The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace won’t get quite the battery range that the British luxury brand touted when we drove the low-slung electric SUV in July, but it’s close enough that shoppers probably won’t care. Jaguar says the I-Pace will have an EPA-rated 234 miles of electric range. That’s a stone’s throw from the 240 miles officials estimated would come from the all-new car’s 90-kilowatt-hour battery pack.
The figure closely trails the minimum range for the Tesla Model X — the only other all-electric luxury SUV on the market, though it’s considerably larger. The Model X ranges from 238 to 295 miles of driving range depending on which battery you get. Still, the number puts the I-Pace among only a handful of electric cars, luxury or not, that punch above 200 miles in EPA-estimated range. The Chevrolet Bolt EV has been on sale for 22 months with 238 miles’ EPA range. Hyundai announced in August that an all-electric version of the Kona SUV would get 258 miles by EPA estimates. Tesla, meanwhile, has three cars that beat the mark — two of which, with optional longer-range batteries, crack the 300-mile barrier.
The I-Pace’s numbers appeared on Jaguar’s consumer site. Spokesman Nathan Hoyt confirmed them to Cars.com but noted that the EPA had yet to post them on its website. Hoyt also noted mpg-equivalent ratings for the I-Pace of 80/72/76 mpg-e city/highway/combined. Asked about the news, an EPA official didn’t immediately confirm Jaguar’s numbers.
Hitting dealers now, the I-Pace offers one single-spec battery. However, unlike some plug-in cars sold only in a handful of EV-friendly states, it will retail nationwide.
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