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07 March, 2018, 11:54
While the figures aren't drastically different, the price signals to Tesla that its time as the sole competitor in the segment has come to an end, as the smaller, more agile crossover brings luxury electrified performance to those on tighter budgets - and those who aren't ready to wait 2 months for their vehicle to be delivered.
Jaguar Land Rover has priced its first all-electric vehicle, a sporty looking 2019 I-PACE crossover sport utility vehicle, at $69,500 in the USA market, a base cost that puts it $10,000 below the standard Tesla Model X.
The electric motors form an all-wheel-drive system and offer enough squirt-394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque-to get the I-Pace moving from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. That lives up to the performance level a customer expects from Jaguar - not to mention being a match for the straight-line speed of Tesla's offerings at this price range. The Model X, on the other hand, can be configured with up to seven seats. The I-Pace is rated at a 240-mile range when fully charged, Jaguar says.
Plugging in at home does require more patience, however.
The Model X will finally have some company in the lonely segment when the I-Pace arrives in the second half of 2018. EPA range figures for the I-Pace are pending.
The First Edition model is pretty much the upper limit of I-Pace pricing, and comes fitted with all those safety features, along with a full leather interior, 20-inch alloy wheels, a 15-speaker Meridian surround sound stereo, and premium LED headlights. Buyers receive a guarantee on the battery for 8 years or 100,000 miles. It looks like the British carmaker is going all-in on electric. The 2019 I-Pace is priced at $70,495 with the destination fees, before you apply any federal or state tax incentives.