Electric mobility is the future and Jaguar is the latest company at the Geneva Motor Show to launch a car with electric motor. The British carmaker has officially revealed the Jaguar I-Pace at the on-going motor show. Jaguar has revealed prices for the I-Pace in the United kingdom and the e-SUV starts at 58,995 Pounds (around Rs. 53 lakh). The I-Pace marks the beginning of a new era for the Jaguar as it will be competing against a host of electric cars in the future like the Tesla Model X, Mercedes EQ C and the Audi e-tron quattro.
I-Pace has got some interesting bits and has some usual Jaguar style stance. There’s lot of appeal and inflammation for an electric car. Designing elements on this one is a mixture of E-Pace and F-Pace, while Jaguar has also incorporated design elements from the C-X75, which can be seen on the wheel arches. It measures 4682 mm in length, which is about 10 mm longer than the Jaguar XE, but the wheelbase has been stretched by a 160 mm over the sedan at 2990 mm.
The Jaguar I-Pace is underpinned by an all-new aluminium platform along with two electric motors- mounted on each axle and Jaguar’s own battery technology. The SUV uses a 90kWh battery pack, made up from 432 lithium-ion cells and mounted in a frame that’s an integral structural component in the car’s floor. Jaguar claims that range of this car around 483 km; while power output is rated at 395bhp and 696Nm of torque. With all that power, the I-Pace can sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 4.5 seconds. The I-Pave will be able to charge itself around 80% in 45 minutes using a fast charging setup, while a standard home charger will take about seven hours.
The I-Pace features a widescreen infotainment system, which uses a pair of displays in a layout that’s not too far from that of the Range Rover Velar. There’s also rotary dial controllers for the temperature control with integrated displays. The SUV also has 4G Wi-Fi hotspot offering internet access to up to eight devices, and there are up to six USB ports and three 12V power sockets. A great thing! Right? Since wheelbase is long so we can expect a good amount of legroom for passengers at the rear.
The Jaguar I-Pace promises to be a lot more practical SUV with a flat floor and cargo capacity of 656 litres, which can be expanded up to 1453 litres. It will be going on sale in Europe and other markets towards the end of this year.