Tim Kip is whipping north up Interstate 75 at 80 mph in the 2021 I-Pace he just bought at Jaguar Naples, about 165 miles from home. It's his first drive in his first electric vehicle. Kip loves the way the electric Jag accelerates, the stylish interior with its luxurious materials and the athletic way the I-Pace handles.
But Kip's eyes keep darting from the road to the screen that shows the miles melting away at an alarming rate. Kip, good at crunching numbers, is getting worried.
"That was my first experience with range anxiety," he says with a chuckle. "We made a mistake. The I-Pace has multiple [drive] modes. The economy mode actually makes a difference. We just bought it. We didn't know. And we made the mistake of not putting it in the economy mode. So, instead of getting the 234 miles of range, we got like 190," he said. Kip rolled the silver Jag into the parking lot of his condo with just 26 miles left in the batteries. "And so you learn," he says.