Jaguar I-Pace Reveal Announced For March 1

Posted February 01, 2018

Jaguar has yet to reveal exactly how far the I-Pace will be able to drive on a single charge. Ahead of the I-Pace's long-awaited premiere, the Tata Motors-owned marque has made a decision to drop new details to ease the wait and get more people excited about the first Jag to come without a combustion engine.

Jaguar's I-Pace electric SUV will be revealed to the world in production trim on March 1.

That lets the first-ever electric Jaguar sit on the footprint of a compact crossover, the company has said, but offer cabin volume closer to that of a mid-size SUV-though it won't have a third-row seat.

In a press release this week, the firm revealed its answer to Tesla's Model X will have a new 100kW DC charger, enabling 80% charging in just 45 minutes.

Jaguar hasn't revealed many other details about the production auto yet.

The news came by way of yet another JLR teaser video, this one showing the by-now-familiar camouflaged I-Pace prototype in wintry conditions at a test site in Arjeplog, Sweden.

The I-Pace will feature a 90-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that should deliver a range of 220 miles or more.

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Though final specs remain unconfirmed, the I-Pace is expected to offer maximum outputs in the region of 295kW and 700Nm, with one electric motor mounted on each axle for all-wheel-drive capability. Part of the testing has also taken in northern Sweden this winter, where temperatures reached as low as -40 degrees. The I-PACE will be Jaguar's first all-electric production vehicle, and has recently been undergoing Arctic testing to make sure its performance is up to scratch in ice and snow. That might be because in addition to running barely camouflaged production models around for months, the company has even announced a one-make race series with the auto before we've seen the revealed production model. It represents the next generation of battery electric vehicle design. EV batteries don't usually like the cold, but Jaguar figured out a clever solution to that problem.