Jaguar Charges Ahead with I-Pace EV

Jaguar has unveiled the all-electric I-Pace in live global webcast. It features a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery delivers an estimated 240 mile all-electric range.

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Mar 10, 2018 2 min. read

Article was updated 6 years ago

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Jaguar I-Pace, the first all-electric production vehicle from the Jaguar brand, has been unveiled to the world in a live webcast.

The I-Pace joins the growing family of Jaguar SUVs, alongside the all-new E-Pace and multiple award-winning F-Pace.

With a 432-pouch cell, 90 kWh, lithium-ion battery pack, the I-Pace delivers an estimated range of 240 miles.

Owners will be able to achieve a 0-80 per cent battery charge in around 40 minutes using publicly available 100 kW DC rapid charging facilities.

Home charging with a 230V/32A AC wall box (7 kW) will achieve the same state of charge (0-80 per cent) in just over ten hours – ideal for overnight chargin3.

A suite of smart range-optimizing technologies includes a battery pre-conditioning system which allows the vehicle to warm or cool its battery, and cabin, to an optimal temperature while plugged in to power.

By allowing the vehicle to do this while still connected to power, the system reduces the need for the vehicle to tap into its driving range to reach optimal operating temperature.

Two Jaguar-designed concentric electric motors – which feature drive shafts passing through the motors themselves for compactness – are placed at each axle, producing exceptional performance and all-wheel drive, multi-surface traction.

The high torque density and high-energy efficiency characteristics of the motors combine to deliver sports car performance, launching the I-Pace from a standing start to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

The battery is placed centrally between the two axles, and as low as possible with a seal between the housing and the underfloor.

This location enables a 50:50 weight distribution and a low center of gravity. Together with the advanced double wishbone front and an Integral Link rear suspension with standard Active Air Suspension and optional configurable Adaptive Dynamics, this packaging delivers agile handling and outstanding ride comfort.

Jaguar I-Pace

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