Jaguar I-PACE ESTATE 294kW EV400 SE 90kWh 5dr Auto Pure Electric Vehicle Car Leasing
Thank you to our business leasing customer from Epping (Essex) for sending pictures of their brand-new EV to the eCarLease team. Replacing a pure petrol-head car, the VW Golf R, our customer wanted something stylish, practical but, above all, a pure electric vehicle!
The transition into electric isn’t quite as problematic as some sceptics would have believed, mainly because those who experience the instant power, effortless driving and enjoyably quiet ride often have nothing but good things to say.
We notice that customer complaints are somewhat lower on EVs than many of the petrol and diesel vehicles we supply. However, for enjoyably fast, but cost-effective, cars like the Golf R many would have thought it would be impossible to encourage someone across to the electric-side.
In this case, the customer was more than impressed and indeed noted the more exciting driving style of the I-Pace compared to their previous fleet vehicle!
The emphasis on EV solutions is not one to ignore. Without a doubt the Covid-19 situation has removed barriers to EVs and in many cases made customers re-think what personal or business contract hire solutions they are going to pursue next.
You only have to look at what the car manufacturers are currently doing along with the “car review” websites like AutoCar, AutoExpress and CarWow – anything and everything EV is being thrown into the mass-market.
Niche car reviewers, like Auto Social are proving in-depth access and information on the principles of EVs. Indeed one of our team spent some time with Auto Social UK explaining how contract hire operates and this is something which we believe is one of the major catalysts for EV growth.
We do think that the usership/non-ownership approach of leasing will more than encourage many customers to transfer across to a pure electric vehicle.
Latest Electric Car Leasing News
The headlines of last week/this week have covered another new entry to the EV-market – the Nissan Ariya
Nissan are far from new to the world of electrification, their Leave and e-NV200 have been long-standing options for customers to consider and they are very much pioneers in this market. However, the introduction of the Ariya is about having a more practical and luxurious offering to complement their leaf – the UK is very much an SUV dominated market place.
With a 63 kWh battery (circa 233 miles of range) and an 87 kWh battery (circa 310 miles of rage), the I-Pace and new Model Y may just have found a new competitor.
Some interesting points to note include the apparent tie-up with Amazon with their Alexa Auto, a google-esque interactive process to play music, find places to eat/drink and to communicate with your devices at home. Ready for the self-proclaimed “dawn of a new era”? You need to get your name down for an opportunity to have one towards the end of 2021.
Also in the motoring news this week, and which is not just aimed at EV-drivers, is the position on MOT.
From 1 August, the removal of certain COIVD-19 restrictions. As many are aware, as a result of Coronavirus drivers were provided with a 6 month exemption from MOTs as part of reducing the spread of the virus.
While those drivers with a due date before 1 August can still benefit from the exemption, drivers are being encourages to visit their local garages as part of maintained road safety. The Department of Transport have suggested that over 90% of the UKs car garages are now open and MOT testing is now at 70% of normal levels. If you are able to MOT your vehicle, particularly where safety concerns have arisen, it is more than safe to do so.
Our Recent Pure Electric Vehicle Delivery
In terms of the car shown, the Jaguar I-PACE ESTATE 294kW EV400 SE 90kWh 5dr Auto (Pure Electric Vehicle Car Leasing), this is based on the following configuration:
- Metallic Paint – Corris grey
- Grained leather – Ebony, Ebony/Ebony colourway, Light Oyster Morzine headlining + sport seats
- Gloss black trim finisher
20″ 6 split spoke gloss dark grey with contrast diamond turned finish alloy wheels – style 6007
- Fixed panoramic glass sunroof
- 10 way electric heated front seats with memory
- Privacy glass
- Black exterior pack – I-Pace
- Reduced section alloy spare wheel
- Carpet Mats
As standard the car includes coil suspension, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, 20” alloys, 10-way electric front seats with memory, Premium LED headlights, rear view camera, secure tracker,
power tailgate, driver pack, Meridian sound system, climate control, ambient interior lighting, acoustic windscreen, heated front windscreen and rear window, heated washer jets, solar attenuating windscreen, DSC,
hill launch assist, Apple carplay, 360 parking aid, lane keep assist, park assist, rear traffic monitor, push button starter, 10” touch screen, navigation pro, auto dimming interior mirror, power folding/auto dimming/heated door mirrors with memory, active sound design, DAB radio, follow me home headlights, air quality sensor, automatic headlamp levelling, 60/40 split folding seats, keyless entry, intrusion sensor and alarm.
On the technical-side company and business users can note the P11d at £70,675.00 and CO2 at 0g/km. The 85kWh battery provides a WLTP combined range of 273 miles, 400ps and 0-62 times of 4.8 seconds.
The service intervals on the I-Pace are every 24 months or 21,000 miles. The battery warranty is 8 years or 100,000 miles. On the charging times, expect a 11kW AC to fully charge the car in around 9 hours (via a TYPE 2 connector) or rapid charge via a CCS up to a maximum of 104kW DC in just over an hour.
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