Of course you have to re-calibrate your coasting/braking distances but it works well.

Of course this applies to any vehicle with any power source. It’s less to do with the vehicle and more to do with the driver, a good driver drives one pedal for 95% of the time anyway. I used to give driving tuition and you’d be amazed how many people get confused when you tell them you can still decelerate whilst pressing the accelerator.

I think one pedal driving is going to be much more common as we move to ev’s. I really like it on the Bolt and wish that they had a switch to turn off creep in drive. Now that I drive one pedal all the time, it’s a bit disconcerting to have the car not stop when you let off the gas.
One pedal driving will be a must have on my next car. I just hope that tesla gets it incorporated in the new models or with an ota update.

“wish that they had a switch to turn off creep in drive.”
The creep seems like a compromise not to shock new ICE converts. The ePedal in the Leaf is something every ev should have.

FYI – it turns on the brake lights when you lift off the accelerator pedal with one-pedal driving. 👍🏻 I’ve confirmed this with Jaguar. Picking up my I-Pace HSE this Saturday, 12/1/18.

As i should….as almost all other evs do.