The Jaguar I-Pace battery-electric SUV will offer 240 miles of range and a 0 to 60 mph time under five seconds, marking new competition in a segment that includes Tesla.
The I-Pace can achieve an 80% battery charge in approximately 40 minute’s using100kW DC rapid charging facilities, according to the automaker. It also includes a suite of connectivity technologies via the new Jaguar InControl Touch Prod Duo infotainment system, which relies on a pair of touchscreens for the new system.
A new EV navigation system built into Touch Pro Duo calculates personalized range and charging status, according to the automaker. The system uses ‘Smart Settings’ technology – driven by Artificial Intelligence – to identify individual driver preferences, and then tailors the vehicle’s driving and interior settings accordingly.
The I-Pace will also launch an Amazon Alexa Skill linked to the Jaguar InControl Remote App. Owners will be able to ask an Alexa-enabled device for information pertaining to the vehicle, including the amount of range available in the vehicles and its charging level.
The car’s 90kWh lithium-ion battery is located centrally in the base of the car, which provides a 50/50 weight distribution split between the back and front of the vehicle, according to Jaguar.
In the U.S., the I-Pace will be available in the second half of 2018 as a 2019 model year vehicle, in S, SE and HSE derivatives as well as a one-year-only, First Edition model derived from a very well equipped HSE trim.