Jaguarâ€™s first all-electric production vehicle, the I-PACE, has been unveiled to the world in a live broadcast.
British comedian and actor, Jack Whitehall, self-proclaimed EV enthusiast and TV presenter Jonny Smith, and American tech guru iJustine hosted a special live show as the first I-PACE rolled off the production line in Plant Graz, Austria, one of the worldâ€™s most advanced EV production facilities, where the car will be built.
When it came to explaining the technology behind I-PACE, host comedian Jack Whitehall enlisted the help of Jaguarâ€™s newest vehicle experts, nine year olds Lola and Hudson. Watch here:Â https://youtu.be/6xoMWa3-BWY
Ahead of this weekendâ€™s FIA Formula E race at the AutÃ³dromo Hermanos RodrÃguez E-Prix circuit in Mexico City, the Jaguar I-PACE was pitted against both the Tesla Model X 75D and 100D in a 0-100km/h-0 head-to-head challenge. Panasonic Jaguar Racingâ€™s Mitch Evans got behind the wheel to showcase the acceleration and braking power of Jaguarâ€™s first EV against the Tesla models, driven by former IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan: Watch here:Â https://youtu.be/fHvJKRimbPc
The I-PACE has a state-of-the-art 90kWh Lithium-ion battery and offers sports car performance of 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds alongside the practicality of a 480km range (WLTP cycle) and 0-80 per cent charging times of as little as 45 minutes (using a 100kW fast-charger). Allied with its concept car looks and next-generation artificial intelligence, it is set to be the perfect everyday EV consumers have been waiting for.
â€˜Fully Chargedâ€™ the documentary aired at the end of the broadcast, giving a behind-the-scenes insight into the creators and makers of I-PACE. Watch it here:Â https://youtu.be/q9y07MIygsk
Designed and engineered in the UK, the I-PACE will be built in Plant Graz, Austria, as part of Jaguar Land Roverâ€™s manufacturing partnership with Magna Steyr. It joins Jaguarâ€™s growing family of SUVs, alongside the all-new E-PACE and multiple award-winning F-PACE.
I-PACE receives its public debut at Geneva Motor Show onÂ 6 March.