Photon Red Jaguar I-Pace Shines At Geneva – Photos & Videos

Jaguar I-PACE Concept

MAR 8 2017 BY MARK KANE 28


Jaguar I-Pace Concept – Photon Red

As you can see on the video above of the unloading of the Jaguar I-Pace Concept prior the Geneva Motor  Sow, it’s damn good looking small SUV. We’ve seen the vehicle before, but not in this new Photon Red paint. Well done, Jaguar.

Production and sales of the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace will begin next year. The EV has an expected range of 220+ miles (350 km) and two-motor all-wheel drive.

Quick specs:

  • 0-60 mph in ~4 seconds
  • AWD, 400 hp total and 516 lb-ft of torque (two 200 hp electric motors)
  • 220+ mile / 350 km all-electric range
  • liquid-cooled 90 kWh battery with cells from LG Chem
  • 23-inch wheels (pretty standard fare for a concept vehicle)
  • drag coefficient of 0.29
  • at least 50 kW DC fast charging with CCS Combo
  • Heat pump
  • class-leading regen – up to 150 kW
  • 5 seats
  • length: 184 inches, width: 74.4

Jaguar I-Pace Concept – Photon Red

Jaguar I-Pace Concept – Photon Red

Jaguar I-Pace Concept – Photon Red

Jaguar I-Pace Concept – Photon Red

Jaguar I-Pace Concept – Photon Red

Jaguar I-Pace Concept – Photon Red

Jaguar I-Pace Concept – Photon Red

Jaguar I-Pace Concept – Photon Red

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28 Comments on "Photon Red Jaguar I-Pace Shines At Geneva – Photos & Videos"

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I know there are lots of rich people. But I find it pretty discouraging that five years after the first consumer EVs arrived in North America, all the OEMs, with the notable exception of Chevy, are still chasing Tesla’s customers, rather than bring out long range EVs for the masses.

Well Jaguar is leading in the ev race. I know, it was a surprise to me too.

Though since they are not coming out with it, the iPace, until 2018, yet they are leading? It think it’s called Chutzpah.

Jaguar is s starting off on the wrong foot already, when ever I see a grill on an EV it indicates to me that this will be Vaporware Because they are still stuck on “ICE” & the Old Way of thinking. These guys will only get serious about EV’s if they are Forced By Governments to do so , And we all know This Will not Happen in our Life time!

I can see where you are coming from regarding the grill but Jaq has done something different here.

The front grill is for the heat pump/air-con. Apparently it will be a very efficient heating system when it is released. Heating and cooling a an issue for EVs and it looks like Jaq really made great strides with this. If you look at the hood you can see the large exit scoop for the air flow.

I did see that this also has low drag coefficient. Again the engineering with the grill has helped here. Yes they could have gone smoothed front end but there has been a lot more thought put it to this than first meets the eye.

Thx For that Tidbit ,I wonder if it could be put elsewhere so it doesn’t look like an ICE car?…This may Be Good We’ll See.

Battery cells are still over $100/kWh at factory cost (unless you believe baseless bragging by company spokesmen). At that price, you can’t realistically expect $20k battery only Honda Civic with 300 mile range, especially when you need to add 1000 lb just for battery pack.

zzzzzzzzzzz even if that is the Case ,Realize all the money savings they get when they Eliminate Complicated 8/9 speed transmissions, stainless steel Exhaust systems ,Gear boxes Drive Trains, ,cooling systems , Complicated Ice Engine management systems with all the Valves, sensors Etc etc,& so on . Maybe they do this to ensure a robust PARTS & Maintenance future ??…I still believe that EV’s should sell At PAR The ICE vehicle prices AND less once the Technology gets cheaper..I find these higher prices for EV’s a bit puzzling..

A 20k Civic has a build cost around 11k. Drive train might be $3000. Even if you cut that to $1500 (unlikely) it in no way offsets a $10k “fuel tank”.

If we really want low cost EVs we must install dynamic charging on our highways.

Electric drive trains are already below $2000 in mass manufacturing, that is, for a car the size of a civic. They weigh less that ICE drive trains if you have a power to power match. As for batteries, that is the here and now. The batteries in the current crop of EV’s you see today, are base on designs from 5 to 6 years ago. The world has already move on from that. The reason many car manufactures say they are going to release new EV’s in 2020 or 2021 is because of the current research and final testing in new battery technology. That and the ramp up in battery manufacturing. In the last few months there have been several announcements regarding solid state batteries. This is what most manufacturers, or rather engineers, want in their EV’s. Both Hitachi and Bosch are looking to release and mass manufacture solid state batteries by 2020. The announcements made in the last few months look even more promising. That 1000lb battery will be 400lb, can’t catch fire and will cost less that $3000. The fact that they will last more than 15 years just puts the icing on the cake. They will also… Read more »

90% of Civic drivers simply don’t need and won’t want to pay for 300 miles of range, so why would you put such a big expensive battery in a Civic.
60 kWh and 200 miles is plenty and saves you $4000 to $5000 over the 300 mile version.

ICE drivetrain is just around $30/kW factory cost despite all the perceived complexity. So maybe $3000 for ~100kW car like Civic. Electric drivetrain and power electronics may be a bit less than ICE drivetrain if mass produced, but not that much savings here. Battery still costs and weight too much for such cars like Civic. 60kWh * $145/kWh = $8,700 just for cells. And this $145 is bundle price, it is may be a bit more really. Add pack cost some $70/kWh, you are at around $13k factory variable cost. Add 50-80% for necessary R&D, depreciation, SG&D, warranty, minimal profit, and you are at over $20k retail just for battery part. This is very approximate, but you should get an idea.
CARB credits help to offset part of it, but in US CARB states only.

So for now, until technology improves some years later and new generation of batteries or supercapacitors or other energy storage reach production stage, you are left with Tesla luxury niche customer chasers, or $40k Bolt type cars, or cheaper short range commuter cars.

Needs faster fast charging at least the same as a Tesla, limited public charging infrastructure in the UK. Otherwise looks nice and other stats are fine.

Actually the most important stat is, what will it’s price be???

Very nice looking vehicle (I would get rid of the grill personally) but if it is very high priced I don’t see it competing well with Tesla’s cars and especially since Tesla has their awesome and growing SuperCharger network to go with their cars.

10-15% above that of an F-Pace of similar specification if you would believe rumors from insiders.

F-Pace averages at around $42k at US dealers. More in Europe.

10-15% more then the F Pace gas models is a pipe dream.

A 90kwh battery pack is easily going to add 20k or more to the price of the gas versions which go from 42k-58k in the US so this vehicle will be pretty expensive but it will slot in just under the base Model X price.

It should sell ok since it will be in its own segment/price category but it probably doesn’t compete well with the much larger/more capable base Model X with supercharging unless you are looking for a smaller BEV SUV.

Kudos to Jaguar in any case for bringing this to market.

Get Real:
“A 90kwh battery pack is easily going to add 20k ”

Yes, but maybe half of it may be offset by CARB ZEV credits. CARB states are more than half of US ZEV market. Then it is not clear what they will consider “similar specification”.

So you are admitting this is only meant as a CARB compliance vehicle with very limited production and sales.

I don’t know Jaguar management reasoning.
It may be intended as loss leader increasing attention to luxury brand. It may sell at different price in markets with incentives and without incentives. Whatever, attaching “compliance” tag to it doesn’t tell as much. You can attach such tag to any electric car now if you want to trash it. They all receive incentives. Some even create whole “compliance” companies as you would call it, that survive on these incentives.

Drag coefficient could easily be reduced without that ridiculous grill.

I’d buy a Tesla nose on the aftermarket and create my own model Y

“Class leading regen: up to 150KW”

Here, after today’s Ford story about 20C-rates, we see it again. Higher loads than Tesla currently wrestles with. AFAIK, Tesla’s regen caps out at 60KW (the dash display). Volt ~45KW. Using friction brakes squanders kinetic energy.

Kudos Jaguar.

Actually, Tesla D models regens about 70kW.

Who cares about the Chevy Bolt.

This Jag is a looker !

It is very nice looking. But at probably twice the Bolt EVs price, it is more likely competition for the future Tesla Model Y.

I agree It just seems like nothing can be posted w/out some Bolt fanboy having to mention the car regardless.

The I-Pace is designed to take on high spec Model 3`s (& Model Y`s) ie dual motor 90kw battery. Its vitually the same size as Model 3 but taller. In the UK it will be priced between £55k & £60k ( & that’s with 20% sales tax) production cars have already been photographed testing. Interior similar to Range Rover Valar just launched … so should be rather special.

Love that paint. Grille is almost certainly functional. Watch out Faraday Future. This one is not as powerful but I’m not sure why you need 1000 hp anyway.

The grill does have a radiator behind it. The I-Pace is “only” 400hp …… but it is a third (or less) of the price of the FF.

150 kW CCS-Combo standard desperately needs implementation in new charging stations. Referring to 50 kW fast-charging on a luxury car is simply disgusting.