Don’t get lured by the battery capacity alone

This was Jaguar’s time to shine; maybe even score a touchdown with no one else in sight. And still, Jaguar missed its target. Jaguar has released the EPA-estimated figures for the 2019 I-Pace, and the 234-mile range is a little less than what we had hoped for.

The I-Pace Has Less Range than the Chevy Bolt, Hyundai Kona, and Tesla Model X

The Jaguar I-Pace Will Deliver Subpar Range Compared to the Tesla Model X, Hyundai Kona, and Chevy Bolt Exterior Wallpaper quality
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The I-Pace, with its 90 kWh battery pack, delivers 234 miles on a full charge.

This is less than the base Tesla Model X with a 75-kWh battery. Heck, even cars like the Chevrolet Bolt and Hyundai Kona Electric give better range despite their smaller capacity battery packs. To compare it number-by-number, the Jaguar I-Pace delivers 80 MPGe in the city, 72 MPGe on the highway, and 76 MPGe combined, whereas Tesla Model X’s 75-kWh battery pack delivers 91 MPGe in the city, 95 MPGe on the highway, and 93 MPGe combined. Does this mean the I-Pace will be carrying dead weight all its life?

Jaguar I-Pace Tesla Model X Hyundai Kona EV Chevrolet Bolt
All-Electric Range 234 miles 237 miles 250+ miles 238 miles
City MPGe 80 91 132 128
Highway MPGe 72 95 108 110
Combined MPGe 76 93 120 119

Final Thoughts

The Jaguar I-Pace Will Deliver Subpar Range Compared to the Tesla Model X, Hyundai Kona, and Chevy Bolt
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Now that the deliveries have already begun, it will be interesting to see whether this inefficiency will play as a keep-away with consumers or will its swanky looks and tech-savvy interior be enough to supplement its shortcoming in the range and efficiency department? Would you pick the Tesla Model X over the Jaguar I-Pace? Let us know in the comments section below.

Further reading

The Jaguar I-Pace Will Deliver Subpar Range Compared to the Tesla Model X, Hyundai Kona, and Chevy Bolt Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace.

2016 Tesla Model X High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our full review on the 2016 Tesla Model X.

The Hyundai Kona EV Offers Almost as Much Torque as a 997-Gen Porsche 911 GT3! Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2019 Hyundai Kona EV.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt.

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