After going into hibernation for the 2021 model year, the Jaguar I-Pace returns for 2022 with a new infotainment system, more driver-assist technology and faster charging capability. Gone are the electric SUV’s S and SE trims, leaving the top HSE as the only available model. With no upgrades to its powertrain or performance, the I-Pace takes on competitors like the Tesla Model X and Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E and Audi E-Tron, promising to be what Jaguar calls an ”easier to live with” electric SUV.
The 2022 I-Pace gets a new standard 11-kilowatt onboard charger for faster AC charge times (home or public AC charge stations); previously, I-Pace owners had a capability of 7 kW on 230 volts to charge the SUV from empty to 100% in 12.9 hours. With a compatible home charging unit, the 2022 I-Pace can fully charge in 10.2 hours, according to a Jaguar spokesperson. The 11-kilowatt onboard charger makes the I-Pace more competitive from a convenience standpoint to the Ford Mustang Mach-E (10.5 kW) and Audi E-Tron (9.6 kW).
On a 100-kW public DC fast charger, Jaguar says the I-Pace will replenish up to 63 miles of range in 15 minutes, or from zero to 80% in 40 minutes or 85 minutes on the more common 50-kW DC chargers.
The Mach-E can add 61 miles of range on a 10-minute charge with a 150 kW DC fast charger, while the Audi E-Tron uses DC 150-kW fast charging to get an 80% charge in 30 minutes. Even the faster charging is still a far cry from Tesla’s Superchargers that on a 250-kW Supercharger can add up to 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes — not all Tesla Superchargers are 250-kW units, however.