Jaguar’s first electric vehicle concept, described as a “electric performance SUV” will be on display in one of the production car’s first edition colours – Photon Red – when it appears at the Geneva Motor Show on 7 March.
The Jaguar I-Pace, which will be available in 2018, can accelerates to 100 kph in around 4 seconds and has a range of more than 500km (NEDC cycle) from the 90kWh lithium-ion battery. The car’s batteries can be charged to 80 per cent charge capacity in 90 minutes using 50kW DC charging.
The 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. The I-Pace will also “deliver the 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”.
“With the I-PACE Concept we’ve torn up the rule book to create a vehicle with supercar looks, sports car performance and SUV space, in one electric package. Our design and engineering teams have taken full advantage of the opportunities presented by electrification: a cab-forward, sporting driving position, exceptional interior space and, of course, zero tailpipe emissions and instant acceleration,” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar.
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