british automaker jaguar has jumped headfirst into the electric vehicle market with its first all-electric i-pace and the company is claiming that its innovative thermal management system adds up to 30 miles of range compared to its competitors.
the new i-pace will have a thermal management system that jaguar claims adds 30 miles in range.
the thermal management system was based on jaguar’s work on the formula e circuit, which was featured earlier this year on coolingzone, to extend the range of consumer vehicles off the track.
as quoted on electrek.co, jaguar said, “controlling temperature is important for any car, but it is especially important for electric vehicles like i-pace concept and jaguar’s i-type formula e race car. in racing, effective thermal management means drivers can compete faster and longer out on track. for road cars such as i-pace concept, drivers can gain up to 50km more range between charges.”
the first prototype of the i-pace was unveiled in 2016 at the los angeles auto show and is expected to go into production in the second half of 2018.
an article on autoevolution.com explained, “the secret there is the use of a heat pump. this allows the i-pace to use as little energy from the battery as possible for adjusting the cockpit temperature, resulting in range savings of over 30 miles (50 kilometers).”
watch the video below to learn more about this innovative system: