Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Jaguar's I-Pace software update boosts the range by 12 miles

Your luxury EV has learned something from its time on the track.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
December 9, 2019
139 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Roberto Baldwin/Engadget

Car makers frequently make vague claims that their racing technology leads to improvements in road-going vehicles, but this is one of those precious few moments where the gains are very tangible. Jaguar is delivering an update to its I-Pace EV that promises up to 12 miles of extra range thanks partly to know-how gleaned from the eTrophy race series. The automaker has boosted the efficiency of the car's AWD torque distribution, reduced use of the radiator vanes that keep it cool (improving aerodynamics) and allowed the battery to run to a lower state of charge without compromising performance or durability.

Other tweaks simply come from real-life driving data. The regenerative braking system is more effective at recovering energy at both low speeds and high battery levels, while range predictions should be more accurate and indicative of your driving style.

Unfortunately, the update process isn't as slick as it is with EV-focused brands like Tesla. You'll have to visit a Jaguar dealership to get this upgrade. Take heart, though: the same update also allows for more components to receive over-the-air updates, potentially sparing you some repeat visits in the future.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
139 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ update introduced a game-breaking bug

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ update introduced a game-breaking bug

View
Future Fit review | Engadget

Future Fit review | Engadget

View
Spotify dabbles in audiobooks by offering nine public-domain works

Spotify dabbles in audiobooks by offering nine public-domain works

View
Huawei may spin off its P and Mate smartphone brands

Huawei may spin off its P and Mate smartphone brands

View
Scientists find a cloudless 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet with a four-day year | Engadget

Scientists find a cloudless 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet with a four-day year | Engadget

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr