Jaguar I-Pace tested in Los Angeles ahead of 2018 reveal
By: +David Herron; Date: December 6, 2017
Jaguar shows off the all-electric I-Pace SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The car will be available in production in early 2018, with more details in March 2018.
- Jaguar I-PACE enters final validation testing ahead of global reveal in early 2018
- Pricing and specifications will be announced in March 2018
- More than 200 production prototypes have completed 1.5 million miles and 11,000 hours of testing
- Watch the I-PACE complete West Coast road trip from Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA to Morro Bay, CA here https://youtu.be/XB9Y_3tLKLg
(LOS ANGELES) – December 5, 2017 – One year after its first showing at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Jaguar I-PACE Concept returned to the city as a production prototype for its final range and durability tests ahead of its global reveal and start of sale in 2018.
Thousands of potential customers around the world have pressed the ‘I want one’ button on www.jaguar.com to register their interest for the hotly anticipated electric SUV. Not only will these customers be at the front of the queue when order books officially open globally in March, but a lucky few have been chosen to accompany Jaguar's engineers as prototype vehicles complete final validation tests.
Ann Voyer from Pasadena, Calif., asked Jaguar if the I-PACE would have enough range to complete her favorite 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 Los Angeles’ Sunset Boulevard to Central California’s Morro Bay on a single charge of its advanced Lithium-Ion battery. [disclaimer1]
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 percent charge being achievable in a short break." [disclaimer2]
Full specification and pricing for the Jaguar electric performance SUV will be announced in early 2018 when order books will officially open and a production version of the car is shown.
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