Tennis Champ Andy Murray Takes Delivery Of Jaguar I-Pace
One of the world’s first Jaguar I-PACE went to the two-time Wimbledon Champion, Andy Murray, who has fulfilled a promise he made during WWF’s World Earth Hour to ‘go electric’.
The car was delivered on World Environment Day by Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver, fellow WWF ambassador and InsideEVs contributor Nelson Piquet Jr.
The first electric Jaguar is rated at 298 miles (480 km) under WLTP test cycle and does 0-100km/h (62 mph) 4.8 seconds.
Andy Murray said:
“It’s important we all take small steps to live a more sustainable life and think about the actions we can make to look after our planet. This is one of the reasons I’m making the switch to driving Jaguar’s new all-electric I-PACE. It’s clean and safe, but also has the world class design and sports performance that suits my lifestyle.”
Nelson Piquet Jr, Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver, said:
“I think it’s brilliant that Andy has made this commitment to go electric and has been vocal in encouraging more people to take action and make little changes to live more sustainably.
“The Jaguar I-PACE is proof that you don’t have to sacrifice power or performance when you switch to electric.”
“Jaguar’s commitment to electrification is clearly demonstrated in the technological advancements they have made over the last couple of years, and their involvement in Formula E has been instrumental to that. It’s great to be part of this movement and to help promote and shape the future of battery electric vehicles,”
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