Jaguar I-PACE EV on road for the first time
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Jaguar has unleashed its Jaguar I-PACE concept onto the streets for the first time.
Driving on the streets of London’s Olympic Park, the electric performance SUV concept previews Jaguar’s first electric vehicle, which will be revealed in late 2017 and will be on the road in the second half of 2018.
“The feedback on the I-PACE Concept has been fantastic," said Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar.
"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."
Jaguar say the I-PACE will be a 'long distance sprinter'. Accelerating to 100kp/h in around 4 seconds and with a range of more than 500km from the 90kWh lithium-ion battery.
Charging is said to be 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 294kW and 700Nm of torque, with the all-weather benefits of all-wheel drive.
Jaguar are also promising that the final I-PACE production vehicle will deliver 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.'
“Driving the concept on the streets is really important for the design team," said Callum.
"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.”