Jaguar has released an I-Pace teaser ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut next March and the crossover looks production ready.
As the automaker’s first all-electric vehicle, nothing is left to chance and multiple test mules were used to perfect the I-Pace. In fact, Jaguar engineer Simon Patel said they successfully tested over 200 prototypes. These cars travelled over 1.5 million miles and logged around 11,000 hours of component rig testing.
Standing behind the I-Pace is an army of Jaguar engineers, over 500 of them. All to produce a vehicle with an expected single charge range of over 200 miles, alleviating what range anxiety potential customers may have. Speaking of range and batteries, Simon was asked by a potential customer about the pack’s longevity and they typically design them to last at least ten years. CarScoops quoted Ian Hoban, Jaguar Vehicle Line Director, saying: “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 short break.”
Sales will start in Europe and the UK right after the I-Pace debuts in Geneva while those in the U.S. will have to wait until the second half of 2018 though interested buyers have already put in a deposit.
One such potential customer is Ann Voyer from Pasadena and she was lucky enough to be chosen as a passenger on a road test with an engineer. Jaguar took her on a 200-mile drive from Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles to Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo on a single charge.
With how they angled the camera, most of the cabin remains hidden, but soon the full interior will be revealed along with the car’s full specs.