Jaguar I-Pace gains 12 miles of range in new software update

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Jaguar is issuing a software update to its first electric car, the I-Pace, which will gift the SUV 12 extra miles of range. The British automaker says it was able to squeeze the extra range out of the electric SUV’s 90kWh battery pack in part because of lessons learned in the I-Pace racing series that kicked off its second season last month. Before the update, the I-Pace had an EPA-estimated range of 234 miles on a full battery. But after the update, the I-Pace will be able to travel as far as 246 miles in certain conditions.

The bump in range is likely welcome news to owners who plunked down at least $70,000 on the I-Pace — Jaguar even called it “an early holiday present” in the press release for the update — and it could help boost…

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