The All-New Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV

by Mike Hunter

Built from the ground up, the 2019 Jaguar IPACE is a pure Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV). Thrilling to look at and drive.

The IPACE is propelled by two permanent magnet synchronous electric motors. Like the technology found in the ITYPE Formula E racing car, these motors generate 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. Instant torque and All Wheel Drive traction gives the IPACE the acceleration of a sports car. It reaches 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. There are five full seats, innovative storage, a substantial rear cargo space of more than 25.3 cubic feet and 0.95 cubic feet in the front storage compartment.

The IPACE has a compact footprint from the outside but exceptional space within. It is a distinctively elegant SUV in a sporty and sleek look, with a stance that is empowering and “electric.” The retractable, flush door handles and curved roofline give a sense of the far-out future of design and features for an SUV. The sliver-thin LED headlights give an illumination that impresses day and night. 

The interior is spacious. With no engine or transmission tunnel through the middle of the vehicle, it allows for more leg room and knees for rear passengers. The sleek, low instrument panel is easily seen despite being minimized, making for a simple dashboard. The form-fitting seats are plush leather with twin-needle stitching, giving a sporty, slim and comfortable look. Acoustic-laminated glass insulates traffic sounds for a quiet and peaceful ride. True Jaguar luxury is felt in this well-designed cabin.

The 90-kWh battery of the IPACE is made up of high-energy density, lithium-ion pouch cells. Its design and state-of-the-art thermal management system support longevity and periods of sustained maximum power. One full charge provides a range of up to 234 miles. With a 50 kW DC rapid charger — the kind found at most public charging stations — the I-PACE can achieve a 0-80 percent charge in 85 minutes.

Jaguar partnered with Qmerit to help with resources for installation of the EV charger for the Jaguar IPACE. Qmerit provides easy access to a network of easy access, certified local installers to manage the installation of a ChargePoint home EV charger certified by Jaguar to get it right so that the car owner’s home charging station keeps his or her IPACE running.

Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV
Battery: 90 kWh
Battery range: up to 234 miles/full charge
0-60 mph: 4.5 sec
MSRP: $69,500

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