As we learned in the livestream of the I-Pace reveal, this electric Jaguar offers 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. It'll do 0-60 mph in a brisk 4.5 seconds. With high and low regenerative braking settings, the driver can choose a more traditional driving feel, or opt for mostly one-pedal driving. Its 90-kWh battery pack offers up to 240 miles of driving range between charges. Jaguar says it can recharge to 80 percent in just 40 minutes on a 100-kW DC fast charger.
With two electric motors, one at the front and one at the rear, the I-Pace is all-wheel-drive, adjusting torque from front to rear as necessary. The vehicle boasts a low center of gravity, as well as a 50:50 weight distribution. Its standard air suspension with available Adaptive Dynamics improves ride and handling. It can also lower the I-Pace for better aerodynamics.
The I-Pace features the Touch Pro Duo infotainment interface shared with the Range Rover Velar. It will also feature an Amazon Alexa Skill to interact with the car, and over-the-air updates to keep the software current.
In addition to the unveiling, Jaguar is also opening up orders for the I-Pace today. Deliveries are expected in the second half of the year. United States pricing will be announced in Geneva.
The I-Pace is a harbinger of things to come. Last fall, the British automaker announced it would electrify all new models — and possibly even some old ones — beginning in 2020. In addition to pure EVs, this electrification strategy will include hybrids and plug-in hybrids.