‘Go I-PACE’ App Compares Your Car to the Jaguar EV

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Jaguar’s app calculates the cost of driving your vehicle, showing how much the I-PACE could save you.

Automakers are always talking about how much money you can save if you switched from a gasoline or diesel-powered to one of their electric vehicles, but Jaguar has gone one step further. The British automaker has developed an app that compares the cost of driving your current vehicle to the cost of driving the I-PACE on those same trips, using GPS location and real-time fuel prices to show how the luxury EV would save you money every day.

The video above from the Jaguar YouTube channel provides us with a quick look at how easily this software works.

Jaguar I-Pace Cruising

EV Savings

There are a great many financial benefits to buying an electric vehicle like the Jaguar I-PACE regardless of where in the world you live. In most cases, buying one will get you a nice tax deduction and in some cases, there are unique incentives on EVs that make them more affordable. In some areas of the world where there is annual taxation on vehicles, EVs are often exempt from those expenses and in areas where there are congestion charges, vehicles like the I-PACE get to drive for free.

Finally, in many urban areas, having an electric vehicle allows you to park for free and in many areas where they have carpool lanes, EV drivers can use those lanes without having a bunch of people in the car.

Jaguar Go I-Pace App 1

Those are all ways that buying an electric vehicle will save you money and really, those are all pretty simple to quantify. What is often hard to accurately value is how much you save when driving an EV rather than a vehicle with a combustion engine, but Jaguar has found a way to do just that.

 

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The Go I-PACE app from Jaguar is designed to show someone who is considering the electric luxury crossover how driving their gasoline- or diesel-powered costs them more than driving the sleek EV.

The app uses global position systems to measure average speed, elevation, air temperature and distance traveled while real-time data acquisition records the average cost of gasoline, diesel or electricity around those travel times. Once the driver inputs the fuel economy numbers of their gas or diesel vehicle, the app uses the other information to create a table that shows the cost of driving with each of the different fuel sources.

Jaguar Go I-Pace App 2

The information in the screenshots of the app above are in Euros, but we can see how the cost per mile, per week and per month vary from the electric I-PACE to a gasoline engine to a diesel engine. As you can see, the vehicles powered by combustion engines cost about three times as much as the I-Pace. Of course, that would vary based on where you drive and how you drive, but that is why this App was created. No longer will someone considering an EV have to wonder if it really is cheaper to drive on electric power, as the Go I-PACE app breaks down the costs of driving.

Finally, if you end up buying an I-PACE, the app continues to be helpful, providing range information and other key data that will be helpful to someone living with the Jaguar EV.

Go I-PACE is only currently available for Apple users, but it should arrive for Android users as well in the near future.

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

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