Jaguar’s first all-electric I-Pace Concept hits the streets of London for the first time, probably as a part of the real world test scenario. Unveiled at the 2016 LA Auto show, the electric powertrain combining two motors, positioned on the front and rear axles, are capable of generating 400 hp of power and a delicious 700 Nm of torque.
Jag says, the I-Pace will be a long distance sprinter that accelerates to 60 mph in around 4 seconds, with a range of more than 500 km (NEDC cycle) from the 90 kWh lithium-ion battery. Charging is easy and quick, with 80 percent charge achieved in just 90 minutes using 50 kW DC charging.
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, says, “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.
“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.”
The production version will be revealed in 2018, and if you want to be one of the first owners, go to jaguar.co.uk and click the ‘I want one’ button.