The Jaguar I-Pace isn’t exactly a complete surprise, since we’ve already seen its previewing concept back at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, but now the British automaker has firmly committed to revealing the production example – the online premiere taking place March 1 ahead of the public outing taking place at the Geneva Motor Show.
The jaguar I-Pace’s production model world introduction is not very far away, and as the fully electric crossover is also scheduled for the worldwide public introduction starting March 6 at the Geneva Motor Show it’s clear the automaker is preparing to wrap up all development testing. Now the Tata-owned brand has also decided to entice us to new details about the first-ever Jaguar lacking a combustion engine. The carmaker hasn’t yet disclosed the exact battery capabilities of the I-Pace, but has alluded it will mostly carry over the technology from the prototype – so we’re looking at a potential 90-kWh pack. We do know for sure the exact fast-charging abilities, with the pack back to 80% charge in under 45 minutes when using a DC 100kW charger.
Because words without pictures are always harder to understand, Jaguar has also released a gallery with the final near-production prototypes of the zero-emissions SUV while performing cold weather testing close to Jaguar Land Rover’s facility in Arjeplog, Sweden. The vehicles were submitted to temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius (-40 degrees Fahrenheit) and special attention was also paid to the prowess of the all-wheel drive system.