Jaguar has released new details about the I-Pace ahead of its debut on March 1st.
Set to become the company’s first electric vehicle, the I-Pace aims to be the “perfect every day car – whether on the school run, daily commute or even coping with sub-zero temperatures.” Speaking of the latter, Jaguar says the model was extensively tested at their cold weather facility in Arjeplog, Sweden where temperatures hit lows of -40°C (-40°F).
In order to deal with the extreme temperatures, the I-Pace has been equipped with a pre-conditioning system which helps to ensure the vehicle can achieve its maximum range and performance. Jaguar says owners will be able to setup preferred charging times and pre-conditioning schedules from either the InControl infotainment system or a smartphone app.
Thankfully owners won’t have to wait very long as Jaguar has revealed the model will have a rapid charging system that can deliver an 80 percent charge in 45 minutes or less.
Jaguar declined to release additional specifications but the I-Pace concept had a 90 kWh battery and an electric powertrain that produced 400 PS (294 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. This enabled the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately four seconds and travel more than 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge in the NEDC cycle.
Reports have suggested the I-Pace will be offered in four different trims with the entry-level I-Pace S featuring LED headlights, a Meridian audio system, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The range-topping I-Pace First Edition packs on the luxury features as it is slated to have leather upholstery, heated seats, a panorama glass roof, and a head-up display – among other things.
Pricing will be announced at the model’s unveiling and U.K. customers will be able to submit their orders following the event.