Stylishly Camouflaged All-Electric Jaguar I-Pace Completed Its Testing in Los Angeles

Doris Richards
December 7, 2017

After taking a passenger ride in an I-Pace prototype recently, Autocar reports that the SUV is very quick and Jaguar asserts that the engineering will remain true to the concept.

Potential customers have pressed the "I want one" button on to place a deposit or register a strong interest in the hotly anticipated electric SUV.

In a drive from Sunset Boulevard in LA to Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, senior engineer Simon Patel took a prospective customer on a 200-mile drive to show off how close to production the I-Pace was.

With a range of 310 miles and a 0-60mph of under 4.0 seconds, the i-Pace looks to be as practical as the Model X, its 90kWh battery pack is nearly as big as Tesla's most expensive option and, say Jaguar, will charge to 80 per cent in the time it takes to stop for a coffee.

It is projected that the North American market will account for around 50 per cent of the I-Pace's sales when it enters production, with China and Europe each accounting for 25 per cent. In concept form, the vehicle uses electric motors at both the front and rear axles, producing a combined 400 hp and 700 Nm of torque with permanent all-wheel drive. That power is sent through all four wheels, with that equating to a 0-60mph time of roughly four seconds.

"Jaguar's first battery electric vehicle will also be fast to charge", said Jaguar's Vehicle Line Director, Ian Joban, "Our target is a zero to 80 percent charge being achievable in a short break".

"This isn't just a concept".

Jaguar are yet to confirm the i-Pace's production specs, but we can't see it very likely they will be any less impressive than the concept auto - and that's pretty impressive.

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