Waymo Takes Delivery Of First Three Jaguar I-Pace SUVs – 19,997 Still To Go

Waymo has just taken delivery of its first three all-electric I-Pace crossovers that are set to become part of its huge self-driving fleet.

These initial units have yet to be equipped with the self-driving company’s suite of autonomous hardware and software technologies. Speaking to Tech Crunch, Waymo said it is currently testing the vehicles on local streets to generate self-driving design requirements and develop durability tests.

In March, Waymo announced a strategic partnership with Jaguar Land Rover to use the all-electric I-Pace in its upcoming fleet of autonomous taxis. Waymo ordered an impressive 20,000 I-Pace vehicles from JLR and will roll them out as part of its driverless fleet in 2020.

After the Tesla Model X, the Jaguar I-Pace is the first premium all-electric crossover to hit the market, beating out German rivals like BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz and rocketing the British marque to the forefront of EV technology.

The I-Pace is offered in a single variant fitted with two electric motors, one at the front and one at the rear. All up, the crossover deliveries 395 hp and 513 lb-ft of torque, enough to send the car to 60 mph (96 km/h) in a respectable 4.5 seconds and a 124 mph (200 km/h) top speed.

In the U.S., the EPA estimates the I-Pace can cover 240 miles on a single charge. In Europe, the range under the WLTP cycle sits at 298 miles (475 km). A 100kW fast charger allows the I-Pace’s battery to be replenished to 80 per cent in roughly 40 minutes. It takes 10 hours to top the battery up to the same percentage using a standard home charger.

  • Harry Nimmergut

    Now, not only do we have to worry about autonomous vehicles themselves, NOW we have to worry about autonomous vehicles with reliability problems, aside from the autonomous equipment. JLR has a very spotty reliability record. Way to go, Waymo. Hopefully, they’ll never see an open road.

    • Bo Hanan

      And its ugly too. Why wasn’t this a better looking car!
      Is it round? Is it angular? Where ya going with this JAG?

    • Dude

      They do for ICE cars, but I don’t see why that’d transfer to electric cars

      • Dude[Check JoinDate InProfile]

        Oh, I see where you’re coming from. Disregard.

  • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

    Can’t wait to see these in action. They are vastly more desirable than anything Musk’s fantasy project is churning out.

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