Jaguar I-PACE: From Conception to Electric Reality

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Jaguar I-PACE

Take a visual journey as Jaguar’s first-ever all-electric vehicle goes from idea to concept to reality!

It all started, as it always does, with an idea and some basic sketches. And before long, the concept of the I-PACE, Jaguar’s first-ever all-electric vehicle, became a reality. After extensive testing and immense hype, Jaguar finally revealed the production version of the all-important I-PACE to the world via live broadcast. And it’s everything, perhaps more, that we hoped it would be.

Jaguar also gave us unprecedented access to a handful of design sketches of the I-PACE, which are pure art in and of themselves. It’s interesting to see how the design of this historic vehicle evolved over time, from the original idea to concept to production.

Jaguar I-PACE

The I-PACE joins the “PACE” family of Jaguar SUVs packing a 90kWh battery, good for an estimated 240 mile range. But the good news for those with range anxiety is that 100kW DC fast chargers give the I-PACE an 80 percent charge in just 40 minutes. Using a standard 230V AC wall box achieves the same result in just over 10 hours.

The battery powers twin concentric motors that offer a combined output of 394 hp and 512 lb-ft of torque. With all-wheel drive, the I-PACE propels to 60 miles per hour in a scant 4.5 seconds. Regenerative braking gives drivers the option of single-pedal driving, which further enhances range and efficiency. And the I-PACE comes with a full 8-year, 100,000 mile battery warranty for extra peace of mind.

Jaguar I-PACE

Technology is a huge part of the I-PACE as well. It’s the first Jaguar to use the new InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, which features 10-inch upper and 5.5-inch lower touchscreens. A new EZ Navigation function takes into account factors like driving style and topography to help maximize range.

Fans of Amazon’s Alexa will be happy to know that the I-PACE incorporates the use of her voice technology as well. Even better, it works seamlessly with Jaguar’s InControl remote app. And every one of these systems can be updated wirelessly via Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) technology.

Jaguar I-PACE

U.S. deliveries of the I-PACE are scheduled to begin in the second half of 2018. So you won’t have to wait long to drive the future. Jaguar retailers are already taking orders for the I-PACE, which makes its public debut (along with the announcement of pricing) March 6 at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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