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

Jaguar I-Pace

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.

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Jaguar I-Pace

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.

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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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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

 
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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
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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.

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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.

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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

 
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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

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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.

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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
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.