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London to Brussels in a Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace in Brussels

The 100% electric Jaguar I-Pace has showcased its efficiency and practicality, driving the 229 miles from London to Brussels on a single charge.

Starting its epic journey on London’s South Bank, with its 90kWh battery fully charged, it headed to the Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone.

However, unlike the 80 million vehicles that have made the crossing by train since the tunnel opened, the I-Pace travelled the 31 miles through the world’s longest undersea tunnel using its own power.

After emerging into the Calais sunshine from the service tunnel which runs between the two rail tunnels, driver and Jaguar engineer Stephen Boulter headed east and arrived at the historic Mons Des Arts in central Brussels with 8% battery charge still in reserve.

“We know customers won’t compromise on everyday usability so we engineered our electric performance SUV to deliver outstanding real-world range,” said Stephen.

“By driving the 229 miles from London to Brussels on a single charge – and arriving with plenty of range left – we’ve demonstrated how comfortably it deals with long-distance journeys.”

Did you know?

The amount of energy the Jaguar I-Pace used to carry out this 229 mile trip is the equivalent of the energy generated from just 41 turns of a wind turbine, taking just under two minutes

If you were to take one trip of this distance per month, switching from a conventional engine SUV of similar size and power, to an EV like I-Pace, you would:

  • Reduce your CO2 consumption by up to nearly half a tonne (476kg) per year
  • Save nearly £1,000 (£945) per year in fuel

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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