Robert Llewellyn had a chance to test drive the Jaguar I-PACE not only on public roads, but also off-road and on the racing track.

As it turns out, the I-PACE does surprisingly well off-road, which is mostly due to dual-motor all-wheel drive, which is superior to a comparable gasoline/diesel engine.

The other thing that seems to be Robert's favorite is the artificial sound that he likens to a space ship.

Fully Charged notes that the Jaguar's weaker point, as compared to Tesla, is lack of fast a charging network comparable to Tesla Superchargers.

For most of us, the I-PACE will be beyond our price range, but it's good to see the high-end market developing, as it always precedes the boom in the more affordable range.

"Note: You can turn the artificial sound in the I-PACE off.

This is a rough and ready episode, some wobble on the camera and wibbly driving by Robert, but first impressions on a long drive around Portugal in the Jaguar I-PACE are very encouraging. Costing from £63,495, this car is eligible for the OLEV electric vehicle grant scheme. (We didn't know this when I was in Portugal)

And the I-PACE will be present at Fully Charged Live this weekend!"

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