As we reported earlier this month, Jaguar unveiled a new prototype of the I-PACE, its first all-electric car, at the Geneva Motor Show.
The British automaker has now “unleashed” the prototype onto the streets of London for the first time and released a gallery of pictures showing the new design, which feature less “electrifying” design touches.
The design of the I-PACE was already well received even with the “Tron-like” blue accents of the original prototype unveiled last November, but this new prototype looks more like a production car.
Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum commented:
“The feedback on the I-PACE Concept has been fantastic. With the I-PACE Concept we’ve torn up the rule book to create a vehicle with supercar inspired aesthetics, sports car performance and SUV space, in one electric package. It has surprised people and the enthusiasm for our first electric vehicle has been beyond all my expectations. Driving the concept on the streets is really important for the design team. It’s very special to put the car outside and in the real-world. You can see the true value of the I-PACE’s dramatic silhouette and powerful proportions when you see it on the road, against other cars. The I-PACE Concept represents the next generation of battery electric vehicle design. For me, the future of motoring has arrived.”
As we previously reported, the I-PACE is equipped with a 90 kWh battery pack with a range of “over 500 km” NEDC-rated. Interestingly, the automaker has now confirmed “a targeted range of approximately 220 miles on EPA test cycles”.
They are currently only talking about 50 kW DC fast charging, which isn’t really “fast”. Hopefully, it will change before the vehicle hit production.
Speaking of production, Jaguar announced today that they will reveal the production vehicle in “late 2017” and that they are committed to bringing the all-electric vehicle to market during “the second half of 2018”.
Here you can see the latest prototype driving on the streets of London’s famous Olympic Park:
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