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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

Words By Kris Culmer

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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 Β£63,500 to the I-Pace's Β£63,495 – although the Β£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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The Jaguar I-Pace is a very appealing option, whether you’re after an electric car or a luxury SUV, but it is reliant on the UK's rapid-charging infrastructure quickly catching up with the in-car tech.