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| A charged-up drive of the New All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE in Portugal’s Algarve | The inside line on the creation of the revolutionary I-PACE | Reinventing a classic: meet the E-type Concept Zero | Fifty years of the iconic XJ saloon | Exclusive interview with tennis star Johanna Konta | Can supercomputers revolutionise art? 


I-PACE FIRST DRIVE instrument panel and includes full-screen navigation with ultra-clear 3D mapping. Head-Up Display in crystal clear full-color graphics to indicate directions and speed so your eyes can spend more time focused on the road 5 is standard on First Edition. The soundscape is second to none, thanks to the clarity of a 825 W, 15-speaker Meridian Surround Sound System. Connectivity is taken care of as well with InControl Apps, 4G Wi-Fi, Spotify access and personalized settings aplenty. Refined touches abound within the classy minimalist setting of the cabin, from bright polished buttons and materials that feel like satin, to Configurable Ambient Interior Lighting and carpet mats. And the I-PACE doesn’t need a conventional gearbox either, which lifts the cabin’s ambience even higher. This knack for detail and smart solutions also applies to how the I-PACE answers that all-encompassing question of charging. Re-charging, of course, is an important – and different – part of an EV owner’s life – and the I-PACE is built from the ground up to superbly address this element of future mobility. The I-PACE is equipped with a 7 kW single phase AC on-board charger with a plug-in point located conveniently above the front wheel. It can charge via a domestic socket with a Jaguar-approved 7 kW wallbox6 or a 50 kW DC rapid charger. Using the approved wallbox, an industrial socket or an upgraded domestic socket will give you additional miles of range. Public charging is easy, too. Using a 50 kW DC rapid charger can deliver up to 168 miles of range per hour7, meaning that you can add significant range quickly when you are on-the-go. And there’s potential for even more, as the I-PACE is designed to take a 100 kW DC charger. Our 140-mile round trip, with all the demands of a full road test, left us with about 40% of our full range intact – and our hotel’s 7 kW charger got us back to 90% in about five hours overnight. A surprising delight – especially at night – is the puddle light that beams the Jaguar logo on to the ground directly below where the charging flap opens. Meanwhile, a series of colored lights inside the port reassure you that the re-charge has been initiated and then switch off when complete. As an SUV, the I-PACE should have rough-road credentials too. We take the rugged roads down to the Algarve’s coast near our final stop, Sagres – a city made famous by its sailing school founded by 15th-century explorer Henry the Navigator, and known more recently for its exported beer. On this last part of our trip, we let “ THE I-PACE IS THE EMBODIMENT OF THE SPIRIT OF INNOVATION” the Adaptive Dynamics system do its thing and it flattens the terrain, even with the generous 22" wheels optioned on our vehicle. The climate during our test has been warm and dry. But as we head toward the end of our drive, it now rains – which gives us an opportunity to test the all-wheel drive system. The I-PACE feels completely planted, performing like a rear-wheel car with the grip and stability of an all-wheel drive version. It’s a great combination. And there’s a host of technical advances to fall back on if the weather gets worse. In slippery conditions, selecting Low Traction Launch is designed to provide a more confident start from standstill. The clever All Surface Progress Control mode, meanwhile, reacts to varied terrain as required to maintain a set steady speed (between 2 and 18 mph). The Adaptive Surface Response – standard on the I-PACE First Edition and optional on all other models – detects conditions and constantly adjusts the motor and brake settings for skid-free, controlled progress 5 . The practicality extends to the I-PACE cargo capability. Cargo space under the rear hatch is 25.3 cubic feet, extending to 51.0 cubic feet with rear seats folded, which was just the ticket when lugging big, bulky kit for a photographer in search of all the right shots on a road trip like ours. There’s even an extra 1 cubic foot of storage in the front, under the hood, perfect for stowing our smaller bags. Front to back, top to bottom, the I-PACE really has all the bases covered. As a true driver’s car with zero compromise, it is the embodiment of the spirit of innovation that marks the dream of a new kind of mobility. As the I-PACE hits roads across the world, Jaguar is now ready to turn that electric dream into reality for us all. Visit to learn all about the new I-PACE and to build your own 5: These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner’s manual or your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for more details. 6: Jaguar has authorized charging infrastructure partnerships for all markets in which I-PACE is available. Our infrastructure partners are available to advise the best solutions for you. Please consult your Jaguar retailer for further information. 7: A DC rapid charger provides large amounts of energy in a short amount of time. The charging rate decreases as the battery reaches full capacity, therefore, in most cases it is quicker to rapid charge up to 80% capacity or for the extended range required. 22 THE JAGUAR

Electrification made easy: The I-PACE has been built from the ground up to be uncompromisingly thoughthful. Vivid displays, intuitive interior design and cutting-edge technology all make recharging quick and hassle-free European model and interior shown. Some features may not be available in North America. THE JAGUAR 23

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