Jaguar’s all-electric I-Pace will promise both rapid charging and rapid performance when it goes on sale on 1 March. Capable of charging from zero to 80 per cent using a DC 100kW charger in less than 45 minutes and with sportscar performance and SUV practicality, the I-Pace will be the perfect every day car — whether on the school run, daily commute or even coping with sub-zero temperatures.
Rigorously tested across extremes of terrain and temperature, the 395bhp I-Pace has tamed the Arctic at Jaguar Land Rover’s cold weather test facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, at temperatures as low as -40°C.
Customers will be able to use mains power to prepare the car’s battery and cabin temperature ahead of a journey. Pre-conditioning the car ensures maximum range, performance and comfort whether temperatures are freezing cold or extremely hot. Setting up preferred charging times and pre-conditioning schedules can be done from either the on-board InControl system, or the Remote smartphone APP, and is as easy as setting an alarm. The Jaguar I-Pace will be revealed in a live global broadcast on 19:00 CET on 1 March 2018, and will go on to make its public premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on 6 March 2018.
Meanwhile, Panasonic Jaguar Racing marked a new chapter in ABB FIA Formula E history when Chile hosted the all-electric street racing series for the first time in Santiago and in the process helped to promote electric vehicles in South America.