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The Jaguar I-Pace (stylised as "I-PACE") is a battery-electric crossover SUV produced by British automotive company Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) under their Jaguar marque. The I-Pace was announced in March 2018, and deliveries started in the second half of 2018.[1][2] It is the first electric SUV from a premium European automaker, and in its first year the I-Pace became one of the most highly decorated production cars ever, winning 62[3] international awards. In March 2019, the I-Pace won the European Car of the Year award, the first Jaguar to win in the 50-year history of the award.[4] In April 2019, the I-Pace became the 2019 World Car of the Year, also winning Best Design and Best Green Car awards, the first car to ever sweep three categories.[5]

Jaguar I-Pace
2018 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 AWD Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerJaguar Land Rover
Production2018–present
AssemblyAustria: Graz (Magna Steyr)
DesignerIan Callum
Body and chassis
ClassCompact luxury battery-electric crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutDual motor 4WD
PlatformJLR D7e
Powertrain
Electric motor2 x 200 PS (150 kW) 348 N⋅m (257 lbf⋅ft) (total 400 PS (290 kW) 696 N⋅m (513 lbf⋅ft))
Battery90 kW·h lithium ion
Electric rangeEPA: 234 miles (377 km)
WLTP: 292 miles (470 km)
Plug-in charging
  • 7 kW AC
  • 100 kW DC
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,990 mm (117.7 in)
Length4,682 mm (184.3 in)
Width
  • 2,011 mm (79.2 in)
  • 2,139 mm (84.2 in) with mirrors
Height1,565 mm (61.6 in)
Kerb weight2,133 kg (4,702 lb)

DevelopmentEdit

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

The Jaguar I-Pace was designed by Ian Callum.[6] 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.[7][8] The I-Pace is built by contract manufacturer Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria,[9][10] and the production version of the I-Pace was revealed in Graz on 1 March 2018.[11]

Some of the electric drive technology has come out of the Jaguar I-Type electric Formula E racing car programme,[12] and the concentric motors were developed by JLR engineer Dr. Alex Michaelides.[13]

SpecificationsEdit

The Jaguar I-Pace has a WLTP-rated range of 292 miles (470 km)[14] and an EPA-rated range of 234 miles (377 km).[15] The car has a wade depth of 500 mm (20 in).[16] The rear boot holds 656 litres (23 cu ft)[17], along with 28 litres (1 cu ft) of front boot space. The drag coefficient is 0.29.[6]

The car has all-wheel drive via two motors powered by a 90 kWh LG Chem[6] lithium-ion battery comprising 40% of the car's cost, and the battery management system is developed by JLR.[13] 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).[6] The car is able to sprint from 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds,[14] and to an electronically limited top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h).[18]

The battery contains 432 pouch cells.[19] It can charge from 0 to 80 percent 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.[18] As the I-Pace has a single-phase AC charger, it is slow to charge outside fast charge areas; with a one-hour charge, 7 kW charging adds around 30 km (19 miles) of range.[20]

The car comes with a smartphone app which can locate the car, report on its locking, alarming, and charging status, and start it preheating. The app cannot switch on the windscreen or rear window heaters.[21]

Industry and media awardsEdit

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

Ostensibly the most highly-decorated production car in modern history, the Jaguar I-Pace, in its first year received 62 international awards from automotive industry groups and media publishers in the areas of automotive design, handling/performance, technological innovation, environmental consideration, and passenger safety, with more than a dozen international "Car/SUV of the Year" selections including Germany, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and ultimately 2019 European Car of the Year, as well as 2019 World Car of the Year Award (also capturing Best Design and Best Green Car, an unprecedented treble).[22][23][24][25]

  • Arab Wheels "2018 EV of the Year"[26]
  • What Car? 2018 Reader Award - "Most Anticipated Car of 2018"[27]
  • Selected for AutoCar Awards "2018 Game Changer"[28]
  • 2018 Auto Express "Car of the Year" and "Premium EV of the Year"[29]
  • "2018 Car of the Year" by Sunday Times[30]
  • 2019 "German Car of the Year"[31]
  • T3 Technology Awards: "Best Car of 2018"[32]
  • Robb Report "October 2018 Car of the Month"[33]
  • Motor Authority "Best Car to Buy 2019" Finalist[34]
  • "Swiss Car of the Year 2019"[35]
  • Overall Winner - Irish Times "Top 100 Cars of 2019"[36]
  • Overall "Car of the Year" and "Best Alternative Fuel Car" at the 2018 Scottish Car of the Year awards[37]
  • 2019 "Car of the Year" by ExtremeTech[38]
  • "Best Premium Electric Car" - Sunday Express[39]
  • Winner - "European Car of the Year 2019" award[40]
  • Finalist in Motor Trend "SUV of the Year"[41]
  • China's "2019 Green Car of the Year"[42]
  • "2019 Scottish Car of the Year"[43]
  • Green Car Reports "Best Car to Buy 2019" Finalist[44]
  • "Best Car of the Year 2018" by Pocket Lint[45]
  • "Best Luxury Compact SUV 2019" by U.S. News & World Report[46]
  • Popular Science "Best of 2018 Innovations" - Grand Award Winner[47]
  • Driving Electric's 2019 "Best Large Electric Car"[48]
  • "Luxury Green Car of the Year" - LA's 14th Annual Green Car Awards[49]
  • "18 Best Rides of 2018" - Chicago Tribune[50]
  • Professional Driver magazine "2018 Car of the Year"[51]
  • "Top 10 Car of the Year" - The National[52]
  • Forbes "Best Car Designs of 2018"[53]
  • Stuff Magazine "Car of the Year 2018"[54]
  • Top Gear magazine "EV of the Year 2018"[55]
  • "Norwegian Car of the Year 2019"[56]
  • CleanTechnica "2019 Car of the Year" Finalist[57]
  • GQ 2019 Car Awards: "Best Electric Car You'd Actually Drive"[58]
  • WhichCar "Style Awards 2019" - Finalist[59]
  • "2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year" Runner Up[60]
  • MotorWeek "Best of the Year 2019"[61]
  • "Best Executive UK Car of the Year 2019"[62]
  • CarBuyer "Safest Cars to Buy 2019"[63]
  • "Canada Utility Vehicle of the Year 2019"[64]
  • Overall Winner - 2019 "World Car of the Year", "World Green Car of the Year", "World Car Design of the Year"[65][66]
  • AutoWeek Magazine "2019 Quietest Cars on Sale"[67]
  • "2019 UK Car of the Year - Overall Winner"[68]
  • "Canada Green Utility Vehicle of the Year 2019"[69]
  • Best EV - Business Motoring Awards 2019[70]
  • AutoBest's "ECOBEST" Award 2018[71]
  • AutoTrader - Best New Cars for 2019[72]
  • International Engine & Powertrain of the Year (2019): Best Electric Powertrain, Best New Engine, Best 345 bhp to 444 bhp Engine [73]
  • Car Keys - 5 Best SUV Interiors for 2019[74]

SafetyEdit

In December 2018,[75] 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)[76]
Test Points %
Overall:      
Adult occupant: 34.8 91%
Child occupant: 40.0 81%
Pedestrian: 35.3 73%
Safety assist: 10.6 81%

RacingEdit

In September 2017,[77] Jaguar announced their single-make racing series for the I-Pace, called eTrophy.

On 24 August 2018,[78] Jaguar I-Pace set a new EV lap record at Laguna Seca Racetrack In California.

AdvertisingEdit

In 2018, Eva Green starred in a series of TV advertisements for Jaguar I-Pace as part of a global campaign.[79][80]

Partnership for autonomous ride serviceEdit

In 2018, Waymo selected the Jaguar I-Pace for use in its autonomous ride-hailing service, placing an order for 20,000 vehicles.[81]

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