Waymo To Order Up To 20,000 Jaguar I-Pace EVs For Its Autonomous Fleet

Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover have joined forces to “design and engineer the world’s first premium electric fully self-driving vehicle.”

Based on the Jaguar I-Pace, the vehicle will begin testing later this year and it will use Waymo’s fully-autonomous driving system which is already in use on self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. Waymo describes the system as the “world’s most experienced driver” as the technology has allowed the company’s self-driving fleet to travel more than 5,000,000 miles (8,046,720 km) on public roads.

Waymo says the I-Pace is a “natural choice” for their fleet as the electric crossover is a “sleek and graceful car” that will provide a “safe and delightful experience for our passengers.” The company went on to says the model is the ideal size for cities and its large battery pack means it can be driven all day.

Waymo has plans to add up to 20,000 I-Paces to its fleet over the next few years and said the model will play a “vital full-time role in Waymo’s driverless transportation service.” The company went on to say the massive fleet should enable them to provide approximately one million trips every day and each rider will have a “premium experience” thanks to the I-Pace’s blend of luxury and style.

The Jaguar I-Pace has a 90 kWh battery which powers to two electric motors that produce a combined output of 394 hp (293 kW) and 512 lb-ft (693 Nm) of torque. This enables the all-wheel drive model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, hit a top speed of 124 mph (199 km/h) and travel up to 240 miles (386 km) on a single charge. U.S. pricing starts at $69,500 and the model will soon celebrate its North American debut at the New York Auto Show.

VIDEO

more photos...
  • MarketAndChurch

    So happy! This is an electric car I really want to see succeed.

  • LWOAP

    Really good news for Jaguar. I know someone over there is very pleased with the news.

    • Belthronding

      count me in!

  • Six_Tymes

    COOL! glad its not uber

  • exeptor

    1.4 billion dollar deal … not bad for Jag. Not to mention the public exposition of I-Pace. Let’s just hope that it will not kill some pedestrian.

  • pxsupply

    Not the “cheapest test car”…… Man they must have serious capital backing

Derelict Lancia Brought Back From The Dead Thanks To Thornley Kelham

Many would claim it was unsalvageable but not Thornley Kelham.

Is Porsche Planning Panamera Coupe And Convertible?

The rumored two-door Porsches might actually ditch the Panamera moniker and could arrive as early as 2020.

Jaguar Land Rover’s Sales Momentum In USA Is A Priority For The Company

JLR wants to keep growing in the US while trying to find a solution for China, Europe.

Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Launch A “Compelling” Insurance Product

Elon Musk says Tesla will use Autopilot data to help provide competitive insurance prices.

Audi A6 Tries On A Darker Look With New Black Edition Spec

The Audi A6 Black Edition starts from £44,635 and features black trim inside and out.

Porsche’s Panamera Is Celebrating Its 10-Year Anniversary

Porsche launched itself into a brand new market segment roughly 10 years ago with the Panamera.

Lynk & Co Cyan Racing Launches 12-Episode WTCR Documentary

The series will follow the team behind the scenes throughout the 2019 season.

VW Golf R Gets More Power And A Revised Stance From ABT

The German tuner has given the Golf R 345 horsepower, while also making it corner better.

Carlos Ghosn Released On $4.5 Million Bail, But He’s Not Allowed To See His Wife

Following his release from jail, Ghosn will be closely monitored and not allowed to leave the country.

Fiat Argo Gets Crossover-Like Trekking Version In Brazil

The South America-only Argo Trekking is a subcompact all-rounder that starts at just under $15,000.