Another Jaguar I-Pace went up in smoke while parked


Contrary to some stereotypes, electric cars actually burn less than combustion engine cars. Electric cars seem to burn out more often than not doing anything. That was the case with the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace SUV.

On June 17 of this year, owner Gonzalo Salazar heard noises coming from his garage. When he opened the door, he was greeted by a thick wall of smoke, and he immediately began backing the car out of the garage. Shortly after he took the I-Pace outside, it caught fire. The fire burned so hard and for so long that only the front of the Jaguar remained recognizable.

In accordance with Electrician, this is the fourth known incident of an I-Pace burning up in the same way. This is mainly because these types of unprovoked fires are among the most dangerous for electric car owners. In addition, the I-Pace design uses LG Chem battery packs. LG also made the cells used in the Chevrolet Bolt EV production of which was halted for several months last year while the brand worked to fix a problem that could have caused the battery to ignite and cause a fire.

Read more: Jaguar I-PACE EV was discovered by fire in the Netherlands

At least 17 Bolt electric cars burned, which is admittedly more than the famous I-Pace, but as Electrek rightly points out, Jaguar has sold less than half as many EVs as Chevy’s Bolt. For now, Salazar wants Jaguar to take responsibility for the destroyed car.

“My insurance company sent in a forensics expert, did an investigation and said the car was a total loss,” he said. “Jaguar on the other hand are not helping at all, saying they need to complete their own investigation, but due to the risk of re-igniting the fire, they can’t find a place to lift the car, so their ‘investigation’ is on hold and they are not liable responsibility for what happened.”

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Another Jaguar I-Pace went up in smoke while parked

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