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Jaguar I-Pace readies for 2018 reveal

Jaguar‘s electric SUV is on track for its global reveal at Geneva next March, with pricing and specifications due to be announced at the show. 

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar’s I-Pace will make its full debut at Geneva

Marked out as Jaguar’s first electric car, the I-Pace has entered final testing in Las Vegas a year after the I-Pace concept was revealed at the 2016 LA Auto Show.

The carmaker has now completed more than 1.5 million miles and 11,000 hours of component rig testing on 200 production prototypes and has returned to Vegas for final prototype testing of range and durability tests.

Jaguar says interest has been strong, with “thousands” of potential customers having clicked the “I want one” button on the jaguar.com website.

Although official range is yet to be announced, the company gave an example of a Californian West Coast drive of 200 miles on one charge in the prototype. Similarly, charge times are to be confirmed, but indications are the 200-mile range capable lithium-ion battery will charge to 80% from zero in “a coffee break”.

Ian Hoban, Jaguar vehicle line director, said: “After 1.5 million global test miles, the I-PACE is ready for production and is proven to deliver long distances on a single charge. Jaguar’s first battery electric vehicle will also be fast to charge; our target is a zero to 80 per cent charge being achievable in a coffee break.”

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.