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Radical Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV revealed

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar has officially launched the I-Pace, the company’s first all-electric SUV, at an event in London streamed globally.

Available to order now, it will be priced from £63,495 in the UK (excluding government incentives).

The I-Pace gets electrifying all-wheel drive performance from twin Jaguar-designed electric motors with a combined 400PS and 696Nm delivering 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds.

Jaguar I-Pace

Its 90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers a range of up to 298 miles, and it can be rapid charged publicly to 80% capacity in 85 minutes, while a 30-minute charge will give about 80 miles.

It will be offered with an eight-year battery warranty for that extra peace of mind, along with 21,000-mile/two-year servicing intervals.

Designed from the outset as an electric vehicle (EV), the I-Pace is radically styled for maximum aero-efficiency (it has a drag co-efficient of just 0.29Cd) and there’s enough interior space for five adults and luggage.

Jaguar I-Pace

Naturally, the I-Pace is packed with technology, introducing the slick Touch Pro Duo infotainment system (already seen in the Range Rover Velar) to Jaguar.

You can watch comedian Jack Whitehall getting a tech tour of the I-Pace from a couple of very clever kids.

A new EV navigation system assesses the topography of the route to destination and insights from previous journeys, including driving style, to calculate personalised range and charging status with exceptional accuracy for maximum driver confidence.

I-Pace will also launch an Amazon Alexa Skill. This means owners will be able to ask an Alexa-enabled device for information held in the Jaguar InControl Remote app. For example: Is my car locked? What is the charging level? Do I have enough range to get to work?

 

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