Jaguar I-Pace – Everything We Know – Videos, Specs & Images Galore

MAR 3 2018 BY MARK KANE 73

The all-new Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV is finally here and it isn’t much different from the concept.

Jaguar I-Pace

Sales already started. Jaguar priced the I-Pace from £63,495 UK ($87,667) before any incentives. No U.S pricing has been announced yet.

It should be a major competitor to other all-electric SUVs (like Tesla Model X and the upcoming Audi e-tron, just to name a few).

We like the look and interior of the I-Pace. There are tons of features and specs are solid – 90 kWh battery for 480 km or nearly 300 miles (WLTP) and probably 220-250 miles in the real-world.

The all-wheel drive setup utilizes two electric motors for a total 294 kW of power and 696 Nm of torque. That’s enough for 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds (0-60 mph takes 4.5 seconds).

Performance is sufficient to beat or at least compete with the Tesla Model X 75D and 100D, but Jaguar focuses more on the premium experience and comfort.

Related – Jaguar I-Pace Versus Tesla Model X – Race Video

See Also – Hyundai Kona Electric – Everything We Know

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The bigger difference lies in fast charging – Tesla cars can use the ultimate Supercharging network – while Jaguar I-Pace doesn’t have a 100 kW network for 0-80% charge in 40 minutes, at least not yet.

Anyways, the layout of the I-Pace powertrain reminds us of Tesla cars – battery and motor positions. There are over-the-air updates envisioned, too. Door handles are retractable. But inside, the Jaguar is more conventional – with buttons and displays (even a heads-up display – as an option, we believe), in contrast to the latest Tesla effort to limit the number of physical buttons.

Overall, we consider the I-Pace to be among the best electric cars available and absolutely groundbreaking for the Jaguar brand. Time will tell how well it will sell with deliveries to begin later this year.

Poll – Which Electric SUV Would You Buy? I-Pace, Model X Or Kona 

Jaguar I-Pace specs:

  • 90 kWh battery for up to 480 km (298 miles) of range (WLTP)
  • 0-100km/h (62 mph) 4.8 seconds / 0-60 mph (sec) 4.5 seconds
  • Top speed mph 200  km/h (124 mph)
  • two permanent magnet electric motors; synchronous – 400 PS (294 kW) total system output
  • all-wheel drive
  • 0-80% DC fast charging in 40 minutes using 100 kW CCS Combo
  • 0-100% AC charging using 7 kW 0n-board charger in nearly 13 hours

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Jaguar I-PACE EV400 – Technical Data
ELECTRIC MOTORS
Configuration Two permanent magnet electric motors; synchronous

Single-speed epicyclic transmission; concentric with motor

Power PS (kW) 200 (147)
Torque Nm (lb ft) 348 (256)
Total system power PS (kW) 400 (294)
Total system torque Nm (lb ft) 696 (512)
DRIVETRAIN
Configuration Motor and transmission integrated into front and rear axles;

Electric all-wheel drive

BATTERY
Configuration 90kWh Li-ion; liquid-cooled; pouch cells
Number of cells / modules 432 / 36
Charging 0-100% on AC 7kW (hours) 12.9
Charging 0-80% on AC 7kW (hours) 10
Charging 0-80% on DC 100kW (mins) 40
CHASSIS
Front suspension Double wishbone
Rear suspension Integral Link
Front brake diameter (mm) 350 (Ventilated)
Rear brake diameter (mm) 325 (Ventilated)
Springs Air or coil
Dampers Continuously-variable or passive
Steering Rack-and-pinion; electromechanical
DIMENSIONS
Length (mm) 4,682
Width incl. / exl. mirrors (mm) 2,139 / 1,895
Height (mm) 1,565
Wheelbase (mm) 2,990
Front track (mm) 1,624 – 1,643
Rear track (mm) 1,647 – 1,663
Weight; EU Unladen (kg) From 2,208
Weight; DIN (kg) From 2,133
Luggage compartment volume (litres) 656 plus 27 (front)
PERFORMANCE AND RANGE
0-60mph (sec) 4.5
0-100km/h (sec) 4.8
Top speed mph (km/h) 124 (200)
Range (WLTP) Up to 480km

Manufacturer’s figures; correct at time press

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And interior:

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Videos:

Press blast:

JAGUAR I-PACE: THE ART OF ELECTRIC PERFORMANCE

The new all-electric Jaguar I-PACE makes electric vehicle (EV) ownership more exciting, accessible and practical than ever thanks to its unique design and advances in both battery technology and public charging networks. They combine to make the world’s most desirable EV easy to live with, efficient and engaging to drive.

  • Electrifying all-wheel drive performance from twin Jaguar-designed motors with a combined 400PS and 696Nm deliver 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds
  • State-of-the-art 90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers 480km range (WLTP cycle)
  • Owners can achieve 0-80 per cent battery charge in just 40 minutes using DC rapid charging (100kW) or plug in for 15 minutes for up to 100km of additional range
  • AC wall box (7kW) charging at home can achieve 80 per cent charge in 10 hours – ideal for plugging in overnight
  • Two Jaguar-designed synchronous permanent magnet electric motors are controlled independently to adapt front-rear balance to suit road conditions
  • I-PACE features aluminium construction and a low centre of gravity, optimising control, handling and agility
  • Advanced double wishbone front and Integral Link rear suspension deliver agile handling and exceptional ride comfort
  • Regenerative braking system enables intuitive single-pedal driving to maximise range and efficiency
  • Suite of smart range-optimising technologies enhances the ownership experience
  • Jaguar plans to prolong the life of I-PACE batteries with new recycling partnerships and second-life energy storage trials
  • I-PACE tested to extremes and able to operate at -40°C: 10°C colder than conventional EVs
 

The Jaguar I-PACE is the complete package. Breathtaking design and innovative engineering combine to deliver thrilling EV performance, SUV practicality and zero emissions.

Ian Hoban
Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar I-PACE

ELECTRIC LIFE

 

Jaguar I-Pace

The new all-electric Jaguar I-PACE makes electric vehicle (EV) ownership more exciting, accessible and practical than ever thanks to its unique design and advances in both battery technology and public charging networks. They combine to make the world’s most desirable EV easy to live with, efficient and engaging to drive.

With a state-of-the-art 90kWh Lithium-ion battery comprising 432 pouch cells, chosen for their high energy density and superior thermal management, the I-PACE delivers a range of 480km (WLTP cycle).

Owners will be able to achieve a 0-80 per cent battery charge from empty in just 40 minutes using DC rapid charging (100kW), or top up an additional 100km in as little as 15 minutes. Alternatively, home charging with an AC wall box (7kW) will take the I-PACE from empty to 80 per cent in just over ten hours, making it ideal for overnight charging.

A suite of smart range-optimising features and smartphone apps will give I-PACE drivers complete peace of mind, whether monitoring vehicle charging from home or confirming available range mid-journey. For example, owners can automatically pre-condition the battery temperature to maximise range, and heat or cool the cabin before starting a journey. Using mains power to warm or cool the car when it’s plugged in means the range is unaffected.

ELECTRIC PERFORMANCE

 

The I-PACE is a true Jaguar, delivering driver-focused dynamics with exceptional ride, handling and refinement. With all-wheel drive technology and 400PS, our first electric vehicle delivers instantaneous acceleration on all road surfaces, in all conditions.

Mike Cross
Jaguar Chief Engineer

Jaguar I-Pace

A combination of all-wheel drive, 400PS and 696Nm of torque ensures the zero-emission Jaguar I-PACE delivers electric performance in every sense. The instantaneous torque delivery inherent in an EV gives Jaguar’s new performance SUV impressive acceleration from a standing start, sprinting from 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds (0-60mph in 4.5 seconds).

The two Jaguar-designed synchronous permanent magnet electric motors drive the front and rear axles. Each motor fits concentrically around a compact, single-speed epicyclic transmission and differential, enabling instant and precise distribution of torque to all four wheels as the I-PACE continuously adapts its front-rear balance to suit road conditions.

Conceived as a high-performance EV from the outset, the I-PACE delivers engaging driving dynamics, everyday usability and comfort, with a unique balance of ride, refinement and control. Jaguar has placed the battery as low as possible between the axles, providing 50:50 weight distribution and a low centre of gravity, optimising composure and reducing body roll. These inherent advantages are allied to a light, stiff aluminium EV architecture which delivers torsional rigidity of 36kNm/degree – the highest of any Jaguar.

Jaguar I-Pace

Advanced double wishbone front and Integral Link rear suspension deliver both incredible ride comfort and the lateral stiffness needed during dynamic driving, ensuring excellent handling, grip and steering responses. The compact and lightweight suspension design features aluminium suspension links and knuckles to reduce weight, while maximising interior space.

Optional air suspension with Adaptive Dynamics and continuous variable damping also give the I-PACE true sporting agility and balance. The self-levelling set-up maintains the optimum suspension geometry even when the vehicle is fully loaded. As a result, occupants enjoy supreme comfort at all times and the suspension provides a combination of bump absorption and body control that feels calm and natural in all conditions.

Jaguar engineers have replaced a conventional brake vacuum servo with an electric brake booster on the I-PACE. This gives the brake system more flexibility when blending regenerative and traditional mechanical braking, providing consistent and precise pedal feel in all circumstances.

Jaguar I-Pace

The I-PACE also enables the driver to select either high or low levels of regenerative braking to maximise efficiency and optimise vehicle range. When high regenerative mode is selected it effectively allows the driver to experience intuitive single-pedal driving as the car decelerates when lifting off the accelerator, reducing reliance on the brake pedal when slowing down. A maximum regenerative braking force of 0.4G is achievable.

In heavy traffic, the driver can turn off the vehicle’s creep to improve comfort. The driver can then slow the vehicle just by easing off the accelerator pedal with no need to use the brakes to hold the car stationary, even on an incline.

As a responsible business, Jaguar is committed to delivering a cleaner future and plans to prolong the life of I-PACE batteries with new recycling partnerships and second-life energy storage trials.

PROVEN IN ALL CONDITIONS

 

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar has engineered the I-PACE to perform in hot and cold climates, operating at temperatures as low as -40°C: 10°C lower than conventional EVs. The low resistance of the pouch cells, the battery pack’s insulation and an advanced thermal management system work in harmony to ensure the I-PACE delivers in all conditions.

In moderate temperatures, the battery uses a cooler to maximise energy efficiency. A refrigeration unit linked to the vehicle’s main air conditioning system activates only at higher temperatures to control cell temperatures and maximise the available power.

In cold conditions, a heat pump helps to maintain optimum operating conditions for the cells and the interior. This is far more efficient than conventional heaters because it uses energy from outside and heat scavenged from the inverters and power electronics to heat the cabin, rather than relying solely on energy from the battery, and can increase range by almost 50km – even in freezing winter conditions.

THE NEW JAGUAR I-PACE: ELECTRIFYING DESIGN

By putting the extraordinary I-PACE Concept into production virtually unchanged, the Jaguar I-PACE will transform electric vehicle (EV) design. Its dynamic looks and dramatic lines combine a long wheelbase of 2,990mm with an overall length of 4,682mm, giving the vehicle a similar footprint to the Jaguar F-PACE, with the interior space of a much larger vehicle.

The Jaguar I-PACE heralds a revolution in car design, bringing concept car looks and SUV practicality to showrooms in 2018

  • A concept car made real: nothing else will look or drive like the Jaguar I-PACE
  • Cab-forward design influenced by Jaguar C-X75 supercar
  • Wheelbase of 2,990mm and length of 4,682mm give I-PACE a similar footprint to the Jaguar F-PACE, with interior space of a large luxury SUV
  • Active Vanes in the front grille optimise balance between cooling and aerodynamic performance
  • Full-size panoramic roof with infrared absorption creates a light, spacious and cool cabin
  • Innovative interior stowage includes 10.5-litre central compartment and 656-litre rear load space
  • Kvadrat, a premium textile alternative to leather, available as an option
 

The I-PACE’s electric powertrain offered us unprecedented design freedom. Starting with a clean sheet enabled the dramatic cab-forward profile, unique proportions and exceptional interior space – yet it is unmistakably a Jaguar. We wanted to design the world’s most desirable EV, and I’m confident we’ve met that challenge.

Ian Callum
Director of Design, Jaguar

EXTERIOR

Jaguar I-Pace

By putting the extraordinary I-PACE Concept into production virtually unchanged, the Jaguar I-PACE will transform electric vehicle (EV) design. Its dynamic looks and dramatic lines combine a long wheelbase of 2,990mm with an overall length of 4,682mm, giving the vehicle a similar footprint to the Jaguar F-PACE, with the interior space of a much larger vehicle.

The dramatic lines and bold proportions are a direct result of the advanced electric drivetrain and architecture that underpin the I-PACE. The cab-forward profile is a natural progression of Jaguar’s design language, retaining key characteristics including the grille and distinctive sweep of the daylight opening.

With its exciting proportions and sleek coupé-like silhouette, the I-PACE takes inspiration from the Jaguar C-X75 supercar – including its sweeping front fenders, dramatic curves, muscular haunches and striking waistline, as well as imposing 22-inch wheels.

Jaguar I-Pace

Allied to aerodynamic features including a low bonnet, sweeping roofline and squared-off rear, the
I-PACE has a drag coefficient of just 0.29. The grille has evolved into a bold aerodynamic feature, channelling airflow through the integral bonnet scoop and over the windscreen onto a coupé-style roofline to reduce drag. Airflow for battery cooling and the climate control system passes through Active Vanes in apertures in the front bumper, which open when required, and the grille.

Flush door handles preserve the clean lines and contribute to the superb aerodynamics, emerging from the body at the push of a button on the key fob, or when touched. This attention to detail is heightened on models equipped with optional air suspension, which improves efficiency and optimises range by lowering the vehicle by 10mm at speeds above 65mph (105km/h) to reduce drag.

Jaguar Land Rover’s new Matrix LED lighting technology emphasises the clean lines of I-PACE, resulting in compact headlights that incorporate Jaguar’s trademark double-J graphic with sweeping indicators.

 

INTERIOR

The attention to detail, state-of-the-art functionality and advanced Touch Pro Duo ‘flight deck’ infotainment combine with the distinctive floating centre console to set an interior design standard for others to follow. Vibrant HD displays, touchscreens and capacitive switches complement multi-function, haptic rotary controllers for an engaging, intuitive experience.

We set out to design an emotive and atmospheric interior that excites the senses, where the driver is central to the experience and passengers are afforded the space they need. Being inside the I-PACE is to experience something special and that is what a Jaguar is all about.

Ian Callum
Director of Design, Jaguar

Jaguar I-Pace

The generous interior offers 890mm of rear legroom and includes ingenious stowage areas. With no transmission tunnel in the centre of the car, there is room for a 10.5-litre compartment in the centre console for phones, keys and other small items. Trays under the rear seats also provide perfect storage for tablets and laptops. The rear luggage compartment capacity of 656 litres is also larger than most medium-sized SUVs, increasing to 1,453 litres with the seats folded flat.

Despite the dramatic sloping roofline there is plenty of rear headroom (968mm) because of the low-slung seating position, which provides a sportier, more enjoyable driving position without compromising posture or space.

The optional, full-size panoramic roof floods the cabin with light and gives the interior an even greater sense of space. Both the glass roof and windows absorb infrared light, keeping the cabin cool and removing the need for blinds.

Customers can choose seats upholstered in either fine-grain Windsor leather or a sustainable, premium textile alternative developed with Danish textile experts Kvadrat – a high quality material that combines a durable wool-blend with recycled technical suede cloth.

Materials are carefully chosen to provide a blend of natural finishes and high-tech surfaces, including deep piano black, satin wood grain and precision-machined aluminium. The contemporary colour palette emphasises the sense of space and lightness inside, while the option of slimline performance seats further enhances the sports car feel of the I-PACE interior.

NEW ALL-ELECTRIC JAGUAR I-PACE: WIRELESS AND INTELLIGENT

The new all-electric I-PACE is a technological ‘tour de force’ and the first Jaguar to incorporate the intuitive Touch Pro Duo, ‘Flight Deck’, infotainment system, which uses an innovative combination of touchscreens, capacitive sensors and tactile physical controls to operate key functions.

The new Jaguar I-PACE packs a technological punch with wireless software updates, artificial intelligence and Touch Pro Duo infotainment

  • New all-electric I-PACE is the first Jaguar to use highly intuitive Touch Pro Duo infotainment system
  • New EV Navigation factors in route topography, driving style and more to optimise range
  • Jaguar Smart Settings use artificial intelligence to identify driver preferences and tailor the driving experience
  • Ask an Alexa-enabled device for information held in the Jaguar InControl Remote app
  • Pre-condition I-PACE’s battery and cabin temperature while plugged in to maximise range
  • Set home charging times to match best electricity tariffs
  • I-PACE continuously improves with wireless over-the-air updates ensuring customers always have the latest software

The I-PACE is the first Jaguar to use artificial intelligence machine learning to create a better driving experience. By using technology to identify and automate some of the routine tasks that can distract or inconvenience the driver, Jaguar’s first electric performance SUV will change the perception of how everyday driving should be.

Peter Virk
Director of Connected Car and Future Technology

TECHNOLOGY

Jaguar I-Pace

The new all-electric I-PACE is a technological ‘tour de force’ and the first Jaguar to incorporate the intuitive Touch Pro Duo, ‘Flight Deck’, infotainment system, which uses an innovative combination of touchscreens, capacitive sensors and tactile physical controls to operate key functions.

This new human-machine interface (HMI) design features two touchscreens on the centre console, designed to minimise driver distraction by separating information and interactive controls logically. Rotary controllers provide an essential physical connection between car and driver.

Jaguar’s full-colour head-up display projects key information such as vehicle speed and navigation instructions onto the windscreen to enable the driver to keep their eyes on the road. This advanced technology is supported by a 12-inch Interactive Driver Display behind the steering wheel, providing enhanced clarity and flexibility.

Jaguar’s new EV Navigation factors in the topography of planned routes with insights from previous journeys and individual driving styles to calculate the available range with exceptional accuracy, for maximum driver confidence.

Jaguar I-Pace

The advanced navigation system can sync with a multi-mode smartphone travel app, making it easy for customers to plan journeys that include driving, walking and public transport. This is supported by Arrival Mode, which can suggest the nearest available parking space in networked car parks or direct the driver to the closest charging point at the end of a journey.

In addition to its state-of-the-art electric vehicle powertrain, the I-PACE uses Smart Settings technology to learn from the driver, anticipate their needs and help them focus on enjoying the journey.

By using the key fob and smartphone Bluetooth signal to recognise an approaching driver, the I-PACE will learn their preferences and ensure their usual climate control, infotainment and seat settings are ready every time they get behind the wheel.

Over time, algorithms will offer driver-tailored choices based on the time, location, weather and behaviour patterns – for example, it could pre-heat the steering wheel and seats for a particular journey.

Intelligent Phone Reminder will also tell the driver if they leave their smartphone behind, while the Predictive Call List learns patterns of phone use to cue up popular contacts at the appropriate time.

Jaguar I-Pace

I-PACE also launches with an Amazon Alexa Skill. This means owners will be able to ask an Alexa enabled device for information held in the Jaguar InControl Remote app. For example: Is my car locked? What is the charging level? Do I have enough range to get to work?

InControl Remote also allows owners to pre-condition the battery and cabin temperature before a journey. Using mains power to warm or cool the car when it’s plugged in means range is unaffected. Owners can also set home charging times to match the best electricity tariffs.

This is also the first Jaguar able to receive Software Updates wirelessly. This ensures the I-PACE continuously improves after customers have taken delivery, by providing drivers with updates to their infotainment system, telematics unit and battery charging capability, reducing the need to visit Jaguar dealers.

Customers can also use their favourite apps with Jaguar Land Rover’s InControl Apps service, while there is 4G Wi-Fi and USB charging points for all five occupants.

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73 Comments on "Jaguar I-Pace – Everything We Know – Videos, Specs & Images Galore"

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HH

Interior is absolutely gorgeous!

yogurt

+1
Tesla’s are awesome but one look at the difference in interior and you can tell Tesla’s are not luxury…

Dmitry

Jaguar have decades of experience in building luxury cars and luxury interiors.

It’s not really a fair comparison to Tesla who have only recently started building cars.

DJ

Because Tesla hasn’t poached people from existing luxury brands? Hahaha, nice try.

It always amazes me when people think that companies have to put in the years to get there the other guys are. Wrong, they just need to hire the talent and presto you’ve got the same knowledge that a 100+ yr old company has…

pjwood1

Neither Tesla, nor Jag, sews their own seats. Lear, or maybe Recaro, supply them. Others?

Both are nice quality, and (hopefully) the referendum of what BEV buyers look for can begin: “(some?) knobs or touch-screens?”, “Falcon or normal”, range, charging and to an extent “Better AI, or perhaps better driving”.

Looking forward to reviews.

morrisg

Actually, Tesla does make it’s own seats just down the road from the Fremont factory. They had problems with their outside suppliers early in the Model S production and brought it in house to fix it.

pjwood1

Thanks, my bad. Here’s a 10/17 story, about vertical integration.
https://electrek.co/2017/10/26/tesla-seat-manufacturing-automate-model-3-report/

I wonder, since “NextGen” seats were introduced “way” back in late ’14, when it was the first ones by Tesla were being delivered?

jimjfox

Black interior is bloody awful! has to be a light color.
Rear profile is ‘stumpy’ but apparently gives good Cd. Reminds me of transom stern in warships!

Brian

They will sell 13,000 in the first month? Then what?

Dmitry

Jaguar will probably aim to sell around 15,000 of these a year.

Jaguar sell between 15,000 to 20,000 F-Paces per year.

IanL

Only single phase AC charging- that’s a shame.

MikeG

And 7 kW AC charger is too small for a battery of this size. 10 kW should be the minimum standard charger with option for higher charge rate.
This is all about reducing inconvenience of waiting for battery to charge.

jimjfox

80% charge in 15 mins- what do you want?

Bill Howland

Ian L: “What a shame only single phase”.

Well in the UK, they allow 32 ampere charging from a domestic location, so if this car charger is 30-32 amperes, there is no problem for it in the UK, and of course it is fine for North America.

The Swiss, Italy, Germany and Austria may be at a somewhat disadvantage here due to allowing only 15-20 amperes imballance depending on the country – but the rest of the car is so nice, they’ll learn to live with it.

Of course, perhaps they will sell a German-Specific version should sales be comensurate.

Warren

I am really glad that the 1% will finally have a choice of luxury EV’s to purchase. For years, the rest of us have had a half dozen, 75 mile range econoboxes to choose from. Choice is so empowering. 🙂

GreenMD

I would definitely not call the Bolt or Leaf econoboxes. They are mid-quality and mid- priced EVs that outperform the Accords, Fusions, and other everyday cars out there. They aren’t luxury, but neither is any other car in the 25,000-35,000 range.

Warren

The Bolt, and new Leaf, are also not the 75 mile range cars I was referring to. Loving our Bolt. Most expensive car we ever bought by a large margin. But this is our last rodeo, so living the dream.

Rightofthepeople

I see how this works. First, slam traditional automakers because they aren’t making EVs. Then, when they do make one, slam them b/c you can’t afford the EV they are making. Plenty of people outside of the 1% will be able to afford this car. And even if only the 1% buys them, why complain? As long as they replace a gas powered car with an EV, isn’t that what’s important?

menorman

Exactly. Since the amount of driving someone does increases with income, there’s value in targeting the higher end. Also, they eventually get old and end up in the hands of those outside of the 1%.

jimjfox

“Since the amount of driving someone does increases with income”

Interesting. You have data to support this claim?
I think the ultra wealthy would fly everywhere, given the choice.

Nick

Source?

Long commutes seems like they’d be more common among the poor.

Jake Brake

Let’s take a step back here and appreciate that JAGUAR just put out a 90kWh BEV and is actually trying.

Nate

+1

Stimpacker

Yup, glad there’s finally competition but at $90K, there’s no reason to buy it unless price doesn’t matter and city yuppies without kids really want it.

Was really hoping that since it lags behind the Model X 90D in so many ways, it’d be cheaper.

Dmitry

The Jaguar is clearly more desirable than a Tesla Model X in most ways. It is a luxury car, not a mass market product. The question is whether it will be good enough to convert any luxury ICE drivers over to EVs. Perhaps not many.

Mark.ca

So limite supply is your best argument…you have to be joking! I don’t see anything here that would make me choose this over the X. Noce car, sure, but over X…no way! And what’s with that smal center display? Are we still in the last decade?

wavelet

It is cheaper. You’re forgetting that the UK-quoted price includes 20% UK VAT, whereas quoted prices in the US never include sales tax (by law, posted prices in most countries that have a VAT must include the VAT).
Bottom line, the equivalent price is $73055.

jimjfox

+1

pjwood1

I didn’t remember any heat pump would be included. Nice. Should make it easier to maintain range, in cold.

Surreal, to see a luxury BEV commercial.

jimjfox

Look at the specs- operates down to -40C, 10C lower than any other EV.

SteveSeattle

Great to see another quality EV product enter the marketplace

Evan

Well done Jaguar! Finally a real Tesla competitor.

John Doe

In Norway, the starting price is 599 900Nkr. So cheaper then in the UK. Weird.

Dmitry

The UK price is including VAT of 20%.

GreenMD

I read somewhere that the UK number includes the Value Added Tax of 20%, making it look 20% more expensive. I don’t know how that applies to Norway. I am hoping/expecting the US cost to be 20% less.

zzzzzzzzzz

All retail prices in Europe are with VAT.
Look at F‑PACE price for example. Base £34,730 becomes $42,065 MSRP. This is $4,000 more than from just currency conversion at 1.38.

You may expect MSRP at around $75k in the US. It may be less if Jaguar chooses, because CARB states generate most of the sales and they provide valuable CARB ZEV credits that can be resold for maybe $5000-$10,000 per car (I don’t know current market price).

jimjfox

Your hopes may be realistic- deduct 20% and more for the fact that all cars are cheaper in USA than elsewhere…

Dmitry

The Jaguar looks beautiful! Aesthetically I prefer it to the Tesla Model X.

F150 Brian

I’ll guess that the US price will be $75K (ie the UK price * exchange rate is not indicative of US market price). I based this on other jaguar model prices between UK and US.

This is not really a Model X competitor but more likely will compare closer to a premium trim Model Y.

This will be a hot market since the total cost of ownership will compare with the entry level luxury crossover market, where young professionals are driving strong ICE sales and who are also the market segment to adopt new tech.

Could be the first major BEV market segment where Tesla faces stiff competition and may not have first mover advantage. Will be fun to watch !

theflew

The only thing I find interesting is the fact the Bolt has more headroom and legroom – front and rear. Either this vehicle is smaller than it appears or the Bolt is packaged really well for its size.

William

The Bolt is amazingly well packaged inside for space maximization! Chevy did their space B- segment size optimization, within the Sub compact “small station wagon” (EPA) constraints, homework!

Pete

This car is georgous, better than Model X.

Robb Stark

The front fascia is a fugly ICEv fascia.

And it cost so much aerodynamic efficiency Jaguar is too ashamed to publish Cd and total frontal area for this compact CUV.

And rear storage is 656 litre to Model S 744 litre. And apparently no frunk.

GreenMD

Actually Jaguar has been bragging about the 0.29 cd since early concept stage. Basically, if you take off the hood scoop, it has the front of a Bolt. Being a short nosed vehicle, the cd isn’t going to be great no matter what. The hood scoop allows preservation of the modest cd, but with a more traditional front fascia. I personally like it.

jimjfox

Rubbish!

ffbj

Looks a lot like the Model X, at least in the skateboard design, which is probably the best solution.

GreenMD

I love the car, but I must admit that I am thoroughly disappointed in the price and efficiency. It went from being my #1 prospect to “lets see what else comes out in the next 2 years.” I was hoping for around $75,000 for top trim, not entry level. Maybe with ECO mode, it will be more like 275 miles and closer to Tesla efficiency. Reviews will make a difference.

earl colby pottinger

This is strange! All the Tesla haters have been claiming that we are just Tesla Fanboys and we will never honestly look at any non-Tesla cars!

Yet, this thread seems to be full of praise for the Jaguar!

Could be? I don’t believe it!

All those Tesla haters have been lying all this time about people who like Tesla cars!

Now I can;t believe a word they say.

PS. Not what I want to buy, but I am happy to see the Jaguar on the market too. The more GOOD designs, the better.

Elooney Muskey

LOL.. Are you that bu** hurt? I don’t see any of the usual Tesla trolls here praising the Jag. Hope they are doing ok after the Jag took the wind out of SX3.

(Elooney hides deep in the hole, hugs his boring machins and weeps in grief. Sings looney tunes. No fire or marsh mellows nomore.)

jimjfox

Psychiatrist appointment-NOW!

Skeptic

Now to the really important specifications: How many cup-holders are there? I can’t find a single cup-holder in any of the pictures.

William

No cup holder, no sale!
This Jag i-Pace EV is starting to get the Teslarati all stirred up!

Time to rethink that Drink order?

1 Cream, 1 Sugar, and that’s to Go!

GibsonRS

2 up front plus 2 in the back – plus refrigerated cool box in centre console between front seats

jimjfox

Well said. Inform the ignorant!

morrisg

The specs talk about liquid battery pack cooling using the main air conditioning system and heating using a heat pump. But the videos of the battery pack module don’t show any liquid flow through the individual module, nor can I find any liquid cooling connections between modules in the pics of the skateboard.

Anyone find anything that details how the coolant is routed through the battery modules? Or is it just a plate across the floor of the whole pack that the modules rest on???

Thanks for any help on this.

morrisg

Well, to answer my own question: it’s a cold plate on the floor of the battery pack. So each module rests on a thermal conductive material pad underneath it. It’s in one of the videos and I recognized the pinkish color of the pad.

This design gives a rather long thermal path from the actual battery pouch where the heat is generated out through the pouch bag, then the heat must be conducted to the module aluminum casing, then through the thermal pad to the cold plate. Heating the pack is reverse flow along the same path.

This isn’t going to control battery chemistry temps as well as a hollow cold plate in direct contact with the pouches would.

theflew

Like the Bolt it allows for a much simpler pack construction. Look at the Bolt battery tear down compared to Tesla’s.

georgeS

Interesting Morrisg.
Which video and what time in the video?

Fred over at electrek is speculating that LG made the cells and a cooling plate is what is used in the Chevy BoltEV which has LG cells. They are also prismatic pouch cells like the i pace.

What you are describing sounds more like what BMW uses where the modules are in aluminum cases and they sit on cooling tubes. The difference being that BMW runs refrigerant directly in the cooling tubes —ie no liquid.

Let me know where you caught that. I’d like to look.

georgeS

I found the shots of the modules cases it definitely looks like bottom cooling but still haven’t found any hints about whether it is liquid or refrigerant coolant.

zzzzzzzzzz

morrisg,

You don’t need to keep NMC temperature in as tight range as Panasonic’s NCA.

pjwood1

“Gear shift comfort” in one dash screenshot, with “Single-speed epicyclic transmission” above?

I think Mission E is still supposed to get a 2nd gear. Good for highway roll-on. Perhaps most relevant for higher speed track/autobahn use. Not sure what Jag means?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2gXahA7_Q4

JR

It is a beauty!
Jaguar has long experience with aluminium cars and drive experience, and the interior look amassing.
90 kWh great, but will they be able to deliver?
If today I would go for the I-pace, in DK it is 20.000 dollars less than Tesla X D75

Fred Hahn

Permanent magnets are made of Rare earth metals which are extremely environmentally unfriendly and energy intensive to mine. Wrong !

Mark.ca

Still way better than dealing with the effects of oil extraction and processing. Happy trolling.

jimjfox

+1

A man who knows

Not the case. Jaguar dont use rare earth magnets in IPACE. It was designed in house to avoid the use of rare earth magnet (look at the time China said they were going to stop exporting them). they are smart enough not to rely on limited supply materials. They are PMSM’s but use a much more common magnetic material. its basically a compromise motor more power dense than inductance motor but not as cheap

leafowner

Glad to see more entries into the EV space — now let’s get products that the mass market can afford — not just the 10-15k people in the 1% that will buy it.

GibsonRS

I am not in the 1% and I have an order in. Please remember that outside the US cars are a lot more expensive, here in the UK BMW 3 Series and MB C Class are always in the top 10 best selling cars. This is not a 1% car, Bentleys, RR and Aston Martins are ….. but certainly not the I-Pace. It would not surprise me to find the I-Pace in Norway’s top 10 best selling cars of 2018

Bill Howland

An Impressive car – supposedly the “Finest” – which is quite a claim to live up to….

But if the car is as Robust, and carefully engineered as it seems in these preliminary advertisements, then Congratulations Jaguar.

A 90 kwh luxury car for not too shabby a price.

It will be interesting to see a price list when the car is released in the States, and see which equipment is made standard, and which optional.

A stripped model is looking pretty good to these eyes.

Langmuir

Why are you writing “298 miles on WLTP or 220-250 in real driving”? WLTP is much more realistic than NEDC and quite comparable with EPA’s testing (example – Bolt/Ampera-e get 238 miles on WLTP and 236 on EPA tests).

Minimum EPA range I would expect is 280 miles…

If someone is not in love with Falcon doors or 7 seats, why would one go for Tesla model X 75D?

Nick

Supercharging, aesthetics or track record are the only other things I can think of.

Phaedrus

A whopping 2200kgs for a car.. now I can see why “the government” is welcoming electric cars. If in the near future cars with big battery packs become the norm, the revenue from road tax will be huge. In the Netherlands, a car weighing 1200kgs will be taxed with 560 euro’s annually. The owner of a 2200kgs car will pay 1440 euro of road taxes… At the moment, pure electric cars in the Netherlands are exempt from road taxes, but this will obviously change, when electric cars are more widespread.

I think therefore, that it will pay off to examine your realistic need for range. A car model with less range will cost you much less road tax than a model with more range.

Brad

‘Digital soundscape ‘, ugh. I hope this can be disabled. If I want a soundtrack, I’ll select my own, thank you.