Jaguar is supporting the City of Oslo with the world’s first high-powered wireless taxis.
Momentum Dynamics is providing the wireless charging system for the Jaguars.
Fortum Recharge will be supporting the installation and electrification of the project.
The ElectriCity initiative will make the Norwegian capital the first city in the world with a fully automatic charging infrastructure model that can be implemented almost anywhere, this proof of concept could help the rapid adoption of electric vehicles globally.
Plugged into an 11kW AC domestic wallbox, that will allow 33 miles of range to be added per hour, with a full charge from empty in 8.6 hours. With a 7kW wallbox, a full charge takes 12.75 hours, at a peak rate of 22 miles of charge per hour. The I-Pace will continue to be offered with a 100kW on-board DC charger, enabling up to 78 miles of charge in 15 minutes.
The revamped I-Pace will also be the first Jaguar to feature the firm’s latest Pivi Pro infotainment system, which is currently only found in the Land Rover Defender.
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This stable demand for EVs saw the Tesla Model 3 become the nation’s best-selling car in April with 658 examples sold. The second best-selling car was another EV, the Jaguar I-Pace with 367 units. It is understood the Model 3’s sales figures come largely as a result of the fulfillment of orders taken online prior to the lockdown.
The nomination represents two historic firsts, as it was the first time an electric vehicle has won the event in its 34-year history, and the first time a Jaguar has taken overall honours. The award was presented in another first for the competition, as due to the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown regulations the ceremony was held virtually with a live video stream.
In addition to winning the overall Car of the Year, the Jaguar I-PACE EV400 AWD SE was also named best Premium Car by an expert panel comprising members of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ).
The automaker’s total retail sales in the fourth quarter of the earlier financial year were at 1,09,869 vehicles, dropping 30.9 per cent as compared with the January-March period of the financial year 2018-19, the automaker said.
According to the release, despite the increase of coronavirus crisis, retail sales of the new Range Rover Evoque increased 24.7 per cent year-on-year and sales of the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE showed increase of 40 per cent.