Jaguar I-PACE – the “future of electric motoring” hits the streets (video)
Jaguar touts great feedback from the debut of its I-PACE Concept, which did indeed sparked enthusiasm beyond expectations (see photos and videos of the I-PACE in Photon Red from Geneva here).
The British brand encourages the public to visit the mini-site it has set up for the EV, and of course to also click the ‘I want one’ button, as the final production-intent version will be presented in September 2017 (which apparently will be a happening month as the Nissan LEAF 2.0 will also debute), with sales to begin in the second half of 2018.
One of the prototypes was recently demonstrated for the first time on the streets of London, at the famous Olympic Park – see photos below.
“Jaguar has unleashed its first electric vehicle – the Jaguar I-PACE – onto the streets for the first time. Driving on the streets of London’s famous Olympic Park, the electric performance SUV concept previews Jaguar’s first electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-PACE, which will be revealed in late 2017 and will be on the road in the second half of 2018.”
“The I-PACE will be a long distance sprinter that accelerates to 60 mph in around 4 seconds, with a range of more than 500km (NEDC cycle) from the 90kWh lithium-ion battery. Charging is easy and quick, with 80 per cent charge achieved in just 90 minutes using 50kW DC charging.
Compact, lightweight electric motors at the front and rear axles generate a combined output of 400PS and 700Nm of torque, with the all-weather benefits of all-wheel drive. The I-PACE will also deliver the agility, ride comfort and refinement that will set it apart from all other electric vehicles: it will be a true Jaguar and a true drivers’ car.”
Ian Callum Director of Design, Jaguar said:
“The feedback on the I-PACE Concept has been fantastic. With the I-PACE Concept we’ve torn up the rule book to create a vehicle with supercar inspired aesthetics, sports car performance and SUV space, in one electric package. It has surprised people and the enthusiasm for our first electric vehicle has been beyond all my expectations.”
“Driving the concept on the streets is really important for the design team. It’s very special to put the car outside and in the real-world. You can see the true value of the I-PACE’s dramatic silhouette and powerful proportions when you see it on the road, against other cars. The I-PACE Concept represents the next generation of battery electric vehicle design. For me, the future of motoring has arrived.”
- 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