Sounding the charge
The I-pace has a theoretical range of 480km. We started at 98 percent charge, stopping for a recharge (and lunch) after 224km. The charger, working at the rate of 50kwh, automatically turned off after 45 minutes, having only delivered 70 percent of the battery’s capacity. The cost: A$18. The equivalent 184kw petrol F-pace has a range of 850km. Over the same distance, fuel use would cost around A$26.00.
A fast charging network, capable of 100kwh and achieving 80 percent charge in 30 minutes, remains sparse both here and in the UK, but is mandatory if electric cars are to become mainstream.