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Jaguar Electric I-Pace, Ahead Of Geneva Launch

Jaguar Electric I-Pace, Ahead Of Geneva Launch.

British luxury car maker Jaguar unveiled the I-Pace, its first electric car and rival to the Tesla Model X.

The I-Pace will be unveiled formally at the Geneva Car Show next week.

Jaguar said the I-Pace places it at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution, and that’s at least true in Europe, where it has beaten German rivals Audi, BMW and Mercedes in the race to sell the first emission’s free vehicle.

The I-Pace was designed from the outset as an electric vehicle and seats 5. The all-wheel drive performance from twin Jaguar-designed motors with a combined 400 hp blasts the SUV from rest to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

A 90 kWh lithium-ion battery delivers up to a claimed 298 mile range. Rapid charging takes the battery from 0-80% in 85-minutes, with 30-minutes charge giving about 80 miles range. I-PACE will be compatible with 100 kW chargers as the technology is rolled out across the UK

Like Tesla, wireless over-the-air updates ensure customers have the latest software

There is an eight-year battery warranty and 21,000-mile/2-year servicing intervals.

Prices start at £63,495 ($87,500) in the UK, including tax and excluding government incentives.

Ralf Speth, CEO Jaguar Land Rover didn’t spare the hyperbole.

“Where other companies talk about the future, we build it. We have torn up the rule book to create the newest member of the PACE family, the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE. With zero tailpipe emissions, no CO2 and no particulates, it moves us dramatically closer to our vision of a clean, safe and sustainable future,” Speth said.        

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