Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY earns its stripes on the frozen lakes of Sweden
Jaguar Land Rover
Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Nelson Piquet Jr. put the I-PACE eTROPHY race car through its paces on the frozen lakes of Arjeplog, Sweden.
Following its global debut in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, the
Brazilian driver unleashed the race car alongside a production Jaguar I-PACE, both
powered by the same 90kWh battery, onto the ice to test the effectiveness of
the thermal management system.
Speaking after the test, Nelson said the electric Jaguars
excelled after being taken out of their comfort zones, adding:
“The I-PACE eTROPHY car took the challenge head on. Driving
it on the frozen lakes and feeling the performance in such extreme conditions
was something I won’t forget for a while.”
Operating at temperatures lower than -40 degrees Celsius,
both I-PACEs prove their performance, efficiency and durability in conditions
that conventional electric vehicles will stop operating in.
While stationed at Jaguar Land Rover’s Ice Academy, both
cars proved their charging credentials in the sub-zero conditions by recharging
in 90 minutes using ABB’s Terra 53 50kW DC fast chargers.
Southern Europe Operations Team Leader Chris Crump, said the
chargers are the most northern DC infrastructure in Europe. He added:
“It is one of the most remote and coldest installations on
the planet. The stations have been designed to perform in extreme conditions
from -35 degrees to plus 55 degrees Celsius.”
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