Jaguar has unveiled its first fully electric vehicle during a live global broadcast in Graz, Austria.
The British carmaker had previously announced plans to enter the electric car market and had presented a concept car version of the I-PACE back in 2016. (Last year the company re-launched the iconic E-type 1968 completed with an electric engine. )
This time Jaguar presented the production version of the I-PACE.
“We set out with a clean sheet approach to harness new battery electric technology with an architecture engineered from the outset to optimise EV performance, aerodynamics and interior space", said Jaguar Vehicle Line Director Ian Hoban.
What you need to know about the Jaguar I-PACE
With a 90kWh Lithium-ion battery, the I-PACE delivers a range of 480km
Home charging will take 12 hours from 0 to 100%, using a 100kW DC charger owners can achieve a 0-80 percent battery charge in 45 minutes
There are two electric motors, one on the front axle and one on the rear
Electrification has not hurt its sporting performance, launching the I-PACE from a standing start to 100 km/h takes 4.8 seconds.
Aerodynamic features include a low hood, sweeping roofline and squared-off rear
The four-wheel drive can be switched to two-wheel drive
Inside there is a combination of touchscreens, capacitive sensors and tactile physical controls, called the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system
Artificial intelligence technology is built in
It takes 8 hours to build the car in the fully automatized factory
It's available to order immediately