The Jaguar I-Pace (stylised as I-PACE) is a battery-electric crossover SUV produced by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) under their Jaguar marque. The I-Pace was announced in March 2018, European deliveries began in June 2018 and North American deliveries started in October 2018. Amid slowing sales[1] and a change in corporate vision, Jaguar has announced that the I-Pace will be discontinued by 2025.[2]

Jaguar I-Pace
ManufacturerJaguar Land Rover
AssemblyAustria: Graz (Magna Steyr)
DesignerIan Callum
Body and chassis
ClassCompact luxury crossover SUV
Body style5-door coupé SUV
LayoutDual-motor, all-wheel-drive
PlatformJLR D7e
Electric motorPermanent magnet synchronous motor x2 200 PS (150 kW) 348 N⋅m (257 lbf⋅ft) (total 400 PS (290 kW) 696 N⋅m (513 lbf⋅ft))
Transmission1-speed direct-drive reduction
Battery90 kW·h lithium ion
Electric rangeEPA: 246 miles (396 km)
WLTP: 292 miles (470 km)
Plug-in charging
  • 11kW AC (7.4kW "1-phase/32A only" AC 2018–2020)
  • 100 kW DC
Wheelbase2,990 mm (117.7 in)
Length4,682 mm (184.3 in)
  • 1,895 mm (74.6 in) (body)
  • 2,011 mm (79.2 in) (mirrors folded)
  • 2,139 mm (84.2 in) (mirrors unfolded)
Height1,565 mm (61.6 in)
Kerb weight2,133 kg (4,702 lb)

Development edit

The production car is 12 mm narrower and 12 mm lower than the concept (pictured).

The Jaguar I-Pace was designed by Ian Callum.[3] The concept version of the car, described as a five-seater sports car, was unveiled by JLR at the 2016 Los Angeles Motor Show and shown on-road in London in March 2017.[4][5]

The I-Pace is built by contract manufacturer Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria,[6][7] and the production version of the I-Pace was revealed in Graz on 1 March 2018.[8]

Some of the electric drive technology[which?] has come out of the Jaguar I-Type electric Formula E racing car programme,[9] and the concentric motors were developed by JLR engineer Dr. Alex Michaelides.[10]

Overview edit

The Jaguar I-Pace launched with a WLTP-rated range of 292 miles (470 km)[11] and an EPA-rated range of 234 miles (377 km). In December 2019, software enhancements were released to increase range to an EPA-rated range of 246 miles (396 km).[12][13] The car has a wade depth[clarification needed] of 500 mm (20 in).[14] The rear boot holds 656 litres (23 cu ft),[15] along with 28 litres (1 cu ft) of front boot space. The drag coefficient is 0.29.[3]

The car has all-wheel drive via two motors powered by a 90 kWh LG Chem[3] lithium-ion battery with a battery management system developed by JLR.[10] Each motor delivers 197 hp (147 kW) and 258 lb⋅ft (350 N⋅m) of torque, for a total power of 395 hp (295 kW) and total torque of 516 lb⋅ft (700 N⋅m).[3] The 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h) time is 4.8 seconds,[11] and the top speed is electronically limited to 124 mph (200 km/h).[16]

The battery contains 432 pouch cells.[17] It can charge from 0 to 80 per cent in 85 minutes using 50 kW DC charging, or 45 minutes using a 100 kW charger. Home charging with an AC wall box (7 kW) achieves the same state of charge in 10 hours.[16] As the I-Pace was initially released with a single-phase 7 kW AC charger, a one-hour charge, would add around 30 km (19 miles) of range.[18] Later 2021 models had 11 kW AC charging, at single-phase or three-phase, depending on market.

The car comes with a smartphone app called Jaguar Remote, which can locate the car, report on its locking, alarming and charging status, and start its battery preconditioning or cabin heating/cooling.[19]

2023 facelift edit

The Jaguar I-Pace received a mild refresh for 2023. The capsuloid, grille-mesh-evoking textured panel was replaced by a smooth fascia finished in a matte grey hue named "Atlas Grey". The air vent blades on the outer edge of the front bumper were also treated to the same colour, while the Growler emblem on the front of the car is now finished in black and chrome, rather than red and chrome as on the pre-facelift models. The overall look was simplified by replacing the previous gloss black finish for the front bumper, lower door trims and rear diffuser for body colour. The technical specifications remained largely identical to the pre-facelift model.

Awards edit

Jaguar Chief of Design Ian Callum holds 2019 European Car of the Year trophy for the Jaguar I-Pace

The I-Pace has won 62[20] international awards. In March 2019, it won the European Car of the Year award, the first Jaguar to win the award.[21] In April 2019, it became the 2019 World Car of the Year, and won Best Design and Best Green Car awards.[22]

Accolades awarded to the Jaguar I-Pace
Organisation Year Award Result Ref.
World Car Awards 2019 World Car of the Year Won [23]
World Car Design of the Year Won
World Green Car Won
European Car of the Year 2019 Car of the Year Won [24]
UK Car of the Year 2019 Car of the Year Won [25]
German Car of the Year 2019 Car of the Year Won [26]
Norwegian Car of the Year 2019 Car of the Year Won [27]
China Car of the Year 2019 Green Car of the Year Won [28]
Automobile Journalists of Canada 2019 Utility Vehicle of the Year Won [29]
2020 Utility Vehicle of the Year Won [30]
South African Guild of Mobility Journalists 2020 South African Car of the Year Won [31]
Top Gear 2018 EV of the Year Won [32]
AUTOBEST 2018 Ecobest Won [33]
MotorWeek 2019 Best of the Year Won [34]

Safety edit

In December 2018,[35] the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) awarded the Jaguar I-Pace a 5-star safety rating.

Euro NCAP test results
Jaguar I-Pace (2018)[36]
Test Points %
Adult occupant: 34.8 91%
Child occupant: 40.0 81%
Pedestrian: 35.3 73%
Safety assist: 10.6 81%

Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy edit

Racing car edit

The Jaguar I-Pace has a race-prepped version called the I-Pace eTrophy, a development of the I-Pace by Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations.

Racing series edit

In September 2017,[37] Jaguar announced their single-make racing series for the I-Pace, called eTrophy, after the racing car of the same name.

On 24 August 2018,[38] the Jaguar I-Pace set a new EV lap record at the Laguna Seca race circuit in California.

Sales edit

Year Europe[39] United States[40]
2018 6,490 393
2019 12,232 2,594
2020 13,444 1,546
2021 8,079 1,409
2022 6,409 439
Total 46,654 6,381

These are the total sales in two of its markets; not included are the sales figures in other markets or the 20,000 sold to Waymo (as detailed below).

Partnership for autonomous ride service edit

Autonomous Waymo Jaguar I-Pace.

In 2018, Waymo selected the Jaguar I-Pace for use in its autonomous ride-hailing service, placing an order for 20,000 vehicles.[41]

Wireless charging project edit

In June 2020, Jaguar announced its support for a wirelessly-charged taxi project in Oslo, Norway. Jaguar gave 25 I-Pace vehicles to taxi company Cabonline, which will use the vehicles to test the charging infrastructure on taxis in the Norwegian capital. Ralf Speth, JLR's then chief executive, said, "The taxi industry is the ideal test bed for wireless charging, and indeed for high-mileage electric mobility across the board."[dubious ].[42]

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