Ice cool I-Pace leads Jaguar's electric charge

James Marshall
January 31, 2018

It also looks like it will be priced like a Tesla too, with i-Pace prices starting at £72k and heading up according to Jaguar in the Netherlands, although a smaller battery pack version could bring that down to the £60k starting point we'd expected.

Order books for the highly anticipated electric Jaguar I-Pace are set to open on 1 March following a global premiere at the Geneva Motor Show.

Undergoing 1.5 million miles and 11,000 hours of component testing, final winter testing have been taking place in Sweden, where the car's all-wheel-drive performance was tested in Arctic conditions of as little as -40°C.

Jaguar says the I-Pace will be the ideal everyday vehicle "whether on the school run, daily commute or even coping in sub-zero temperatures". It can be set up using an app, and can be scheduled - along with preferred charging times - to make living with the vehicle as effortless as possible. Previous estimates for the concept was 90-minutes.

Set to debut at the Geneva motor show, Jaguar has made a decision to demonstrate the I-Pace's ability to deal with the arctic conditions of nations like Sweden, with temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius in the region. Capable of charging in 45 minutes* and with sports auto performance and SUV practicality, the I-PACE will be the flawless every day vehicle - whether on the school run, daily commute or even coping with sub-zero temperatures.

The new Jaguar i-Pace electric SUV will be able to fast charge to 80 per cent in 45 minutes say Jaguar as they cold weather test the i-Pace in Sweden.

The I-Pace is now undergoing final testing in Arjeplog, Sweden, with potential customers taking to the wheel in Sweden.

The camouflaged vehicle was being weather tested to see how the auto performed and how it handled on the snow and ice.

"Not only will the I-PACE charge quickly enough for our customers to carry out their everyday lives, it will offer powerful and precise performance in a variety of conditions and climactic extremes".

With supercar looks, sports auto performance and SUV space all in one electric package, Jaguar promises to rip up the rule book when it comes to what drivers expect from an electric vehicle.

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