Jaguar I-Pace EV — Jaguar Introduces the 400 HP I-Pace EV Crossover. At the Los Angeles auto show, Jaguar just gave a virtual reality press conference which introduced the new I-Pace concept. The I-Pace clearly borrows its name and its design from the oddly named F-Pace crossover that’s already on the market. The major difference is the I-Pace is an all-electric EV made to compete with the Tesla Model X.
Jaguar I-Pace Specifications
Exterior, Interior reviews
While the new Jaguar I-Pace Electric car does borrow design cues from the F-Pace, it’s an all-new design. It has an aggressive look that we’re not used to seeing on EV’s. An angular body with a sporty rear spoiler and 23” Nighthawk wheels make it look more like a performance car than anything that just runs on electricity.
The interior has room for five passengers plus cargo. The console and driver controls are very sleek and aesthetically pleasing in a way you’d expect from a Jaguar concept. Jaguar has a pretty good track record of bringing concepts to reality without a lot of major changes, so we can realistically expect the production I-Pace is coming in 2018 to look a lot like the concept we saw today. Remember how much the C-X16 concept ended up looking like the production F-Type?.
Powertrain, Electric Range — Jaguar I-Pace 2018
We heard some very impressive numbers about the I-Pace that have us excited to get our hands on one. A 90kWh battery pack lashed to the front, and rear motors will propel this all-wheel drive EV from 0-60 mph in roughly four seconds. It will make 400 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
The greatest anxiety of any EV is the range, and it looks like that won’t be much of a headache with the I-Pace. Jaguar says it will have a range of 220 miles on a full charge. What’s even more impressive is the projected two-hour charging time through 50 kW DC fast charging.
|Torque||516 lb-ft of torque|
|Electric range||220 miles|
If those numbers hold up in the production model, this will be one of the most realistically useable electric crossovers on the market.
Dimension of 2018 I-Pace EV
The I-Pace will be slightly smaller than the F-Pace. It will have an overall length of 184.3”, wheelbase of 117.7”, the height of 61.4”, and width of 74.4”. The I-Pace was designed for maximum aerodynamics with a drag coefficient of only 0.29. This helps contribute to the excellent performance and range that’s expected.
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Jaguar I-Pace Price and Release Date
Jaguar made a smart move making their first EV a crossover. They’ve been teasing for a few years that they’re working on an all-electric vehicle, but haven’t revealed a lot of details until now. Crossovers sell like crazy, especially in the luxury car segment.
If the I-Pace is a success, I’m sure we can expect to see a sedan from Jaguar based on a similar formula. There are already rumors about an electric F-Type as the idea of EV sports cars becomes more mainstream.
With consistently low gas prices, the I-Pace EV might struggle to sell. However, they made it different enough from the F-Pace that I think it will get the attention Jaguar wants. If it were just an EV version of an F-Pace, nobody would notice or care. This is a step forward for Jaguar and the whole EV market. Unfortunately, there is no information regarding its price. But, it is expected to be on sale in 2018.
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