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Jaguar Officially Introduces Hot New All-Electric I-PACE SUV (& Includes A Tesla Model X Cameo In Race Video)

That’s it. The long wait for Jaguar’s electric i-Pace SUV is now over. We officially know what it is, what it looks like, what it will do, and when.

That’s it. The long wait for Jaguar’s electric I-PACE SUV is now over. We officially know what it is, what it looks like, what it will do, and when.

Jaguar Delivers on Its Electric I-PACE SUV

Jaguar Electric i-Pace SUV

The goodies first: the electric Jaguar I-PACE boasts 240 miles of range, a 0 to 60 mph time in under 5 seconds, an 80% charge from depleted in 40 minutes, which means a 15-minute break could give it an extra 62 miles. With the perfect weight distribution of 50/50 split between the back and front of the vehicle, the battery packs power both the front and back electric motors, making it an all-wheel-drive vehicle.

Since it’s a Jaguar, we can expect a little more. In many ways, the I-PACE [official Jaguar page there] screams Tesla Model X competition with its 90 kWh battery pack. The I-PACE is fully connected and accessible through a mobile app that gives you all types of information, including its charge status of course. Jaguar wisely chose the over-the-air (OTA) way of delivering its updates, much like Tesla does. That’s in high demand with customers, CleanTechnica research has shown.

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As far as the interior, Jaguar boosted the I-PACE with infotainment touchscreens, but didn’t neglect to include physical controls, just in case. This electric SUV has a lot of cargo space also. Jaguar didn’t disappoint in this department, with a claimed interior volume of nearly 400 gallons.

Racing EVs to Get the Public Onboard

Jaguar Electric i-Pace SUV

Two EVs that are helping raise awareness around EVs are the Tesla Model S that will be raced in the Electric GT Championship and the Jaguar I-PACE that will also be raced.

Both are helping introduce how tomorrow’s car races will look — electric, silent, and quick.

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As far as the road version of the I-PACE, it will come in three flavors, S, SE, and HSE. The differences are bigger wheels for the last two and more premium packages.

Making Sense of the Jaguar I-PACE

Pre-orders for the Jaguar I-PACE start now — well, a few hours ago. Deliveries are expected to start around the second half of 2018. We’ll have to wait next for the Geneva Motor Show for more information — a reporter will be on the ground for us to see if he can dig up any more details or nice shots of the electric SUV.

There you go, that should tide you over for a little bit. If you want to go ahead and reserve an I-PACE as a normal reservation or a “First Edition,” head over to its webpage.

In the meantime, you can follow the Jaguar I-PACE on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Jaguar Electric i-Pace SUV.

 
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Nicolas was born and raised around classic cars of the 1920s, but it wasn't until he drove an AC Propulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Ever since he has produced green mobility content on various CleanTech outlets since 2007 and found his home on CleanTechnica. He grew up in an international environment and his communication passion led to cover electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets in print and online. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he has forged in those industries. His favorite taglines are: "There are more solutions than obstacles." and "Yesterday's Future Now"

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