Jaguar I-Pace completes final tests ahead of official reveal

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Words: Nile Bijoux
8 Dec 2017

Jaguar’s fully electric SUV has completed final range and durability testing in California before its 2018 debut.

Over 200 production prototypes have completed 11,000 hours of testing, travelling 2.4 million kilometres to get to this stage, with a few potential customers joining the final validation tests.

One range test included driving over 320km on a single charge, demonstrating the I-Pace is ready to tackle the needs of urban and extra-urban customers.

Ian Hoban, Jaguar Vehicle Line Director, said: "After 1.5 million global test miles, the I-PACE is ready for production and is proven to deliver long distances on a single charge. Jaguar's first battery electric vehicle will also be fast to charge." That’s thanks to a 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack which can be replenished using 50kW fast chargers.

The SUV is expected to feature all-wheel drive via two motors, each of which delivers 147kW and 350Nm. Total output is therefore double that. Performance stats include a 0-100 time of around four seconds.

Full pricing and official specifications for the I-Pace will be announced in early 2018.


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