Jaguar just presented the I-PACE, its first all-electric SUV with a range of 298 miles and capable of reaching 0 to 60 mph in under five seconds. Not enough? Jaguar is gaining ground on Tesla not just by announcing an electric SUV, but also by offering connected controls viewable in a phone mobile app.
There are also going to be over-the-air car updates, another one of Tesla’s highlights. The I-Pace will be the first Jaguar to connect to Alexa, so you’ll be able to ask Alexa devices for information on your car’s battery levels and status.
But forget about all that for a second and watch the video above. The Jaguar I-Pace EV wins a drag race against both Tesla Model X versions, the 75D and the 100D. Behind the wheel of the I-Pace is Mitch Evans from Panasonic Jaguar Racing, while the Teslas are driven by former IndyCar champion Tony Kanaan.
Now let’s see what the I-Pace has in store for electric car enthusiasts.
“I‑PACE is propelled by two permanent magnet synchronous electric motors. Similar to the technology found in the I‑TYPE Formula E racing car, these motors generate 400PS and 696Nm of torque,” states the official page.
As for what’s greeting you behind the wheel, the electric SUV comes with the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system. It’s comprised of a 10-inch touchscreen in the dashboard and a lower 5-inch touchscreen with multifunctional dials. There’s also a 4G WiFi hotspot and up to 6 USB ports.
Right now the only pricing known is for the UK, where the base I-Pace starts at £58,995 (with the £4,500 government grant for electric-car purchasers) and goes up to £76,900 for the First Edition. Preorders are already open, but there’s no delivery date yet.