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. While Tesla may be the premier electric vehicle (EV) company, Jaguar is definitely gaining ground as they are offering many features in their own I-PACE that could compete with Tesla’s EVs. #automagic
The I-PACE will offer connected controls viewable in a mobile app. They are also going to offer over-the-air car updates, another one of Tesla’s highlights. The I-PACE will be the first Jaguar to connect to Alexa, giving you voice command functionality for tasks like asking about your car’s battery levels and status.
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.
“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, technology that is sure to excite electric car enthusiasts.
If these features aren’t enough, even more astounding is the video above which shows the Jaguar I-PACE winning 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.
Right now 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. US and other country pricing is not yet available.