The new Jaguar I-pace is an all electric suv that debuted back in November during the Los Angeles auto show as the manufacturer’s first EV.
As for now, Jaguar decided to paint the I-Pace in Photo Red from the Jaguar family line-up before they showcase the vehicle during the 2017 Geneva Motor show.
Underneath the D7a aluminum structure, the I-Pace is completely different from the F-Pace. Jaguar developed their own in-house lithium-ion battery pack that can deliver up to 90 kWh thanks to advanced tech that wraps the battery cells in cooling and heating circuits to maximise thermal efficiency.
Power reaches 400-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque from both electric motors at each axle, nothing like the Tesla model X but it’s good enough to be as dynamic as the F-Pace with superior acceleration. 0 to 60 mph takes 4.0 seconds and the car boasts an impressive drag coefficient of just 0.29cd via flush door handles and an array of tricks.
Then comes the standard brigade of stats that seem to be fixed with EV cars these days, Jaguar says “we put an end to range anxiety by achieving over 220 miles between charges.” they also mentioned you could charge the I-pace to 80% in about 90 minutes while plugged to a DC wall outlet.
The design is standard Jaguar design language, Ian Callum explains it should be that way; “Because we’re still in the phase when every Jaguar must be instantly identifiable as a Jaguar, we kept the family face largely unchanged for the electric vehicle, so that more people get to know and understand the brand.”
It’s already been reported that the I-pace mule has been around testing on public roads in disguise, as Jaguar plans to sell the vehicle in hopes of competing with luxury EV SUVs with a $90,000 price tag.
Jaguar hopes to be different though, as Ian Callum explains “The I-Pace Concept is a radical departure for electric vehicles, it represents the next generation of battery electric vehicle design. It’s a dramatic, future-facing design — the product of authentic Jaguar DNA matched with beautiful, premium details and British craftsmanship.”
If you fancy having a look at the actual thing, head on to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show this year and even go ahead and book one for yourself in their official website via this link here.