I went to the IPACE launch in the UK and I have also driven it for a while around the UK. Today I wanted to test its braking power at 2400m here in Andorra. A small country that is slowly embracing electric cars. SUV’s in this country is huge and the locals love the powerful ones at that. You need big engines here to take on the mountains.
Andorra is a tiny, independent principality situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains. It’s known for its ski resorts and a tax-haven status that encourages duty-free shopping
In Spain, the Giverenemt has announced that in time 50kw charges will be installed throughout Spain alongside petrol stations. This makes perfect sense. Here in Andorra, there are a few around to charge which is good for now. But it’s not a big country so 400km of charge is more than ample to get around.
There are two options in the IPACE I could use so handling 2400m was smooth, efficient and safe. Listen and watch the video to find out what I thought. Why do I think a place like Andorra should embrace IPACE for 2020.
I-Pace on paper
On-paper pedigree for the I-Pace is certainly impressive. Debuting in the second half of 2018, the I-Pace quickly racked up awards all over the globe – becoming one of the most highly decorated production vehicles ever. A haul of 62 awards in its debut year is no mean feat, especially when you consider that includes the European Car of the Year award.
This is why manufacturers need to be as clear about their electric cars’ energy efficiency.
All of these cars’ official consumption figures are listed in their literature or online, but not every manufacturer is equally forthcoming with their EVs’ efficiency information. This is why it’s important that you, as a buyer, keep in mind to ask for it before you sign on the dotted line.