Jaguar i-Pace production model made its debut at 2018 Geneva Motor Show and the battery pack for i-Pace is developed by in-house engineers
Jaguar officially showcased its first EV i-Pace at the 2018 Chengdu Motor Show. The British manufacturer revealed Jaguar i-Pace concept in L.A in 2016 and the company promised that production model will reach within two years time, but the project was fast-tracked and the i-Pace production model made its debut at 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
The battery pack for Jaguar i-Pace is developed by in-house engineers of Jaguar and it is known as ‘electric skateboard’ that integrates the battery into the structure for 50:50 weight distribution. The company has given one electric motor each for front and rear axles as power come from 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The combined output from two electric motors is 398 hp and 696 Nm of torque. The electric motors are connected via single-speed epicycle transmission. The instant torque output propels i-Pace from 0-100 kph in just 4.5 sec and top speed is 200 kph. The range is 485 km and it can be topped up in 12 hours using standard charger.
Jaguar i-Pace takes just 40 minutes for the battery to reach 80 percent using DC quick charger. To keep a low centre of gravity batteries are low mounted between axles as it improves handling also. The Jaguar i-Pace measures 4,680 mm long, 1,890 mm wide and 1,560 mm tall.
The company has increased wheelbase by 116 mm compared to F-Pace and just 30 mm shorter than XF. The production model carries forward the same design of concept as the front get signature Jaguar grille and small LED headlamps with integrated DRLs. The company has also given air-curtain on the front bumper to reduce drag.
The interior is not different from other Jaguar cars as theJaguar i-Pace get digital instrument cluster. Like Velar, everything is controlled via two touch screen in the centre console. The i-Pace also comes with hydrophobic glass coating at the rear. Jaguar is yet to confirm whether the futuristic EV will come to India or not.