The Jaguar I-Pace concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. This is a production preview of the electric Jaguar model that will be revealed next year and on the road in 2018.
Jaguar’s engineering and design teams have torn up the rule book to create a bespoke electric architecture, matched with dramatic design. The result is a no-compromise, smart, five-seat sports car and a performance SUV in one.
The state-of-the-art electric motors and 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack were designed in-house by Jaguar Land Rover to give the best possible performance and range for most daily journeys. Whereever you are in the world, you can simply plug your car into a wall socket overnight and have more than enough range to complete the average daily commute of around 50 kilometres.
For rapid charging, using a typical public 50KW DC charging network, a full charge will take just over two hours – enough to deliver more than 500km range (measured on the European NEDC test cycle).
The I-Pace concept is said to transform the electric driving experience and offer the driver-focussed performance and response Jaguar is renowned for. To help deliver this, the I-Pace has electric motors on the front and rear axles. Their combined output is 400bhp and 700Nm, the same torque rating as the F-Type SVR.
Ian Callum, director of design, said: “The I-Pace represents the next generation of electric vehicle design. It’s a dramatic, future-facing cab-forward design with a beautiful interior; the product of authentic Jaguar DNA, electric technology and contemporary craftsmanship.
Dr Wolfgang Ziebart, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “This is an uncompromised electric vehicle designed from a clean sheet of paper. We’ve developed a new architecture and selected only the best technology available. The I-Pace fully exploits the potential EVs can offer in space utilisation, driving pleasure and performance.”