Just received the confirmation of my I Pace order here in sunny Southern California. My order has been accepted and I am now in the "holding Pool" whatever that means. The dealer tells me I am the 4th person to put down a 5K deposit. I was also told I "might get delivery in this calendar year". I ordered a Silver HSE with black interior and most of the options. Really looking forward to an electric vehicle. We have 2 gas cars now a pearl white MB550e and a sapphire black BMW535gt. The beemer is plenty roomy and fast, but is 7 years old and out of warranty, and starting to break down with only 65k miles. The MB is fine, luxurious, fast and reliable, we will use it on longer trips. I hope the I Pace is on the same scale of quality as my e-class interior. I really Hope so, because it costs More! I am buying sight unseen, as the dealers don't' even know when they will receive demo cars. My dealers sales people are going to I Pace training in June, so I suspect they will have demo cars around that time.
Here is So-Cal there are a ton of Teslas. The new 3 is starting to show up in ever increasing numbers on the streets. I like the was it looks better than the S. I like the functionality of the Tesla X, but don't' care for the "egg" shape and the funky doors. Telsa also has great service here (service center)and service vans, and they seem to need it. The S is now old hat here, with a lot used ones for sale, and the X has lost it's Cache. The 3 is the car to have even at 55k, but I need a crossover like my 535gt. I haul a fair amount of gear locally, and the I Pace looks like it fits the bill. The Tesla is great tech company with a so-so car, I am wondering if Jaguar will be a great car company with so-so tech. I am not a Musk Fan Boy and I think it has hurt Teslas credibility to have him so visible at the helm. I won't own a Tesla because I don't care for the cult like attitude and the cult leader. I do admire the engineers though. I also like the superchargers and the fact they keep updating the older cars with the latest tech, sometimes at no charge to the current owners. I see Jaguar has plans to update software over the air like Telsa, but Tesla is updating the Hardware too!
Looking forward to learning a lot here, and looking forward to driving my I Pace.--electro