Jaguar’s electric I-Pace SUV will arrive in March — and Tesla should be nervous

 

Jaguar is getting ready to release it’s first fully-electric vehicle, the I-Pace, this year. The SUV will allow Jaguar to compete with Tesla’s high-end electric SUV, the Model X, and get a head start on Mercedes-Benz, which plans to start making its fully-electric EQC SUV in 2019.

While Jaguar hasn’t announced a price yet, the I-Pace is expected to start at $76,400 and possibly run upwards of $100,000. That would put the SUV in the same range as the Model X, which starts at $79,500.

Jaguar announced it will unveil the I-Pace on March 1. Here’s what we know so far:

 

The I-Pace SUV doesn’t look as bulky as the average SUV

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Jaguar designed the I-Pace to look more like a sports car than a typical SUV.

 

It will be able to charge quickly.

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Jaguar says that the I-Pace will be able to achieve an 80% charge in around 45 minutes when using a 100kW charger.

 

It may not have the Model X’s range.

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While the Model X can drive up to 295 miles per charge, Jaguar has only specified that the I-Pace will have a range of over 220 mile per charge.

It will have plenty of high-tech features.

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The I-Pace’s interior features resemble those of other new, high-end vehicles, including a digital instrument panel, 12-inch touchscreen, and the ability to show information on the windshield.

 

One feature might be jarring to some drivers.

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Instead of using a traditional stick to control transmission, drivers will use buttons.

 

Drivers and passengers will get a lot of natural light.

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The I-Pace will feature a large panoramic roof.

 

The upside is that those passengers will have plenty of room to spread out.

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Since the electric I-Pace doesn’t have a combustion engine, its interior is more spacious than some gas-powered cars.

 

It will be fast.

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The I-Pace will boast 400 horsepower, 516 pound-feet of torque, and the ability to go from 0-60 mph in about four seconds.

 

While Jaguar hasn’t set a release date for the I-Pace yet, it’s expected to arrive in the second half of 2018.

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