Jaguar has driven its first electric vehicle – the Jaguar I-Pace – onto the streets for the first time.
Driving on the streets of London’s Olympic Park, the electric performance SUV concept previews Jaguar’s first electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-Pace, which will be revealed in late 2017 and will be on the road in the second half of 2018.
“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.
“Driving the concept on the streets is really important for the design team. It’s very special to put the car outside and in the real-world. You can see the true value of the I-Pace’s dramatic silhouette and powerful proportions when you see it on the road, against other cars. The I-Pace Concept represents the next generation of battery electric vehicle design. For me, the future of motoring has arrived,” said Ian Callum, Jaguar's director of design.
The I-Pace will be a long-distance all-wheel-drive sprinter with 400PS and 700Nm of torque. It will accelerate to 60mph in around four seconds, with a range of more than 300 miles. Charging is easy and quick, with 80% charge achieved in 90 minutes.