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Jaguar I-Pace Concept

Jaguar I-Pace electric car revealed: set for 2018 launch

Jaguar has become the latest manufacturer to reveal an electric vehicle, in the form of the Jaguar I-Pace concept.

The automaker is touting some impressive figures for the five-seater crossover car as well. For starters, there’s a 90kWh battery pack driving two electric motors (giving 700Nm of torque) and a 0-60mph figure of around four seconds.

However, the range and charging time is rather intriguing as well.

“With over 500km range on the NEDC cycle, the average user could charge just once a week. Charging is easy and quick, with 80 percent charge achieved in 90 minutes and 100 percent in just over two hours using 50kW DC charging,” the company added in a press release.

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar added that its burgeoning Formula E programme has been quite a help for the car.

“The investment in the Formula E racing programme provides a real-world performance testbed for EV technology in a high-performance environment,” the company explained.

“Technology transfer in Formula E is significantly quicker than in other racing series. For instance, both the I-Pace Concept and the I-Type Formula E car use permanent magnetic electric motors and pouch battery cell technology

Can’t wait to get your hands on one? Well, the automaker confirmed a 2018 launch, but precise details are still scant at this stage.


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