Tuesday 11 December 2018

Jaguar I-Pace set for final tests ahead of reveal

DUBAI, December 11, 2017

Jaguar has unveiled a production prototype of its electric vehicle I-Pace for final range and durability tests ahead of its official global reveal in 2018.

Thousands of potential customers have pressed the ‘I want one’ button on jaguar.com to place a deposit or register a strong interest in the hotly anticipated electric SUV, a statement said.

A few have been chosen to accompany Jaguar's engineers as prototype vehicles complete final validation tests.   Order books officially open in March.

Ann Voyer from Pasadena asked Jaguar if the I-Pace would have enough range to complete her favourite road trip along California's West Coast. To answer her question, Jaguar engineers took her on a long-distance range test – on one charge only.  The I-Pace production prototype drove 200 miles from Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, to Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, on a single charge of its advanced Lithium-Ion battery.

Ian Hoban, Jaguar Vehicle Line director, said: “After 1.5 million global test miles, the I-Pace is ready for production and is proven to deliver long distances on a single charge. Jaguar's first battery electric vehicle will also be fast to charge; our target is a zero to 80 per cent charge being achievable in a short break."

Full specification and pricing for Jaguar's electric performance SUV will be announced in March 2018 when order books will officially open. – TradeArabia News Service


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