2018 Jaguar I-Pace – exclusive Reader Test Team preview

Join What Car? for an exclusive preview of the new Jaguar I-Pace on Tuesday 19 June in Coventry, West Midlands...

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Kris Culmer
24 May 2018 09:37 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Currently, if you want a premium electric car, your options are limited to the two models you'll find in a Tesla showroom.

But that will change in July, when Jaguar's first-ever electric car, an Audi Q5-sized SUV, will hit the roads.

The Jaguar I-Pace is powered by a 90kWh lithium ion battery, giving an official driving range of up to 298 miles.

That's 39 miles more than the entry-level version of Tesla's Model X, which costs £63,500 to the I-Pace's £63,495 – although the £80,200 version of the Model X is capable of 351 miles.

Public charging to 80% capacity on a 50kW charger will take 1hr 25min, says Jaguar, and a 30-minute charge will give 80 miles of range. At home, a 7kW wall box will charge the battery from 0% to 80% in 10 hours.

As for power, the I-Pace's twin motors deliver 395bhp to all four wheels, enabling a 0-60mph time of just 4.5sec.

It has a spacious but conventionally laid-out five-seat interior featuring a large infotainment touchscreen.

If you're interested, come along and tell us what you think on the morning of Tuesday 19 June in Coventry, West Midlands. At the event, you'll get a close-up look of the I-Pace and a Q&A opportunity with Jaguar's design team, before being interviewed for our magazine and website.

To apply, email the following information to readertestteam@haynet.com

  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Your mobile number
  • Your occupation
  • What car you currently drive
  • Where you'll be travelling from
  • Why you want to see the new Jaguar I-Pace

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Full details of the I-Pace can be read here.