Jaguar I-Pace Vlog - Will Electric Cars Work in South Africa?

Right, what's it like to live with an electric car in South Africa? We spent a month with the Jaguar I-Pace electric car to find out.

One of the CEO's has just lived with the new Jaguar I-Pacer for a month, but he's not keen on stealing Ciro's job. And so in the run-up to the 2020 Cars Awards, Ciro was in Johannesburg for a few days and stole the keys. Here's the vlog he made about his two days with the car.

Recently we installed our first electric vehicle charger at the Johannesburg headquarters. We're gearing up to test electric cars and our first test unit came from Jaguar in the form of the rather impressive I-Pace.

The I-Pace was the outright winner of the World Car of the Year award, the World Design award and the World Green Car award in 2019, and has been widely acclaimed as one of the best EV's put on the market to date.

It is currently one of only two EVs that motorists can choose from in South Africa, the alternative being the BMW i3. That should change soon as VW, Audi and Mercedes Benz gear up to the launch ID.3, e-tron and EQC locally, but right now, your choice as a car buyer who wants to go electric is severely limited in this country.

In the meantime, if you have around R2 million and you want to stop using petrol, is the I-Pace going to work for you? You've come to the right place to find out.

For more information about the Jaguar Powerway, the network of superchargers which helps I-Pace and all-electric owners charge their cars in convenient locations, visit this link below:

Further Reading

Jaguar I-Pace Is World Car of The Year

Jaguar Launches Live EV Map for SA

Jaguar I-Pace (2019) Launch Review