Jaguar wants to update us that the development of their all-electric I-Pace is on track, and has completed the final range and durability tests in Los Angeles ahead of its official reveal in early 2018.
Jaguar said, over 200 production prototypes have completed 1.5 million miles and 11,000 hours of testing. Pricing and specifications will be announced in March 2018, and so are the opening of order books for full configuration.
Thousands of potential customers have pressed the ‘I want one’ button on www.jaguar.com to place a deposit or register their interest in the hotly anticipated electric SUV. Not only will they be at the front of the queue when order books officially open in March, but a lucky few have been chosen to accompany Jaguar’s engineers as prototype vehicles complete final validation tests.
Ann Voyer from Pasadena asked Jaguar if the I-Pace would have enough range to complete her favorite road trip along California’s West Coast. To answer her question, Jaguar engineers took her on a long-distance range test – on one charge only. The I-Pace production prototype drove 200 miles from Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, to Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, on a single charge, said the company.
“After 1.5 million global test miles, the I-Pace is ready for production and is proven to deliver long distances on a single charge. Jaguar’s first battery electric vehicle will also be fast to charge; our target is a zero to 80 per cent charge being achievable in a short break,” said Ian Hoban, Jaguar Vehicle Line Director.