Jaguar i-Pace: 220+ Mile All-Electric i-Pace SUV To Arrive in 2018

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Jaguar i-Pace shown off in Los Angeles: 220+miles range (EPA), 0-60 in ~4 seconds

Jaguar i-Pace shown off in Los Angeles: 220+miles range (EPA), 0-60 in ~4 seconds

We have heard about Jaguar’s intention to get into the all-electric vehicle game for several years now, and from the Los Angeles Auto Show they have officially announced their first entry.

Jaguar i-Pace Interior

Jaguar i-Pace Interior

As such, Jaguar has taken the wraps of a 220+ mile (EPA estimated) all-electric vehicle named the i-Pace.

The SUV is powered by a 90 kWh battery and a couple of 200 hp electric motors – giving the Magna-Steyr built (in Austria) SUV 400 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

The i-Pace is slated to go on sale for the second half of 2018 – so roughly 2 years time.

“The Jaguar I-PACE Concept(1) Vehicle is the start of a new era for Jaguar.  This is a production preview of the Jaguar I-PACE, which will be revealed next year and on the road in 2018.  Customers can register now at jaguarusa.com to be one of the first I-PACE owners.”

Jaguar i-Pace Concept: all-electric SUC design is for all intents and purposes already locked in - goes on sale in 2nd half of 2018

Jaguar i-Pace Concept: all-electric SUC design is for all intents and purposes already locked in – goes on sale in 2nd half of 2018

Jaguar i-Pace moonroof

Jaguar i-Pace moonroof

Jaguar promotes the new vehicle as both a “no-compromise smart, five seat sports car” and also “a performance SUV” all in one.

Ian Callum, Director of Design, said: “The I-PACE Concept represents the next generation of electric vehicle design. It’s a dramatic, future-facing cab-forward design with a beautiful interior – the product of authentic Jaguar DNA, electric technology and contemporary craftsmanship.”

Jaguar states the i-Pace Concept’s electric motors and 90kWh battery pack (not the cells – LG Chem’s handiwork of course) were designed in-house; although the company notes a public DC fast charge will take just over two hours (curiously via 50 kW) for a fill – which seems to be about the minimum standard for a premium EV sold in 2018…or today for that matter.   Hopefully, this was just a random example of recharging time, and not the limits of the i-Pace’s ultimate DC fast charging abilities.

Thankfully the Jaguar i-Pace has no "funky" doors to contend with

Thankfully, Jaguar did not also try to re-invent the door…

Jaguar i-Pace reveal in LA

Jaguar i-Pace reveal in LA

Specs of interest:

  • 0-60 mph in ~4 seconds
  • 23-inch wheels (pretty standard fare for a concept vehicle after all)
  • drag coefficient of 0.29
  • liquid-cooled 90 kWh battery with cells via LG Chem (naturally)
  • at least 50 kW DC fast charging (as stated in PR: fill timing via a 50 kW charge) – CCS Combo
  • Heat pump
  • class-leading regen – up to 150 kW
  • all wheel drive, 5 seats
  • length: 184 inches, width: 74.4

Jaguar has said the model’s full production-intent reveal will happen later in 2017 (think Geneva in March by our estimates) – but all the design and spec work is mostly locked in as of today, outside of some smaller details.

The British automaker has not dropped any hints as to pricing, however given the nearest competition on the market today – the Tesla Model X 90D, which starts at around $90,000, we’d say that was a good starting point.

By the time the Jaguar arrives in the second half of 2018, it will find at least two other premium long range utility EVs arriving from familar rivals at just about the same time – the Audi e-Tron (details) and Mercedes-Benz EQ (details).

Currently Jaguar is running a I want one promotion on the i-Pace, so if you do want one, or just more information, the online registration form and Jag mini-site for the all-electric SUV can be found here.

Jaguar i-Pace Concept Interior

Jaguar i-Pace Concept Interior

Jaguar i-Pace Concept driving

Jaguar i-Pace Concept driving

Jaguar i-Pace Concept from above

Jaguar i-Pace Concept from above

Jaguar i-Pace Concept Interior

Jaguar i-Pace Concept Interior

Jaguar i-Pace Concept Nav

Jaguar i-Pace Concept Nav

Jaguar i-Pace Concept Climate Controls

Jaguar i-Pace Concept Climate Controls

Jaguar i-Pace Concept Rear Seating

Jaguar i-Pace Concept Rear Seating

Jaguar i-Pace Concept from LA reveal

Jaguar i-Pace Concept from LA reveal

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59 responses to "Jaguar i-Pace: 220+ Mile All-Electric i-Pace SUV To Arrive in 2018"

  1. Absidu says:

    Beautiful!

    1. jimijonjack says:

      Lose the Grill already It’s an EV ! Small Range for a Big battery..

      1. Spanners says:

        The battery pack is liquid cooled – so there is a radiator behind the grill

    2. CDAVIS says:

      Exterior looks like a cross between Jaguar F-Pace & Toyota Prius Prime.

    3. cmina says:

      How does a differential fit in this picture ?

  2. ffbj says:

    The interior looks fabulous the outside looks kinda funky, in not in a George Clinton sort of way.

    1. floydboy says:

      Yeah, it’s not quite FUNKALICIOUTASTIC!😀

    2. Anon says:

      In the future it will be referred to as, “Early 21st Century Transitional Electric design.”

  3. William says:

    This will get interesting for Tesla, if they can’t get up to speed on production, of the model 3 by the time these Jags start arriving in numbers on dealer lots. Look for Tesla to put the hammer down in 2018. This segment is where the profit is, and I am thinking Tesla doesn’t wasn’t to surrender any newly acquired conquest customers.

    1. tosho says:

      once they complete the gigafactory no one will be able to even get close to them on production volume…

    2. przemo_li says:

      People who, claim analogue about Model3 may be right.

      But for Tesla S/X? Even if Jaguar released the car now, and LG had the batteries ready AND have full capacity to Jaguar….

      Jaguar would not be able to outproduce Tesla.

      Panasonic is THE biggest battery producer or there. LG is smaller by 50-60%….

      With gigafactory going online it won’t change in quite a while.

      1. R.S says:

        LG isn’t stupid and they will probably have known about Jaguars plans before we have. So I guess they will increase production accordingly, they are already building new battery factories around the world.

        Just because they don’t build a single massive factory, doesn’t mean they aren’t preparing. They are building a new factory in Poland right now, for example.

        One thing that might be true though, is that Teslas cells might be built a lot closer to their intended application. Because Tesla can manufacture the cells they really want, whereas Jaguar might have to take the cells they can get. So Tesla might end up with a cheaper and better solution for their battery pack.

      2. Gizmo says:

        Who’s Jaguar partnering with in Formula-e again?…There are no coincidences..

  4. mustang_sallad says:

    This could contribute to elevating the profile of EVs among the general public, it’s just too bad they couldn’t have included a 150kW DC charging rate for a 20 minute to 80% charge time. An all-electric Jag SUV that looks this good will catch a lot of attention, and unfortunately the uninitiated will come away thinking that road trips still aren’t practical with a BEV.

    1. hector says:

      Thats right, but with 400km or range on the highway is quite ok to stop for 90 min for have some food every 3 hours.

      1. CDAVIS says:

        @ Hector said: “…quite ok to stop for 90 min for have some food every 3 hours…”
        ———

        Maybe for you it’s ok but not for me nor most people. Tesla’s supercharger ~30min for 80% on a 270mile battery hits the minimum threshold of being perceived as reasonable convenient time wise.

        The importance of having access to a CONVENIENT & reliable supercharger network for those occasional long distance road trips cannot be overstated and is the x-factor that will turn many EV consumers to Tesla.

        1. agzand says:

          Building a charging network is a lot easier than building cars. Whoever thinks Tesla supercharger network is hard to duplicate is dead wrong. Any car manufacturer with a dealer network can do a charging network in 6 months. How? Just put a few charging points in each dealership. Gas stations take care of the rest for the long road trip.

          1. BenG says:

            But this Jaguar is stuck in the slow lane at 50 kw max charge rate compared to Tesla’s 135 kw max SuperCharger.

          2. Watchingfromabove says:

            Anyone who thinks a charger network consisting of Jaguar dealers has been living in the ICE world too long. They are not conveniently located for the intended purpose of long range travel. Almost by definition, Jaguar dealers are near relatively affluent urban centers instead along the main travel freeway arteries. ICE makers have a lot to learn and Tesla has at least a 5 year learning advantage on them in learning what makes sense for the EV paradigm.

            Originally, no one put much stock into home charging as being a huge advantage for an EV, now it is well understood as not only cheaper electricity but the convenience of being fully fueled every morning is great.

            Dealers as the location of the charger network is one of the not thought out concepts that is oft repeated by the former all ICE Makers. People spouting this clearly haven’t used EVs in the real world.

            1. Agzand says:

              Except that all car dealerships in US are close to major freeways. Why? Because nobody wants to deliver trailer loads of new cars through affluent residential neighborhoods. Besides what will happpen when every automaker has an electric car? Every gas station will have a few charging points. Gas stations have to maintain their business and it is a very low cost addition in comparison to gasoline dispensing pumps.

          3. CDAVIS says:

            So a choice between stopping for 30min at a designated car dealership (not necessarily located at a convenient location) or 30min at a Tesla supercharger conveniently located near an interstate exit shopping center with several choices of places to eat nearby.

  5. Jay Cole says:

    Let the 2017 North American autoshow season begin! …in the friggin’ middle of the night as one might expect

    1. “class-leading reg – up to 150 kW”

      Presumably “regen”

      1. Jay Cole says:

        It was late, I get a freebie right? heeh

        /fixed, thanks Tony!

  6. Alan says:

    Just need to win the lotto now and you can put me down for one !

  7. Wilibald says:

    Designing a future EV with obsolete 50 kW charging is a pathetic fail. Jaguar is either clueless or not taking the EV seriously.

    1. Yes, I agree. A 90kWh battery charged at 50kW maximum is a LOOOOOooooong trip.

      That means about 1-2 hours for a “fast charge”, every stop. Just driving from California to Seattle would be brutal, where most CCS chargers are about 20kW !!! How about a 4 hour stop, every time?

      I drove coast-to-coast in my Tesla last year with 20-40 minute stops every 100-150 miles. I still couldn’t do it with CCS at any speed, and with a Trump administration, there’s not going to be federal money for EV infrastructure.

      Nobody is going to build that coast-to-coast CCS network with 50kW chargers, let alone 100kW – 350kW chargers. This car couldn’t take advantage of the higher power ones, anyway.

      The concept of EVs may remain a mystery for traditional auto manufacturers for a very long time.

  8. bogdan says:

    Can they show a pic of the real car? And the price would be interesting too.
    Who cares about concept?

    Judging by the pics this car is a compact class, no SUV whatsoever. If the real one has the same size, then they are trying to fool someone here.
    If it costs as much as an Model X then they can spare their forces.

    1. Spanners says:

      Jaguar Land Rover have a great track record of turning concepts into reality. It will look just like this – maybe even the wheels will stay -Jaguar like a BIG wheel. Just look at the Evoque concept and the Discovey 5 – virtually identical. I was waiting for the Tesla Model Y (as we have a dog) but just put my name down for one of these. Gorgeous.

      1. Jay Cole says:

        bogdan,

        As this is actually a Magna-built project, only small fidgety things can now be changed. Jag says its like ~99% locked already, and it will be pencil’s down completely in a couple months.

        1. bogdan says:

          If this is true, then it is trully a compact car like a 4 door Golf or Bolt by most, but no SUV.
          I agree it looks very good, but that’s not a competitor for Model X. $90,000? Good luck with that.

          1. MTN Ranger says:

            It’s a five-seater and at 184″ is between the Bolt (164″) and Model X (198″) in size. Yes, to me it looks more sports car than SUV. But that line is blurring quite a bit over the last few years.

  9. Miggy says:

    About time as Jag have been talking about an EV for years, oh wait this is still two years away.
    400km range in two years will just make it.

  10. Someone out there says:

    Very nice, Jaguar aren’t taking the “me too” compliance NEV route like most other car companies but instead are trying to push forward.
    The 50 kW charging I’m sure will be upgraded by the time it’s ready for release.

  11. Another Euro point of view says:

    Beautiful! based pn the looks, range & performances I would not be surprised for this thing to sell very well. BMW where are you ?? This car is directly aimed at your segment of the market.

    1. Another Euro point of view says:

      …as one could expect, it won’t come cheap. Euro news sources mention EUR 70K. Electric motor, battery design, thermal management, all of that was designed by Jaguar. Considering it is about production ready, they must have worked awfully hard. Amazing piece of info, many thanks insideevs, you made my day ! (much better than announcing a powerwall special edition signed by EM 😉 😉 ),

      1. Jay Cole says:

        No problemo

        Sidenote (re-signed powerwall): You take what you can get some days, (=

      2. Rightofthepeople says:

        Looks like gas powered F-pace in the US starts at $42k and can be had well-equipped for $50k. Based on that I would expect the similar but electric i-pace to go for $50k to $60k depending on options. Then deduct the $7500 federal tax credit and you are back to the $43k to $53k range.

        At that price and assuming they bump up charging power to 100kW or more before releasing the production model this could be a big seller.

  12. Rightofthepeople says:

    I hope they are just sandbagging with the 220 miles of EPA range. After all, the 90D Model X (which based on the video and pictures in this article seems quite a bit larger than the iPace) has an EPA range of 257 miles. If anything I would expect the iPace to have a bit more range than the X.

  13. I Say says:

    Jaguar claims an NEDC range of +500km, compared to MX 90D 489km NEDC range.
    So it will definitely have a better range, which it should given the smaller size.

    1. lolboltbolt says:

      model X 542km nedc lol

  14. fotomoto says:

    Beautiful car. Now about that name…….. it’s not a phone.

  15. Josh Bryant says:

    Congrats on Jag finally getting in the game.

    The outside looks pretty good, interior is great. It just doesn’t look like a Jag to me.

    And calling this an SUV is insulting. GM is calling the Bolt an CUV. It is getting out of hand. These are wagons and hatchbacks, respectively. OEMs are slapping SUV/CUV title on everything short of exotic sports cars now, just assuming it will sell better.

  16. jimijonjack says:

    Yes the entire Car is a phone! It cleverly folds up and Fits right in your Pocket.

  17. James says:

    Hmmm. It’s a weird design, like something I’d expect from Lexus or Toyota, not Jaguar, but then I’m not a fan of most of their designs with that goofy grill. I’m not a huge fan of the X, either. I like Volvo’s XC90, but so far no fully electric version:(

  18. suresh says:

    90 min for 80% vs 30-40 min for tesla and access to supercharger. in two yr they should make changes to make it super charger compatible.

  19. Sublime says:

    The rear doors have one hinge… genius!!

  20. MDEV says:

    Tesla need to hire a good designer for the next generation of cars, this is a good looking car.

    1. BenG says:

      I’m not a big fan of the Model X design, as it seems kinda generic looking.

      But I, and everyone I know, loves the Model S design. And the Model 3 design looks sweet, enough to prompt 400,000 reservations. So Tesla’s doing pretty well in my book.

    2. Koenigsegg says:

      This is not a good looking vehicle. The design is not clean at all.

      Lots of useless elements. The Model S is design perfection.

      Model X looks great but is tall so it has a lot of excess which makes it look slightly ugly.

    3. jimijonjack says:

      Nice car , In my opinion there is a bit too much going on,,They need to lose the Grill as well, It’s a BEV right ? Aero wise that grill acts as a parachute.

  21. Bernhard says:

    Coefficient of drag 0.29 !!! That is 20% more than Model X and 38% more than Model 3 estimate. No wonder with this ugly front and rear roof-line.

    This is why the state the low-speed NEDC range and not a highway range…

    Compare: Bolt with 60 kWh and Jaguar i-pace with 90 kWh have the same range…

    50 kW CCS is a joke for a 90 kWh battery (but this could actually change until the first units will be delivered).

    4+1 seater with small back doors, not a competition for Model X.

  22. John Dawson says:

    There’s a big feature in today’s Car magazine (that dropped through my letterbox a few minutes ago). More when I’ve read it, assuming you guys are interested.

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