Jaguar's electric I-Pace SUV wraps pre-production testing in California

Rodiano Bonacci
Dicembre 7, 2017

Yesterday we reported on the final testing of the new Jaguar i-Pace as Jaguar work to sign-off their first electric vehicle for production by running production prototypes for 1.5 million miles.

Customers can register their interest for the I-Pace now, with the reveal of the model likely to be in January 2018.

In a drive from Sunset Boulevard in LA to Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, senior engineer Simon Patel took a prospective customer on a 200-mile drive to show off how close to production the I-Pace was. Our sources tell us that Jaguar's actual production model will look eerily similar to the concept displayed at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. "Our target is a zero to 80 percent charge being achievable in a short break".

It is projected that the North American market will account for around 50 per cent of the I-Pace's sales when it enters production, with China and Europe each accounting for 25 per cent. Jaguar had previously claimed that the SUV will sprint to 60 miles per hour in just four seconds, and deliver up to 516 pound-feet of instant-access torque to all four wheels.

"Jaguar's first battery electric vehicle will also be fast to charge", said Jaguar's Vehicle Line Director, Ian Joban.

"It's a dramatic, future-facing design - the product of authentic Jaguar DNA matched with handsome, premium details and British craftsmanship. This will be Jaguar's first-ever battery-powered electric vehicle and opens a new chapter in the history of our legendary brand".

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