Jaguar Unveils All-Electric I-PACE Concept SUV
On the eve of the L.A. Auto Show, Jaguar unveiled an all-electric performance SUV concept named I-PACE, and then confirmed that the production model would be on the road in 2018.
Attendees at the live unveiling in Hollywood, California were invited to experience the I-PACE in virtual reality and learn about the technologies that power it. With two 200-horsepower electric motors (one for each axle), the I-PACE produces a total of 400 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque — the same amount of torque produced by the F-TYPE SVR.
The I-PACE’s in-house designed 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack has an EPA estimated 220-mile range, and public 50kW DC charging networks can deliver a full charge in a little over two hours.
Of course, everything about the I-PACE is very distinctly Jaguar, from its design language to driving dynamics. Instantaneous torque and all-wheel drive rocket the I-PACE Concept from 0-60 mph in roughly four seconds.
“This is an uncompromised electric vehicle designed from a clean sheet of paper: we’ve developed a new architecture and selected only the best technology available,” said Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart, Technical Design Director, Jaguar Land Rover. “The I-PACE Concept fully exploits the potential EVs can offer in space utilization, driving pleasure and performance.”
Since Jaguar only made one example of the I-PACE Concept, access to the interior was very limited, but guests could virtually jump into the driver’s seat with HTC VIVE systems and get a closer look at the futuristic design, premium materials, and digital innovation.
Learn more about the Jaguar I-PACE Concept at JaguarUSA.com or see it in person at the Los Angeles Auto Show from November 18 – 27.