Elec­tric I-Pace brings high-volt­age per­for­mance

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - FRONT PAGE -

THE F-PACE is al­ready a hit, thanks to Jaguar qual­ity and style for a price that is thou­sands of pounds less than a Range Rover.

So, what can we ex­pect from the I-Pace, Jaguar’s first elec­tric ve­hi­cle, which is now be­ing tested on Bri­tain’s roads for the first time?

It is be­ing put through its paces on the streets of the Olympic Park ahead of its launch in the UK in 2018.

We al­ready know it will be un­like any pre­vi­ous elec­tric car, with a zero to 60mph sprint time of 4.0 sec­onds and a range of more than 300 miles.

So much for range anx­i­ety. And so much for elec­tric cars be­ing bought by staid types.

It will be pow­ered by a 90kWh lithium-ion bat­tery and charg­ing is easy and quick, with 80 per cent ca­pac­ity achieved in 90 min­utes.

Ian Cal­lum, Di­rec­tor of De­sign, Jaguar, said: “The feed­back on the I-PACE Con­cept has been fan­tas­tic.

“With the I-PACE Con­cept we’ve torn up the rule book to cre­ate a ve­hi­cle with su­per­car in­spired aes­thet­ics, sports car per­for­mance and SUV space, in one elec­tric pack­age.

“It has sur­prised peo­ple and the en­thu­si­asm for our first elec­tric ve­hi­cle has been beyond all my ex­pec­ta­tions.”

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