Jaguar goes electric: 0-60mph in four seconds
The I-PACE will be a performance car, a family car and an SUV all in one. Its groundbreaking design, true Jaguar performance and competitive range and charging times will make it the first real electric alternative to a traditional premium SUV. Jaguar’s design and engineering teams have taken full advantage of the opportunities presented by electrification: a cab-forward, sporting driving position, exceptional interior space and, of course, zero tailpipe emissions and instant acceleration.
The battery pack and motors have been designed and engineered by Jaguar Land Rover to deliver outstanding efficiency. With over 500km range on the NEDC cycle, the average user could charge just once a week. Charging is easy and quick, with 80 percent charge achieved in 90 minutes and 100 percent in just over two hours using 50kW DC charging. Those are great specification for an electric vehicle, especially if you think about its performances.
The interior features premium materials and beautiful, tactile details that highlight British craftsmanship at its best. There is digital craftsmanship too, with two, super-intuitive touchscreens that serve up information where and when the driver needs it. Packed with proven Jaguar sports car technology, the I-PACE Concept features exceptional ride quality, authentic handling and a 0-60mph time of around four seconds.
Its creator, Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum, is best known for front-engined cars, but now it went a step further and created a very capable vehicle, new but still Jaguar. Efficiency in battery electric vehicles manifests itself equally brutally: the more efficient the car, the further the range between charges and largely misplaced anxiety around range has in the past limited the appeal of battery electric vehicles. However, Jaguar proves that those days are gone: The I-PACE stays equal to its gasoline cousins. ■
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