CARS.COM — The I-Pace, a Tesla-fighting electric vehicle that Jaguar bills as the “world’s most desirable [electric vehicle],” is here at long last. Jaguar revealed the car as a near-production concept at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, promising an on-sale date in the U.S. in the second half of 2018.
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That schedule remains in place. Jaguar says the 2019 I-Pace hits showrooms later this year, and shoppers can place orders with dealers now. Should you line up? That probably depends on the price, which Jaguar will unveil during the I-Pace’s formal debut at next week’s Geneva auto show.
Jaguar released a smorgasbord of information today. Here are the most important tidbits.
Power and Range
With standard all-wheel drive and an electric motor at each axle, the I-Pace makes 394 horsepower and 512 pounds-feet of torque — enough to hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, according to Jaguar. Those numbers are down a bit from the I-Pace Concept, and they’re a bit slower than the current Model S, whose 75D variant hits the mark in the low 4s. But the I-Pace’s 90-kilowatt-hour battery pack gets a Jaguar-estimated range of “up to 240 miles” on a full charge. That’s up 20 miles from what the brand targeted in EPA cycles when the concept arrived.
Final EPA estimates are pending, but if the I-Pace ends up in this ballpark, it would rank on par with the Chevrolet Bolt EV and well ahead of other battery-powered cars in terms of pure range — though still short of the Model S (249 to 335 miles, depending on the variant).