Jaguar has launched an intelligent app to help drivers experience life with its all-electric I-Pace before even getting behind the wheel.
The Go I-Pace app captures journey data to calculate potential cost savings, show how much battery would be used per trip and tell users how many charges they would need in a week if they were driving the I-Pace.
As it builds a unique picture of a vehicle’s use, the app will even show how many journeys, if any, would have needed a stop to charge the EV’s advanced Lithium-ion battery.
When opening the app, users can enter the real-world fuel economy of their existing vehicle to calculate the cost savings switching to the I-Pace would deliver. Once enough journeys have been logged, the app will estimate the range drivers can expect to achieve from a full charge. An interactive map allows users to search for the nearest charging points along a chosen route or within a local area.
Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar I-Pace said: “What a test drive doesn’t show is the lower running costs and convenience of living with our electric performance SUV on a daily basis. The Go I-Pace app is designed to help potential customers make an informed decision.” Compatible with Apple operating systems, the Go I-Pace app runs in the background and uses the device’s location services to track individual journeys. It can also distinguish between different modes of transport to make sure it collects accurate data, even prompting users to confirm that individual trips were made by car for unusual routes — for instance on journeys made by cycling rather than behind the wheel.
Owners can also take advantage of software updates that ensure their I-Pace is always running the latest version.