JOBURG TO DUR­BAN ON ELEC­TRIC­ITY

Leisure Wheels (South Africa) - - NEWS -

Jaguar has suc­cess­fully com­pleted a longdis­tance jour­ney be­tween Jo­han­nes­burg and Dur­ban us­ing its re­cently an­nounced Pow­er­way charg­ing net­work in an all-elec­tric i-Pace.

The pre-pro­duc­tion Jaguar i-Pace, in SA for test­ing and ho­molo­ga­tion pur­poses, be­gan its trip with a fully topped-up 90kWh bat­tery at the Jaguar Cen­tu­rion deal­er­ship in Gaut­eng.

Roughly three hours later, af­ter trav­el­ling al­most 310km of the N1 and N3 to­wards Dur­ban, the 298kW elec­tric SUV made a stop to recharge at the now pub­licly avail­able 60kW fast charger in­stalled at the fa­mil­iar Bergview rest stop com­plex in Har­ri­smith.

The Jaguar i-Pace’s bat­tery was re­plen­ished to 100% at the Jaguar Pow­er­way fast charger in just enough time for its driver to en­joy break­fast and a rest at the nearby se­lec­tion of restau­rants.

The Jaguar i-Pace com­pleted its in­ter-city road trip 306km later at the Dur­ban Ma­rina where it posed along­side the har­bour’s yachts for some cel­e­bra­tory pho­to­graphs.

The jour­ney was de­signed to repli­cate a hol­i­day seeker’s Dur­ban road trip as closely as pos­si­ble and na­tional speed lim­its were ad­hered to at all times.

The i-Pace ar­rives in South Africa next year.

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