Jaguar I-Pace Concept shows its Photon Red color on the streets of London

Article by Christian A., on March 18, 2017

It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that most of us are talking about concept cars just a week after the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. In fact, some of you have probably heard of the Jaguar I-Pace, as it made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2016.

Just four months after it was first announced by Jaguar as its first electronic vehicle, the first ever I-Pace was already spotted hitting the streets of London. This time, in striking Photon Red paint. This one’s a head-turner. But don’t get too excited. The firm just decided to take its all-electric crossover out for a photo shoot. The I-Pace will be built in Austria and is targeted to be launched in the second half of 2018. That’s only about 15 months from now.

And why is this car doing a photo shoot in London? First off, it doesn’t look like Jaguar’s current model range. It’s chunkier and has a wider stance, and has got a low and sleek hatchback silhouette. It’s still beautiful nevertheless. But other than having a beautiful exterior design, the designers gave it a minimalistic cabin, for a change. Some say that the interior resembles that of the new Range Rover Velar, giving it a high-tech look.

Moving on to the technical specifications, Jaguar injects power into the I-Pace, giving it an ability to run to 60 miles per hour (96 kph) in just four seconds. Thanks to its 400 electric horsepower (around 300 kilowatts) and an instant torque of 700 Newton-meters. That’s pretty fast for a battery-operated car. Well, it has got to be, since it’s a Jaguar.

Furthermore, the electric SUV is equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack that can reach over 310 miles (500 kilometers). And what’s more impressive about this is that the battery pack can be recharged up to 80 percent level in just an hour and a half (90 minutes), and about two hours to fully charge it. Pretty decent, huh? So, there is no need to worry.

So now we know that the I-Pace isn’t just about looks or performance. It’ a balance of both. And if you want an electric crossover that comes with beauty and power, you’ve got to be willing to shell out around £60,000.

Being Jaguar’s first electric crossover, plus the overall design and specifications of the car, the I-Pace is likely to be the next big thing, with all the attention it has been getting lately. So which of the electric cars from the Geneva Motor Show do you think will be a crowd favourite?

Press Release

JAGUAR I-PACE - THE FUTURE OF ELECTRIC MOTORING HITS THE STREETS

Jaguar has unleashed its first electric vehicle – the Jaguar I-PACE – onto the streets for the first time. Driving on the streets of London’s famous Olympic Park, the electric performance SUV concept previews Jaguar’s first electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-PACE, which will be revealed in late 2017 and will be on the road in 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.

“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.”

Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar

The I-PACE will be a long distance sprinter that accelerates to 60 mph in around 4 seconds, with a range of more than 500km (NEDC cycle) from the 90kWh lithium-ion battery. Charging is easy and quick, with 80 per cent charge achieved in just 90 minutes using 50kW DC charging.

Compact, lightweight electric motors at the front and rear axles generate a combined output of 400PS 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.

To be one of the first owners go to jaguar.co.uk and click the ‘I want one’ button

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