Another Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV caught fire, fourth such incident since early 2018

Incidents of EV fires are on the rise in India, but most of the recent cases of EV fires involve electric scooters. However, in the United States, recently, a Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV caught fire in California when it was parked in the owner’s garage. Based on Electrek’s report, this is the fourth known incident […]
 


Another Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV caught fire, fourth such incident since early 2018

Incidents of EV fires are on the rise in India, but most of the recent cases of EV fires involve electric scooters. However, in the United States, recently, a Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV caught fire in California when it was parked in the owner’s garage. Based on Electrek’s report, this is the fourth known incident of an I-Pace catching fire. This number is significant considering the small number of these electric SUVs on the roads. In addition, it should be noted that Jaguar uses LG battery cells for its EVs, which are also used in the Bolt EV and Kona EV, and both were previously recalled for the risk of fire in the battery .

Based on Electrek’s report, the owner of the electric SUV took it out for a drive to do small errands and parked the car in his garage when he returned. The owner of the Jaguar I-Pace heard noises coming from the garage as he entered his home, and when he entered the garage, it was filled with smoke and his car was on fire. According to reports, the incident happened in June this year.

Jaguar I-Pace owner, Gonzalo Salazar bought the 2019 model in 2022 and left it to charge on June 16. The car fire incident took place on June 17, and the car was burnt to pieces and pieces. The remains of the car are left in small pieces. Jaguar is currently investigating the incident, but the owner’s insurance company declared the car to be completely damaged. According to the reports, no casualty has been reported in this incident.

 

In India, the Jaguar I-Pace was first introduced in early 2017. There are three different variants of the electric SUV available, each with a 90kWh battery pack and all-wheel drive as standard. The dual-motor setup of the SUV produces 394 horsepower and 696 Nm of torque, and has a rated range of 470 kms. The starting price of the SUV is Rs 1.19 crore (ex-showroom).