Jaguar I-Pace Range Test – Video + Images
Jaguar is almost ready for the market launch of its first all-electric model, the I-PACE, that was shown recently at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The British company built more than 200 production prototypes that completed 1.5 million miles and 11,000 hours of component rig testing.
“One year on from showing the I-PACE Concept at the LA Auto Show, Jaguar is back in town with a production prototype for final range and durability tests ahead of its official global reveal in 2018.
Thousands of potential customers have pressed the ‘I want one’ button on www.jaguar.com to place a deposit or register a strong interest in the hotly anticipated electric SUV. Not only will they be at the front of the queue when order books officially open in March, but a lucky few have been chosen to accompany Jaguar’s engineers as prototype vehicles complete final validation tests.”
The final range tests and demonstration was conducted on a West Coast road trip test from Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, to Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo. Around ≈200 miles was covered on a single charge.
“Ann Voyer from Pasadena asked Jaguar if the I-PACE would have enough range to complete her favourite road trip along California’s West Coast. To answer her question, Jaguar engineers took her on a long-distance range test – on one charge only. The I-PACE production prototype drove 200 miles from Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, to Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, on a single charge of its advanced Lithium-Ion battery.”
Unveiling of the I-PACE is scheduled for 2018. In March, Jaguar will announce the final specifications, pricing and the order books will officially open.
Ian Hoban, Jaguar Vehicle Line Director, said:
“After 1.5 million global test miles, the I-PACE is ready for production and is proven to deliver long distances on a single charge. Jaguar’s first battery electric vehicle will also be fast to charge; our target is a zero to 80 per cent charge being achievable in a short break.”