Charging confirmed for new all-electric I-Pace
- Author: Terrell Bush Feb 01, 2018,
Feb 01, 2018, 0:23
What we know so far is that the I-Pace is developed ground-up while its powertrain is developed closely with Jaguar's Formula E team. Ahead of the I-Pace's long-awaited premiere, the Tata Motors-owned marque has chose to drop new details to ease the wait and get more people excited about the first Jag to come without a combustion engine.
That lets the first-ever electric Jaguar sit on the footprint of a compact crossover, the company has said, but offer cabin volume closer to that of a mid-size SUV-though it won't have a third-row seat.
The I-Pace will be revealed in a live global broadcast on March 1, and will go on to make its public premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6.
Jaguar has yet to reveal all of the details, but the initial concept touted a 220-mile range and 400 horsepower, but that may have also changed since the last update.
The I-Pace is now undergoing final testing in Arjeplog, Sweden, with potential customers taking to the wheel in Sweden.
Aimed at taking on the likes of Tesla's Model X as well as petrol-powered SUVs like the Audi Q7, Jaguar promises a range of up to 310 miles, and batteries capable of recharging to 80% capacity in 45 minutes.
The I-PACE was earlier tested in temperatures as low as -40°C.
Pretty much everything about the all-electric crossover/ SUV hasn't been a secret for a long time as Jaguar chose to preview it via a very similar concept before testing the lightly camouflaged prototype in broad daylight and even releasing official photos of the wrapped vehicle. That should be good for a zero-to-100 km/h time of 4.0 seconds. This ensures better range, performance, and comfort than if the battery had just been sitting out in the cold for hours.
Tesla will soon have one more competitor to worry about.
One challenge with EVs in cold weather is the temperature of the battery.
The state-of-the-art electric motors and 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack were designed in-house by Jaguar Land Rover to give the best possible performance and range for most daily journeys.