From Race to Road: Jaguar Enhances its Award-winning I-pace with Knowledge Gained from the Race Track
Engineers have applied advanced technical insights from the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race series to optimise the management of battery, thermal and AWD systems to enhance the efficiency of the all-electric powertrain.
Jaguar made history in 2018 with the creation of the I-PACE eTROPHY series – the world’s first all-electric production based international race series – reinforcing its commitment to electric racing whilst leveraging technical expertise to develop future electric road cars as part of its ‘Race to Innovate’ mission. The series puts the all-electric SUV through extreme use conditions and the first competitive season yielded critical learnings for the durability and thermal control of the battery and torque management systems.
Every element of the vehicle’s performance is scrutinised to leverage the optimum performance of the systems and maximise efficiency.
I-PACE Vehicle Engineering Manager
While the new software upgrade doesn’t change the official certified range figure, the marginal gains developed from eTROPHY analysis will give customers access to an improvement of up to eight per cent dependent on usage – equating to a potential extra 20km (12 miles) of real-world range.
The changes derived from the eTROPHY race series include:
Feb 24, 2020 at 13:07