Jaguar has revealed the all-electric I-PACE to the world during a live broadcast from the production line at Plant Graz, Austria.
The latest addition to Jaguar’s growing SUV range, alongside the E-PACE and F-PACE, was unveiled to the public by comedian Jack Whitehall,
EV enthusiast and TV presenter Jonny Smith and American tech guru iJustine
during a live show hosted at the home of the I-PACE.
With 300 prospective buyers in the audience on the night and more than 179,000 tuning in to watch the broadcast on Facebook and YouTube, to get first glimpses of the new
all-electric Jaguar SUV.
The new battery-electric SUV places Jaguar at the forefront
of the EV revolution, with the I-PACE capable of carrying five passengers and still
have 656 litres of boot space for luggage. Despite being all-electric, it is
still a true Jaguar with the I-PACE able to reach 62mph from a standstill in
4.8secs thanks to its twin electric motors producing 394bhp and 513lb ft of
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CEO Dr Ralf Speth said: “Where other companies talk about the future, we build
it. We have torn up the rule book to create the newest member
of the PACE family, the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE. With zero tailpipe emissions, no CO2and no
particulates, it moves us dramatically closer to our vision of a clean, safe
and sustainable future.”
Available to configure and buy now, the I-PACE is available in
four trim levels – S, SE, HSE and First Edition, but also comes with
technological advancements such as over-the-air wireless updates, an
EV-enhanced sat navigation system and the ability for driver’s to use Amazon
Alexa to check the status of their I-PACE.
Designed and engineered in the UK, the I-PACE is powered by
a 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack using 432 cells, helping it travel up to 298
miles per recharge, and capable of recuperating 80 per cent of its charge in 40
minutes with the use of a 100kW DC fast charger. An intelligent battery
management system also pre-conditions the battery pack to improve the overall driving
range, by raising and lowering the temperature.
Hoban, Jaguar I-PACE Vehicle Line Director, said: “We set out with a clean
sheet approach to harness new battery electric technology with an architecture
engineered from the outset to optimise performance, aerodynamics and interior
space. The result is the I-PACE – a true Jaguar and a truly driver-focused EV.
I-PACE customers – fuel stations are a thing of the past, after overnight
charging they’ll wake up every morning with a ‘full tank of fuel’.”
the I-PACE forward is a pair of Jaguar-designed electric motors powering an
all-wheel-drive powertrain, while the aluminium architecture makes the SUV
lighter and stiffer, and positioning the battery pack centrally between the two
axles gives the Jaguar 50-50 weight distribution.
But it is the striking look that will drive consumers through the dealership doors,
with its coupe silhouette borrowing design cues from the Jaguar C-X75 supercar.
The cab-forward design may contrast with the squared-off rear has helped reduce
the drag co-efficient to just 0.29Cd, while Active Vanes in the grille open
when cooling is required and remains closed at other times to redirect air
through the integral bonnet scoop for improved aerodynamics.
Jaguar I-PACE will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6.
Watch the moment the I-PACE was revealed to the world.
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