I-Pace is the first pure electric model from Jaguar; every new model will be electrified from 2020 onwards
Jaguar’s future electric cars could come underpinned by the same platform as the I-Pace. The British marquee has already cleared its strategy to electrify every single new model from 2020. This means the new jaguar fleet will be full of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric models. The I-Pace being the first zero emission pure electric model from the brand, could ensure more EVs rolled out by the automaker using the same architecture.
Jaguar has not designed the I-Pace platform to underpin any sedan, coupe or sportscar. In that case, we are likely to see the introduction of more electric powered SUVs in near future. Considering the fact that Jaguar has earned pretty good response from the buyers with its SUV F-Pace, Jaguar could consider more models in the segment. Also, the growing demands for SUVs are another reason that could drive the British automaker to work on more electric powered SUVs.
Interestingly, there are other possibilities as well. Jaguar could introduce a new platform that will be suitable for futuristic electric powered sedan, coupe or sportscar. Meanwhile, Jaguar’s sibling Land Rover is currently focusing on plug-in hybrid models instead of fully electric cars.
As we reported earlier, Jaguar started production of its I-Pace model in Austria in September. The car is ready to go on sale in late this year. Jaguar claimed that this car will deliver performance like the F-type R sportscar with around 500 km of impressive running range.
Jaguar targets models like Tesla Model X, Audi e-Tron SUV and Mercedes-Benz EQ SUV with this I-Pace. Jaguar claims that this car has been designed with 50:50 weigh distribution for front and rear. It gets energy from a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack combined with two electric motors fitted to each axle. Combined the electric powertrain is capable of churning out 400 hp of peak power and 700 Nm of peak torque.
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Source: Detroit Beureau