Jaguar has announced plans to produce their first all electric vehicle. They are expected to be seen on the road in the second half of 2018.
Ahead of the 2016 Los Angeles motor show, Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled a battery electric vehicle (BEV) concept called the I-PACE.
Jaguar has confirmed that the car will be on the road by 2018, with production starting as soon as next year. The car is set to be officially revealed next year, with customers able to register their interest now on the Jaguar website.
The statistics of the car are rather impressive, as are most electric vehicles.
0-60 mph in around 4 seconds
310 mile range* (220 miles on the US EPA cycle)**
700Nm of torque and 400PS
The vehicle is powered by electric motors on the front and rear axles, offering comparable torque performance to the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and power performance to the F-TYPE S!
At the unveiling, Jaguar teamed with Dell to reveal the car to a select few through Virtual Reality (VR), which is thought to be the first time an automotive brand has used fully immersive VR to launch the latest car.
Pricing for the I-PACE is yet to be officially announced but Jaguar have said they expect it to cost around 10-15% more than the similarly powered and equipped F-PACE. This would make the vehicle approximately £60,000. As the vehicle is fully powered by electric powered, it would currently be eligible for the £4,500 government grant, but this is set for review in March 2017.
The 90KWh batteries can be charged up to 80% in as little as 90 minutes, offering over 200 miles of range.
The car can be seen at the LA show today (Wednesday 16th November).
** The US EPA cycle is thought to be a more realistic representation of real-world driving conditions.
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