Jaguar I-Pace Named ‘Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017’

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Jaguar I-PACE Concept

Jaguar I-PACE Concept

It’s beautiful, electric, and coming soon. Sounds like a winning combination for the jurors at the 16th North American Concept Vehicle Awards, who named the Jaguar I-Pace the “Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017” and the “Production Preview Concept of the Year.”

We recently found the production-intent Jaguar I-Pace In Phoenix, Arizona doing some hot weather testing!
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The annual awards are given to the concept vehicles that are “most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry.”

The I-Pace previews Jaguar’s first-ever all-electric vehicle, and it’s due at some point in 2018. Specific, official numbers are still hard to come by, but the car will have around 220 miles of range, go from 0-60 in about four seconds, and have DC fast charging. When we spoke to Jaguar about the vehicle recently, we learned that the company already has thousands of interested buyers, and believes the car will be “worth any price.”

Last year, the Buick Avista was named the Most Significant Concept Vehicle, while the Ford GT won in 2015.

Press Release:

The Jaguar I-PACE Concept has been named Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017 at the 16th North American Concept Vehicle Awards.

  • Jaguar I-PACE Concept takes overall prize at 16th North American Concept Vehicle Awards
  • I-PACE Concept achieves highest overall score to win Most Significant Concept Vehicle
  • Ground-breaking concept also awarded Production Preview Concept of the Year
  • Previewing Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle, I-PACE will be on the road in 2018

MAHWAH, N.J.)  – August 2, 2017 – The Jaguar I-PACE Concept has been named Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017 at the 16th North American Concept Vehicle Awards.  As well as achieving the highest overall score to take away the top honor, Jaguar’s all-electric performance SUV also won the Production Preview Concept of the Year category.

The awards, held at the Concours d’Elegance of America, recognize those vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry. More than two dozen jurors participated in a selection process that involved a total of 24 vehicles, each introduced to North America during this season’s auto shows in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto and New York.

Praised for its beautiful and futuristic design, the I-PACE Concept was described by judge Ashly Knapp as a ‘landmark in automotive technology’. Juror Lauren Fix said, “Jaguar has completely improved the brand in so many ways, and the I-PACE Concept presents the new direction.”

One of the most visually arresting concepts ever produced by Jaguar, the all-electric performance SUV takes full advantage of the packaging freedom offered by electrification. It previews Jaguar’s first electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-PACE, which will be on the road in the second half of 2018.

Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, said, “Our challenge was to design an electric vehicle that’s distinctively and unmistakably a Jaguar – and one which demonstrates that an electric vehicle can be visually dramatic as well as practical. I think that the Jaguar I-PACE Concept has done exactly that, and is clearly at the forefront of the trend for more beautiful, more desirable electric vehicles. We’re very proud of it, and we’re delighted that the North American jurors have recognized us for succeeding in our mission by awarding the I-PACE Concept the 2017 Concept Car of the Year.”

Source: Jaguar

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28 responses to "Jaguar I-Pace Named ‘Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2017’"

  1. CDAVIS says:

    Sans Supercharging Network = Handicapped EV

    The traditional auto makers need to quickly form and fund a consortium that will *now* (not some time in the future) build-out a convenient & reliable supercharging network to compete against Tesla’s charging network. The traditionals current strategy on supercharging network, of waiting for someone else build it, will handicap whatever EV (however good it is) including the Jaguar I-Pace.

    1. DJ says:

      Trollers gotta troll I see…

      1. Viking79 says:

        He is right though, although other companies are releasing great EVs, they are competing for the bottom third of the market if they don’t help along the charging situation in a hurry. I say this ad someone who regularly trolls Tesla fans.

      2. Get Real says:

        And that from repetitive anti-Tesla troll DJ.

    2. Dan says:

      This already exists. My BMW’s Chargepoint is connected to EVGo and gives me free DC fast charging on their chargers. I’ve never had issues, even on long road trips and my i3 has less than half the battery size as the iPace or the Bolt.

      Your Tesla might be better for taking drag race videos or driving cross country. For the rest of us non-bros who lead regular lives, CCS locations are actually far more conveniently located for the kinds of driving we do.

      Before trolling about how handicapped other cars might be, give the rest of us a break and deal with your own mental handicaps, first.

      1. pjwood1 says:

        non-bro,

        Plenty of Tesla drivers have whipped out their massive CHAdeMO adapter, and found poor reliability at non-Tesla fast chargers.

        My own experience is limited, but jives with the above. I’d suggest anyone review the PlugShare.com comments local to them. Bad chargers tend to get lots of dated comments, which can help tell you what to expect. Most envision charge rate & location being what’s needed for adoption, but it’s easy to understate reliability. Glad to hear your own experience has been good.

        1. Dan says:

          Are you a bro who has encountered these issues or a bro-wannabe who is just FUDing?

          1. pjwood1 says:

            I’ve used probably ~24 different superchargers, but only 3 DCFC CHAdeMO’s. You were throwing shade on the bro-cult, so I responded. If I were FUD’ing, I probably wouldn’t put a foot forward that suggested people read PlugShare. That said, I’m 1 for 3 on non-Tesla DCFC (2 Nissan and 1 GreenLots). I”m sure you, and others, have much more experience. And they may be getting better.

            After posting, I took another look at PlugShare. Unless you think FUD’sters sign-up and time their logins, to report successive DCFC failures, than successive DCFC failures are actually not that uncommon. Most of the time, they get fixed, but it’s nobody’s business to blindly count on CHAdeMO/CCS working before you hit the road. Bad idea. Complaints about Tesla stations are practically never, regarding being able to reliably plug into working power. They center mostly on whether 100KW+ are available, or if one or two stations are stuck at 50KW.

            Is CCS, or the dual CCS/CHAdeMO setup, accepted as more reliable than your average CHAdeMO only station? I’ve had the Nissan frying problem, because it won’t step down to deliver within its own limits. A car that can’t charge at >~40KW might not have that problem.

            1. Dan says:

              So, you’ve never used CCS. Let’s get that straight. You’re talking about a network that you cannot ever use. CCS and ChaDeMO are not the same standard!

              I’ve seen a Tesla that used the ChaDeMO adapter and caused the charger to throw a breaker. I saw that the one time I charged at a Nissan dealership. The guy next to me kept repeatedly blowing the circuit and the friendly Nissan guy kept resetting it for him. If you say that it is common, it seems to be an issue with the adapters Teslas use as opposed to ChaDeMO itself because I’ve never seen any other car do that.

    3. CDAVIS says:

      For those accusing me of trolling you flat have it wrong…

      My hope and interest is that there will be a few years from now a bunch of great competing EVs to choose from including the Jaguar I-Pace. Reason I point out topic of SC is I truly believe it’s a big blind spot for traditional car makers…if enough EV enthusiasts, like me, sound the alarm bell concerning the SC issue then perhaps the traditionals will start realizing it’s a real thing to be concerned about.

      If you look at what Tesla has done Supercharging Network to-date and where they are projected to be YE2018…well it’s basically flat out reckless for the traditional automakers to ignore that as they currently are.

      By way… I’m also a huge fan of Bolt (current own) & Volt (past own) along with my Model S (current owner). The Bolt would be of more value far to me if I *tody* had a convenient & reliable Supercharging Network to plug into for longer trips…which it does not…but it should.

      1. CDAVIS says:

        OP, my typo please correct “*toby*” to “*today*”. Thanks

        1. DJ says:

          Damn those OEMs and their corporate gas stations. How could they ever have succeeded without Chevy and Ford gas pumps!

          Oh wait…

          1. Klaus says:

            No kidding! Any EV can charge with any DC charging station just like any gas vehicle can fill at any gas station.

            Oh wait…

          2. speculawyer says:

            Before you criticize Tesla on this, you need to know the history. When Tesla was designing the Model S, there was no American DC-fast-charging standard available. Chademo may have been around but it is pretty much a nearly all-Japanese thing, created by TEPCO (of Fukushima fame), it was slow, and it is a big ugly kludge. And there was little to no support for installing Chademo chargers.

            So Tesla bravely created their own DCFC standard. They also came up with a plan for deploying them strategically between cities in order to enable long-distance driving.

            Personally, I thought they were crazy and that was a mistake. I was wrong. They managed to pull it off. Now the Supercharger Network is probably the #1 competitive advantage that Tesla has over every single other automaker that wants to build an EV. No one else can build a car that can easily drive across the country because the other DCFC systems are slower, poorly distributed, and not well-supported.

          3. Doggydogworld says:

            Early gas cars did not need a nationwide network of gas stations to compete vs. the horse (or early EVs or steam cars).

            Now that there is a nationwide network of gas stations, EVs require a nationwide charging network to compete.

            Or dynamic charging, which would be the death knell of gas cars.

            1. Dav8or says:

              I don’t know how you can say that. The parallel between horses and ICE cars is very similar to ICE cars vs. BEVs. The horse was well supported by an established infrastructure by the late 19th century, where as the early automobiles were not and really restricted to only range as far as the gas stations and roads would allow. Pretty much just around town was all they were good for.

              The thing was, they were just so cool that nearly everybody wanted one. Consumer demand built the refineries, the gas stations, the roads and eventually the interstate system. No car manufacturer spent one penny on gas stations, or refineries, or any roads. Those things were all gradually built by public demand and gradually over the decades the horse lost the competition.

              The same thing is happening now, however Elon is impatient and the BEV is not nearly the level of “cool superiority” over the ICE car compared to the ICE car vs. the horse. So people need convincing and Elon wants us all to adopt EVs as soon as yesterday, so he is attempting to make up for the two obvious short comings of the BEV, range and recharge time so that people can be convinced to switch.

              The problem is, most Americans are not convinced or impressed with the supercharger network. They still largely prefer gas stations, particularly when gas prices are low like they are now. Only EV supporters and enthusiasts are impressed with the Tesla gas station network.

    4. Klaus says:

      Latest rumors is the non-german foreign manufacturer that has been talking to Tesla about using the SC network is Jaguar.

    5. MIchael Will says:

      Hopefully Jaguar will buy into the tesla supercharger network, then it can properly compete with Model X. I am pretty certain Elon would love that as it supports the original mission statement and helps build out the supercharger network faster.

  2. speculawyer says:

    An EV with a massive drag-creating grille is great design?

    FFS auto-industry, no wonder Tesla is drinking your milkshake all up.

  3. Get Real says:

    The Jag is very nice looking though and as Tesla has already proven, sex sells.

    If Jag buys into the supercharger network I could see it doing very well (if price isn’t too high ) as a good-looking luxury suv/crossover in this newish segment.

    1. Rich says:

      Loaded Model 3 including extended warranty and maintenance package will be in the low $70K. If the iPace comes to market in the low to mid 60’s (mid to high $70K when moderately optioned), Jag could steal some of the top end Model 3 market. The iPace is the same length and width as the Model 3. The iPace will provide a “luxury” interior, great hatchback, and higher riding position. Jag could be in a great position depending on price and access to the Tesla SC network.

      1. Rich says:

        I forgot to add … IMO, the iPace is a Much better looking vehicle than the Model 3 and the Model 3 is a good looking vehicle.

      2. speculawyer says:

        You are comparing bogus “fully loaded” Model 3 with made-up options that don’t even exist to a Jaguar with absolutely no pricing.

        Can you be anymore hacky?

        1. Rich says:

          “bogus “fully loaded” Model 3” – Please explain

          I’m simply pointing out that if Jag can price the iPace in a certain range they could be a competitor to a fully loaded Model 3.

          1. Doggydogworld says:

            If iPace range is 220, as state, it will compete with the short range Model 3, which is 42,500 with premium package, non-ugly wheels and non-black paint.

            If Jag includes something like autopilot (traffic-aware cruise and lane-keeping) it would be closer to a 47,500 Model 3.

          2. speculawyer says:

            “but the car will have around 220 miles of range,”

            But you compared it to the long range version which it doesn’t compete with.

            And you added a full autopilot system that Jaguar certainly won’t have.

            And you added some super-expensive extended warranty that doesn’t even exist for the Model 3. (BTW, wouldn’t you have to add the same amount to the Jag to make them even?)

            C’mon.

  4. Rro says:

    Typical tesla fan boy/hater bs that follows every topic here.

    An EV wins best concept prize and look at the positive discussion that follows…

    1. CDAVIS says:

      Seems to me that the general comment consensus here is that I-Pace is good looking EV with potential that if has access to a convenient & reliable SC Network could be a contender.

      …nothing fan-boy/hate about that.

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