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2022 Jaguar I-Pace gets faster charging capability, OTA updates, new infotainment

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Jaguar‘s I-Pace was one of the first electric vehicles from a luxury manufacturer, and was one of the first electric vehicles to demonstrate that you can have a driver’s focused and sporty electric car. For 2022, that car is getting a few updates to modernize the car and prepare it for the future.

The Pivi Pro infotainment system gets smart routing features, helping to reduce range anxiety. Along a journey, the navigation system will direct the driver to charging locations when necessary, and show estimated charge times. This should help eliminate the worry about where to charge when taking the I-Pace on a road trip.

Depending on how well the system works, this could be a pretty big deal. One of the killer apps on Tesla vehicles is the integrated trip planner that’s built into the navigation system. At any point an owner can put in a destination—- as long as it’s connected by a road network — and the navigation will guide the owner there and to Supercharger locations along the way.

Some other automakers, such as Ford and Volkswagen, are attempting similar things with their navigation systems, to various levels of success.

Privi Pro is also designed to eliminate excessive button presses, making 90% of common functions accessible in two taps or less. The system also is updatable over-the-air, along with the maps, so that it can stay up to date.

Additionally, Apple Car Play and Android Auto are standard equipment, which is always welcomed.

The over-the-air updates aren’t just limited to infotainment, as the car can be updated to enhance battery and vehicle performance.

Perhaps a sign of the times that we live in, but the I-Pace will also have a cabin air ionization system with PM2.5 filtration to capture ultra fine particles and keep them out of your nose.

In the realm of driver’s assistance technologies, I-Pace gets a new 3D surround view camera system and a digital rearview mirror. The rearview mirror is especially helpful if you have a lot of items in the cargo area of the vehicle, or people in the back seats, that block rearward visibility.

An 825-watt Meridian surround sound stereo system with 16 speakers and a subwoofer comes standard on the 2022 Jaguar I-Pace to go along with the updated infotainment.

One additional welcome feature, which may require an upgrade for some home uses, is the ability to charge at 11-kW on an AC charge. While most people are happy with just having a full charge in the morning, the faster onboard charging can top you off quicker to take advantage of cheaper charging rates. To take advantage of the faster charge rates, owners will need a 48-amp or higher charging.

This ClipperCreek hardwired charger would do the trick to get you the faster speed.

For 2022, the Jaguar I-Pace only comes in the top HSE trim with an Atlas Grey grille lip finish. A full color palette is, of course, available. The I-Pace, in addition to Jaguar’s standard warranty, gets an 8-year warranty on the battery pack.

The car starts, with destination, at $71,050.

Written by Chad Kirchner
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