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Jaguar I-Pace named World Car of the Year

The Jaguar I-Pace has been crowned World Car of the Year and is the first model to top three separate categories in the awards.

It was named World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year, as well as picking up the headline title.

This latest win for the I-Pace, awarded at the New York International Auto Show by a panel of 86 motoring journalists from 24 countries, comes just weeks after it claimed the European Car of Year title.

“It is an honour that the Jaguar I-Pace has received these three accolades from the prestigious World Car jurors.

“We started with an ideal, to move towards our Destination Zero vision; zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion. I-Pace is our first step to achieving this, and it was conceived when EVs were little more than a niche choice.

“So we started from a clean sheet of paper to create a new benchmark - the world's best premium electric vehicle, and a true Jaguar driver's car,” said Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO.

The I-Pace has a 90kWh battery and delivers a range of up to 292 miles. It’s capable of charging from 0-80% in just 40 minutes (100kW DC), or takes just over ten hours to achieve the same state of charge when using a domestic wallbox (7kW AC).

More than 1,700 have already been sold in the UK, with prices starting at £60,995.

The Jaguar I-Pace was chosen from an initial entry list of 40 vehicles in the World Car of the Year award category, then a short list of three finalists as announced in Geneva on March 5. The 2019 Top Three in the World finalists for the category were the Audi e-tron, the Jaguar I-Pace and the Volvo S60/V60.

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