Jaguar EV First Time Buyer's Guide

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As a luxury automaker, Jaguar produces high-quality vehicles every year. The automaker is also moving toward electric and hybrid vehicles more and more, giving you options for your Rancho Santa Fe garage.

See what’s available with our Jaguar EV first-time buyer’s guide. We’ve got a few outstanding options on our lot in San Diego right now.

4 Things to Consider When Buying a Jaguar Electric Car

We’ll go over what to look for in an EV in detail. 

  • Overall Cost of EV Ownership

The price of a new vehicle is often the biggest consideration when shopping for your next car or SUV. However, owning a Jaguar EV gives you the opportunity to reduce your overall costs of ownership. You won’t need oil changes and some fluid changes because there are fewer moving parts. However, you’ll need to keep an eye on the tires and brakes because EVs are heavier than internal combustion engine models of a similar size. The battery packs are heavier in EVs compared to gasoline models. 

When buying a Jaguar hybrid, you’ll save money on gasoline for sure. All of the other expenses, such as fluid changes and spark plugs, should be about the same as an internal combustion engine.

Refueling your EV costs less than gas prices, even at public charging stations. Gas prices aren’t going down any time soon. Even charging at peak times of electrical usage can be less expensive than heading to a gas station.

You’ll need an electrician to install a special charging box in your San Diego garage or carport. This is still more affordable than gasoline when owning your Jaguar EV for years to come! You could charge your Jaguar EV overnight, while you’re sleeping, with a home charging box installed. 

  • Electric Vehicle Range

The overall range between charges is also important when shopping for an EV for your family in Coronado. Luckily, Jaguar’s EV lineup gets plenty of range when you go for weekend getaways to your favorite beach, resort, or outdoor destination.

You’ll also get outstanding performance with a Jaguar EV.

  • Map Out Public Charging Locations Near San Diego

Long drives are not a problem with your Jaguar I-PACE EV. Just like any other trip, you’ll need to map out your trip to make sure your EV will have plenty of power at the ready. You can find plenty of DC Fast Charging stations available to the public through the Go I-PACE app. Many major metropolitan areas, cities, and well-traveled interstate highways have public charging stations at key locations, making long trips possible for every vacation you’re planning across CA or across the country.

Prices will vary at these stations because electricity costs, just like gasoline prices, vary from city to city. Also, take into account how often you’ll use the air conditioner or heater because those run on electricity from the EV battery. Extremely hot or extremely cold temperatures may reduce the range of your Jaguar I-PACE EV during your daily drives, so plan ahead for that as you map your journey from stop to stop.

  • Battery Warranty for EVs

The battery warranty is important for Jaguar EV owners because you want the powerplant to last for many years, much like you would with the powertrain of an internal combustion vehicle. Jaguar has an 8-year, 100,000-mile warranty on the I-PACE battery. You won’t have to worry about the battery for a long time! If it requires replacement before this time, the automaker will replace the EV battery based on the warranty stipulations.

Test Drive a New Jaguar EV in San Diego

Now you know what to look for in an EV. Take the next steps with us by getting behind the wheel of a new Jaguar in San Diego. Contact us or call 855-975-9069 to schedule a test drive with our team. We’re happy to help in any way we can!

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