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JAGUAR I-PACE: THE ART OF ELECTRIC PERFORMANCE

Summary The new all-electric Jaguar I-PACE makes electric vehicle (EV) ownership more exciting, accessible and practical than ever thanks to its unique design and advances in both battery technology and public charging networks. They combine to make the world’s most desirable EV easy to live with, efficient and engaging to drive.

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  • Electrifying all-wheel drive performance from twin Jaguar-designed motors with a combined 400PS and 696Nm deliver 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds
  • State-of-the-art 90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers 470km range (WLTP cycle)
  • Owners can achieve 0-80 per cent battery charge in just 40 minutes using DC rapid charging (100kW) or plug in for 15 minutes for up to 100km of additional range
  • AC wall box (7kW) charging at home can achieve 80 per cent charge in 10 hours – ideal for plugging in overnight
  • Two Jaguar-designed synchronous permanent magnet electric motors are controlled independently to adapt front-rear balance to suit road conditions
  • I-PACE features aluminium construction and a low centre of gravity, optimising control, handling and agility
  • Advanced double wishbone front and Integral Link rear suspension deliver agile handling and exceptional ride comfort
  • Regenerative braking system enables intuitive single-pedal driving to maximise range and efficiency
  • Suite of smart range-optimising technologies enhances the ownership experience
  • Jaguar plans to prolong the life of I-PACE batteries with new recycling partnerships and second-life energy storage trials
  • I-PACE tested to extremes and able to operate at -40°C: 10°C colder than conventional EVs

The Jaguar I-PACE is the complete package. Breathtaking design and innovative engineering combine to deliver thrilling EV performance, SUV practicality and zero emissions.

Ian Hoban
Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar I-PACE

ELECTRIC LIFE

The new all-electric Jaguar I-PACE makes electric vehicle (EV) ownership more exciting, accessible and practical than ever thanks to its unique design and advances in both battery technology and public charging networks. They combine to make the world’s most desirable EV easy to live with, efficient and engaging to drive.

With a state-of-the-art 90kWh Lithium-ion battery comprising 432 pouch cells, chosen for their high energy density and superior thermal management, the I-PACE delivers a range of 470km (WLTP cycle).

Owners will be able to achieve a 0-80 per cent battery charge from empty in just 40 minutes using DC rapid charging (100kW), or top up an additional 100km in as little as 15 minutes. Alternatively, home charging with an AC wall box (7kW) will take the I-PACE from empty to 80 per cent in just over ten hours, making it ideal for overnight charging.

A suite of smart range-optimising features and smartphone apps will give I-PACE drivers complete peace of mind, whether monitoring vehicle charging from home or confirming available range mid-journey. For example, owners can automatically pre-condition the battery temperature to maximise range, and heat or cool the cabin before starting a journey. Using mains power to warm or cool the car when it’s plugged in means the range is unaffected.

ELECTRIC PERFORMANCE

The I-PACE is a true Jaguar, delivering driver-focused dynamics with exceptional ride, handling and refinement. With all-wheel drive technology and 400PS, our first electric vehicle delivers instantaneous acceleration on all road surfaces, in all conditions.

Mike Cross
Jaguar Chief Engineer

A combination of all-wheel drive, 400PS and 696Nm of torque ensures the zero-emission Jaguar I-PACE delivers electric performance in every sense. The instantaneous torque delivery inherent in an EV gives Jaguar’s new performance SUV impressive acceleration from a standing start, sprinting from 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds (0-60mph in 4.5 seconds).

The two Jaguar-designed synchronous permanent magnet electric motors drive the front and rear axles. Each motor fits concentrically around a compact, single-speed epicyclic transmission and differential, enabling instant and precise distribution of torque to all four wheels as the I-PACE continuously adapts its front-rear balance to suit road conditions.

Conceived as a high-performance EV from the outset, the I-PACE delivers engaging driving dynamics, everyday usability and comfort, with a unique balance of ride, refinement and control. Jaguar has placed the battery as low as possible between the axles, providing 50:50 weight distribution and a low centre of gravity, optimising composure and reducing body roll. These inherent advantages are allied to a light, stiff aluminium EV architecture which delivers torsional rigidity of 36kNm/degree – the highest of any Jaguar.

Advanced double wishbone front and Integral Link rear suspension deliver both incredible ride comfort and the lateral stiffness needed during dynamic driving, ensuring excellent handling, grip and steering responses. The compact and lightweight suspension design features aluminium suspension links and knuckles to reduce weight, while maximising interior space.

Optional air suspension with Adaptive Dynamics and continuous variable damping also give the I-PACE true sporting agility and balance. The self-levelling set-up maintains the optimum suspension geometry even when the vehicle is fully loaded. As a result, occupants enjoy supreme comfort at all times and the suspension provides a combination of bump absorption and body control that feels calm and natural in all conditions.

Jaguar engineers have replaced a conventional brake vacuum servo with an electric brake booster on the I-PACE. This gives the brake system more flexibility when blending regenerative and traditional mechanical braking, providing consistent and precise pedal feel in all circumstances.

The I-PACE also enables the driver to select either high or low levels of regenerative braking to maximise efficiency and optimise vehicle range. When high regenerative mode is selected it effectively allows the driver to experience intuitive single-pedal driving as the car decelerates when lifting off the accelerator, reducing reliance on the brake pedal when slowing down. A maximum regenerative braking force of 0.4G is achievable.

In heavy traffic, the driver can turn off the vehicle’s creep to improve comfort. The driver can then slow the vehicle just by easing off the accelerator pedal with no need to use the brakes to hold the car stationary, even on an incline.

As a responsible business, Jaguar is committed to delivering a cleaner future and plans to prolong the life of I-PACE batteries with new recycling partnerships and second-life energy storage trials.

PROVEN IN ALL CONDITIONS

Jaguar has engineered the I-PACE to perform in hot and cold climates, operating at temperatures as low as -40°C: 10°C lower than conventional EVs. The low resistance of the pouch cells, the battery pack’s insulation and an advanced thermal management system work in harmony to ensure the I-PACE delivers in all conditions.

In moderate temperatures, the battery uses a cooler to maximise energy efficiency. A refrigeration unit linked to the vehicle’s main air conditioning system activates only at higher temperatures to control cell temperatures and maximise the available power.

In cold conditions, a heat pump helps to maintain optimum operating conditions for the cells and the interior. This is far more efficient than conventional heaters because it uses energy from outside and heat scavenged from the inverters and power electronics to heat the cabin, rather than relying solely on energy from the battery, and can increase range by almost 50km – even in freezing winter conditions.

Editors’ notes

The I-PACE has been designed and engineered by Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and the country will remain the heartland of Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing, engineering and design operations. Jaguar Land Rover will build the I-PACE in Austria as part of a manufacturing partnership with Magna Steyr.

Jaguar’s heritage of elegant design and breathtaking performance has excited and delighted the world for more than 80 years. Today’s world-class Jaguar family embodies The Art of Performance, with the remarkable, much admired and award-winning XE, XF and XJ saloons, the dramatic F-TYPE sports car, the F-PACE performance crossover – the fastest-selling Jaguar ever – and the all-new E-PACE compact performance SUV.