To the Geneva Motor Show in 2018, Jaguar produced a production version of its first electric car, called I-Pace. The conceptual version of the latter was first shown a year and a half ago at the auto show in Los Angeles.
The new Jaguar I-Pace (photo and price) is a compact crossover with two electric motors, and its key competitor for the time being is the Tesla Model X. At the same time, very soon all-electric cars will be presented by Audi and Mercedes.
Packages and prices
The production of the model was established at the Magna Steyr plant in Austria, where they also produce the younger E-Pace, the car sales are scheduled for the fall of 2018, but the exact cost is not yet known. In the UK, the machine is offered in S, SE, HSE and First Edition, the minimum price is 63,495 pounds sterling.
For comparison, for the Model X in England, ask for a minimum of £ 70,500, and still, there is a tax subsidy of 4,500 pounds for people purchasing a new electric vehicle. Now we will understand the technical characteristics of I-Pace, which turned out to be quite a decent level.
The crossover was based on a new aluminum platform, in the structure of which lithium-ion batteries with the capacity of 90 kWh are integrated. At the same time, the steering and suspension (a double-lug is used from the front and a multi-link system with an “integral” lower arm at the rear) are borrowed from the related Range Rover Velar.
On each axis, there are 200 strong synchronous motors, which in total give out 400 hp. and 696 Nm of torque, available from the very start. As a result, to accelerate from zero to a hundred four-wheel-drive Jaguar ay-Pace 2018-2019 with a mass of 2,100 kg spends 4.8 seconds, the maximum speed is not specified.
Moreover, against the above-mentioned British Tesla in an ideal weight distribution in a ratio of 50:50, a lower center of gravity (130 mm lower than F-Pace), as well as configured chassis. And now find out how much battery power is enough.
The manufacturer claims a power reserve for the WLTP cycle at 480 kilometers, but in real conditions, it is worth to expect about 350-400 km. To recharge up to 80% on a fast station with a capacity of 100 kW will take about 40 minutes, and on the more common in Europe 50-kilowatt – about 85 minutes. Stand at the home outlet (7 kW) is already 10 hours.
It will be important to note the representatives of the company that they tested I-Pace in conditions of 40-degree frost, in which the electric-rotor was completely viable, although how much the power reserve falls at such temperatures is not specified. We can assume that the car will run two hundred kilometers.