Jaguar is almost done testing the all-electric I-Pace, and is now in Sweden for Jaguar Land Rover’s Ice Academy. The company is giving its potential customers a taste of the I-Pace, ahead of its official debut on March 1, 2018.
Previously, Jaguar took one of the customers from California, Ann Voyer, on a range test in order to answer her question on the same. The I-Pace prototype drove 200 miles from Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, to Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, on a single charge.
Now though, a customer from Sweden is trying out the I-Pace’s all-wheel-drive performance at JLR’s cold weather test facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, where the temperatures drop to -40°C.
Tony Westerlund had some interesting questions on living with I-Pace in Arctic conditions, particularly regarding stability and traction on the ice and snow.
“Not only will the I-Pace charge quickly enough for our customers to carry out their everyday lives, it will offer powerful and precise performance in a variety of conditions and climactic extremes. Allied with the versatile credentials of our celebrated PACE family, this will be an electric performance SUV like no other”, said Ian Hoban, Jaguar Vehicle Line Director.
Jaguar said that the I-Pace will be capable of charging from zero to 80 per cent charge in less than 45 minutes, using a DC 100 kW charger.
JLR’s Ice Academy in Sweden is open to customers until mid-March. This year it will welcome around 350 customers to develop their ice-driving skills in a fleet of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. Bookings for 2019 are now open, with three and four night packages starting from €2,990 per person.