One year after Jaguar unveiled the I-PACE Concept at the LA Auto Show, the company have returned with the I-PACE prototype to finish the last durability and range tests ahead of the reveal later this year.
Thousands of people have placed a deposit or registered a strong interest in the new Jaguar I-PACE and those customers will be first in the queue when order books open in March. For a lucky few of those customers, they have been invited to accompany Jaguar engineers during the final validation tests of the prototype I-PACE.
One particular customer, Ann Voyer from Pasadena, asked Jaguar if the new I-PACE would be able to complete her favourite road trip along California's West Coast without needing to stop and recharge. Jaguar engineers decided the best way to answer Ann was to take her on a long-distance range test. The test started on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles and finished in Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo. The Jaguar I-PACE was capable of completing the 200 mile journey in one charge of its advanced Lithium-Ion battery.
"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% charge being achievable in a short break."
Jaguar Vehicle Line Director
The full specification and pricing will be released in March 2018, when the order books are expected to officially open for the new Jaguar I-PACE.