Jaguar i-Pace Concept hits the streets of London
Jaguar’s first all-electric SUV, the Tesla Model X rivalling Jaguar i-Pace concept, has hit the streets of London’s Olympic Park to gauge public reaction.
Powered by two lightweight electric motors that jointly produce 295kW and 700Nm of torque and drive all four wheels, the i-Pace is said to be able to hum from 0-100km/h in four seconds.
Maximum range from the 90kWh lithium-ion battery is around 500 kilometres on a combined cycle, and an 80 per cent charge can be completed 50kW DC charging.
Dynamically, Jaguar insists that i-Pace will be as engaging and rewarding to drive as all the other models in its range.
The production version of the i-Pace will be revealed in late 2017 and customer deliveries will begin from the second half of 2018.
“The feedback on the I-PACE Concept has been fantastic. 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” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar.
“Driving the concept on the streets is really important for the design team. 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” Callum added.