JOBURG TO DURBAN ON ELECTRICITY
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.