Jaguar I-PACE To Launch On March 1, 45-Minute 80% Charging Confirmed – Winter Test Video
Jaguar released a new video featuring extreme winter tests of its I-PACE electric SUV at the Jaguar Land Rover’s Ice Academy in Sweden.
The I-PACE was earlier tested in temperatures as low as -40°C.
The all-wheel drive powertrain is ready for the winter conditions. Inside, the car will be equipped with cabin temperature pre-conditioning
“Customers will be able to use mains power to prepare the car’s battery and cabin temperature ahead of a journey. Pre-conditioning the car ensures maximum range, performance and comfort whether temperatures are freezing cold or extremely hot. Setting up preferred charging times and pre-conditioning schedules can be done from either the on-board InControl system, or the Remote smartphone APP, and is as easy as setting an alarm.”
The Jaguar I-PACE will go on sale on March 1, 2018 (pricing announcement and order books open that day), while the motor show premier is scheduled for Geneva on March 6.
“The Jaguar I-PACE was recently voted by readers of What Car? magazine as the most anticipated new car of 2018, securing six times the votes of any other model on the shortlist, which includes the likes Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Audi.”
The big news is that Jaguar confirmed 0-80% charging at 100 kW in under 45-minutes. Previous estimates for the concept was 90-minutes.
“Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE will deliver both rapid charging and rapid performance when it goes on sale on 1 March. Capable of charging in 45 minutes* and with sports car performance and SUV practicality, the I-PACE will be the perfect every day car – whether on the school run, daily commute or even coping with sub-zero temperatures.
Rigorously tested across extremes of terrain and temperature, the I-PACE has tamed the Arctic at Jaguar Land Rover’s cold weather test facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, at temperatures as low as -40°C.
Tony Westerlund, a potential customer from Sweden, had some interesting questions on living with I-PACE in Arctic conditions, particularly regarding stability and traction on the ice and snow. To answer his questions, Jaguar engineers invited him to Arjeplog to drive the car for the first time and see how it’s been tested to ensure performance in extreme conditions.”
Ian Hoban, Jaguar Vehicle Line Director said:
“Not only will the I-PACE charge quickly enough for our customers to carry out their everyday lives, it will offer powerful and precise performance in a variety of conditions and climactic extremes. Allied with the versatile credentials of our celebrated PACE family, this will be an electric performance SUV like no other.”