Were the Model 3 to lose this one, Musk might as well book a rocket for one to Mars, because its entire remit is to bring the price of an electric car within reach of us all. UK prices are yet to be confirmed, because UK cars are yet to be built, but a starting point of $35,000 translates to £26,264; that’s less than the most pov-spec 318i. The I-Pace begins at £58,995 after the £4,500 Goverment grant. Needless to say, these are both very much starting points; you will want the longer-range battery and autopilot on the Model 3, and bigger wheels and decent seats on the
Jag... and and and. At final calculations, our test cars cost $57,000 (£42,773) and £80,860 all in.
Then there’s running them. Slap on the wrists for Tesla because using superchargers is no longer free for Model 3 owners, but the holiday had to end some time. There are cheaper EVs, but none with the tech geek appeal and performance of the 3. A last-gasp equaliser then... 3:3. Fair result, and, just like that, EV buyers are spoilt for choice.