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Jaguar: Fast-charging ice cool I-pace

Jaguar: Fast-charging ice cool I-pace Jaguar: Fast-charging ice cool I-pace
Sherri Watson | 01 February, 2018, 02:05

The interior of the I-Pace concept is finished with premium materials and an unwavering attention to detail - from the expansive panoramic glass roof to the sporting, beautifully finished seats - while digitally it offers two touch screens to provide information as well as limit distraction and improve the driving experience.

Jaguar has today also confirmed the I-PACE, which is around the same size as its F-PACE SUV, will bring "rapid charging and rapid performance".

Jaguar will reveal the production I-Pace electric crossover in a live global broadcast on March 1, the same day that order books open.

The all-electric I-Pace is set to go on sale in the United Kingdom from March 1.

Further details around pricing and specifications for our market will likely come around the Geneva show, and in the lead-up to the I-Pace's local launch. The company finally announced a reveal date of March 1.

Rigorously tested across extremes of terrain and temperature, the I-Pace has been taming the Arctic at Jaguar Land Rover's cold weather test facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, at temperatures as low as -40°C. Maximum power will be somewhere around 300kW, with around 700Nm of torque on tap, helping to provide a 0-100km/h sprint in about 4-5 seconds. That might be because in addition to running barely camouflaged production models around for months, the company has even announced a one-make race series with the vehicle before we've seen the revealed production model.

Winter-weather besting is particularly important for battery-electric vehicles because cold temperatures can substantially limit the battery's ability to deliver power. The I-PACE will be Jaguar's first all-electric production auto, and has recently been undergoing Arctic testing to make sure its performance is up to scratch in ice and snow.

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.