The battery-electric 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is a landmark moment for the British car maker, with some even saying that it’s as important as the iconic E-Type.
Almost every established automaker is developing their own electric proposals but Jaguar is among the first to offer a long-range premium crossover with an electric powertrain with the I-Pace.
Power comes from a duo of electric motors, each mounted on the front and rear axles, for a combined output of 395hp (400PS) and 513lb-ft (696Nm) of torque. That’s plenty of poke, with Jaguar claiming a 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.8) and a top speed of 124mph (200km/h), but the most important figure for an EV is that of the driving range.
In the US market EPA estimates that the Jaguar I-Pace is capable of covering 240 miles on a full charge while in Europe that goes up to 298 miles/475km on the latest WLTP cycle. Use a home charger and the I-Pace will take 10 hours to charge up to 80 percent while a 100kW fast charger will replenish the 90kWh battery pack to the same percentage in 40 minutes.
These figures are more than reassuring – if you have easy access to a charging network during your daily commute. It’s true that the Jaguar I-Pace will not fit in everyone’s lives as some might find more difficulties in running an electric vehicle than others.
Those who can live with a Jaguar I-Pace however will find that the British car maker’s first series-production EV offers a dynamic drive that matches its attractive styling. They will also find a spacious interior with plenty of head- and leg-room, despite the low roofline and thanks to Jaguar’s clever packaging. Boot volume is rated at 656lt at the back and 27lt at the front.
In addition, the 2019 I-Pace is the first Jaguar that comes with over-the-air updates for the infotainment, telematics and battery energy control software, just like that other electric car company.
The new Jaguar I-Pace is priced from $70,495 before any federal and local government incentives in the US and from £63,495 in the UK, excluding government incentives.