The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE is designed for diplomats – thrilling to drive, sleek, smart and sustainable
Getting behind the wheel of a Jaguar I-PACE, diplomats soon discover why the move to electric makes sense. The I-PACE has the high performance one expects from a Jaguar, combined with sustainable technology that sets the standard for electric vehicles.
The beautiful design will impress discerning VIP passengers, with its sculpted exterior and plush, spacious interior with integrated smart technology and an intuitive infotainment system that works like a smartphone.
And now is an ideal time to consider investing in an electric vehicle. From 2030 the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles will be discontinued in the UK, but there are many more reasons why diplomats should make the switch.
Clean and green
Vehicles powered solely by a battery are able to achieve maximum power with zero tailpipe emissions. If diplomats or embassies switch to one of the growing number of renewable electricity suppliers available in Britain, then driving an all-electric car like the Jaguar I-PACE is genuinely a sustainable solution.
The recent hike in petrol prices has made electricity even cheaper per mile compared to petrol or diesel – and there are significant tax incentives. In London those driving fully electric vehicles are also eligible for a 100% discount from the congestion charge until 2025.
Some London boroughs also offer free or reduced charge parking for electric vehicles – very handy when you can’t find a diplomatic parking bay.
In Westminster, one of the main the diplomatic quarters, the council offers free annual parking permits to residents driving an eco-vehicle. EV motorists also benefit discounted parking – pay for just 10 minutes at pay-to-park bays and park for the maximum prescribed period. You can also access to on-street charging points alongside dedicated EV bays where it is free to park whilst you charge.
You’ll get significant tax incentives too. And with no charges relating to congestion, emissions or parking in many cities, the benefits keep adding up.
Stay in power
The Jaguar I-PACE has a range of up to 292 miles – that should get you to Birmingham and back on a single charge. It also has the latest charging technology whether you charge over night or you need a rapid charge in 15 minutes, giving you up to 78 miles of range. Wireless charging is standard on all Jaguar I-PACE vehicles.
What’s more, Jaguar’s Go I-PACE app will tell you how much power you need for your journey and where to find charging points, and the Jaguar Remote app syncs with your smartphone so you can check on your charge status before you head out. Finding charging points should not be a problem – the charging infrastructure in the UK is expanding at pace and in Westminster alone there are more than a thousand charging points.
The I-PACE battery is designed for longevity – even when used at maximum power – and comes with an eight-year warranty (the length of two four-year diplomatic postings!)
A distinctive drive
Electric technology makes the I-PACE incredibly quiet – great for virtual meetings or on-the-go briefings. Being electric doesn’t mean the Jaguar I-PACE has compromised on agility. It offers instant acceleration (an impressive 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds) with no lag and no gearshift interruptions, so a smooth ride is guaranteed.
It’s small wonder the Jaguar I-PACE has won a string of awards but don’t take our word for it – the Embassy Automobile Club invited a diplomat to put the Jaguar I-PACE through its paces. You can read their verdict here.
If you would like to experience the Jaguar I-PACE for yourself please contact Simon Pilgrim, the appointed diplomatic sales specialist for Jaguar Land Rover on 020 8398 4222 or you can email him on firstname.lastname@example.org