Spied again at a secret European test facility is the Jaguar I-Pace, the company’s first full electric car. Inside we can see that the I-Pace maintains almost all of the design cues from the concept, but in a more production oriented form.
Jaguar claims that the I-Pace will have at least 350 kilometres of range on a single charge and it’ll be able to dash to 100 kmph in around four seconds. A 90kWh lithium ion battery sits between the axles, driving two rare earth magnetic electric motors for a total power output of 395bhp and 700Nm of torque.
The I-Pace features an all-new aluminium platform and the compact size of the electric motors – each one has an outer diameter of 234mm and a length of 500mm – allow plenty of space in the cabin. Much of the car’s hardware is derived from the F-Pace SUV, including the double-wishbone front suspension and the compact Integral Link rear suspension. The Lithium-Ion batteries have been developed in-house and use pouch cells for their energy density and efficiency. They will give 80 per cent charge in 90 minutes and 100 percent in just over two hours from a 50kW DC charging point, and they sit low in the car to give it a centre of gravity that’s 120mm lower than the F-Pace.