First Reviews Of Jaguar’s Electric I-Pace Land, Sounds Like Tesla Should Worry

The day that an old-school car manufacturer offers an electric crossover to go against Tesla has finally come and that car is the new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace.

Jaguar managed to beat the Germans into the EV market with the I-Pace, which manages to blend rather successfully the necessary SUV shape with the dynamic lines of a sportier car.

Ian Callum took advantage of the freedom provided by having an electric powertrain and created a car that doesn’t look awkward and unnecessarily futuristic, giving valuable points to the I-Pace from the get-go.

Underneath its curvy bodywork, the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace uses a pair of electric motors mounted on each axle for a combined output of 395hp (400PS) and 513lb-ft (696Nm) of torque. A 90kWh battery pack is providing enough juice for a total driving range of 240 miles (EPA) or 298 miles/475km (WLTP), depending on which side of the pond you live in.

That’s enough power to send the I-Pace from 0 to 60mph (97km/h) in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 124mph (200km/h). Plug it to a home charger and it’ll take 10 hours to charge up to 80 percent but if you have access to a 100kW fast charger, then this drops to 45 minutes.

In addition, the new Jaguar I-Pace is cheaper than the physically bigger Tesla Model X in the US, as it’s priced from $70,495 before any federal and local government incentives. There’s a lot going on for the market’s latest electric SUV and if you want to dig deeper, we’ve gathered the first driving impressions from Top Gear, Autocar and Edmunds on the playlist linked below.

  • Moveon Libtards
  • TheBelltower

    Love it! It’s not a competitor to the Model X. But Jaguar definitely got a jump on the Model Y, which won’t even be out for years.

    • S3XY

      Lol

  • S3XY

    Tesla isn’t worried with over 10,000 Supercharger Stalls. I’d be worried when I’m running low and the Tesla driving by me pulls into a Supercharger and I have to go find one of those DC fast chargers which charge slower than a Supercharger and if there isn’t one then have to settle for 220 which will be even slower.

    Having a compelling electric car is one thing, having the charging infrastructure set up is a complete other thing.

    Jaguar sort of has 1 thing, so far. But you need to have it all.

    • Spyder Hole Fantome

      I’m sure it’s not going to be a big deal for existing gas stations to install charging stations when it’s economically feasible. Until then, perhaps Tesla has an edge, but only for long haul trips, which most people don’t do in EVs.

      • They do in Teslas. That’s the whole point. Even though most people only commute 20-30 km’s per day, they want EV’s to have long range. The I-Pace is only capable to charge with 100kWh chargers, hence it’s never going to be a road trip car. We will have to wait for the next version I believe, great effort nevertheless.

      • Status

        Why charge at gas staions? Charge at home when you’re done driving for the day.

  • S3XY

    Oh god. Not only does it have a fake grill but I just noticed in the video that while it’s accelerating it has a noise generator that sounds like a combustion engine going through gear shifts

    What the f**k is that sh*t??????

    • Matt

      It doesn’t sound like a combustion engine at all, it’s more like a ‘warp drive’ effect. And it can be turned off.

    • iea96

      Oh uh fanboy alert! It’s okay when your Tesla’s navigation shows you’re driving on the surface of Mars, does a dance with its doors and flashing lights but apparently this optional noise generator is outrageous? Gotta look for something better to pick on.

  • Better looking? Yes. Useless for traveling? Yes.

    UK only has 50kWh “rapid” chargers that will take over 80 mins to continue your trip, versus third as much in a Tesla with their 150kWh charging infrastructure all over Europe (including the UK). Even is UK started installing 100kWh chargers which is the max the I-Pace can take, they would still have a disadvantage. Such a pity to reduce this car to city commuting and shorter trips.

    • haudit

      300 miles isn’t a short trip in the UK. It’s half the length of the country.

      • I’m aware, but at motorway speeds (70mph) it will be less than 200 miles, and you will not want to miss a charger so you might stop with 50 miles of range left to charge, especially if you are on a round-trip. Then your only option is to wait for the bloody slow 50kWh chargers to do their job, and see Teslas coming and going in the meantime. That’s not cool.

  • dumblikeyou2

    Haha, Tesla has nothing to worry about.

  • Bo Hanan

    The very definition of a hot mess.

  • Six_Tymes

    EV’s burning COAL like crazy… I wish I bought Coal stocks before the EV crazy started, during the coal stock slump from 2008-15ish. This is a Great looking car, inside and out, wish i could afford it.

  • Six_Tymes

    good point

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