Jaguar I-Pace Charges Into Luxury Electric Class at $70K

Jaguar I-Pace Charges Into Luxury Electric Class at $70K

Jaguar I-Pace Charges Into Luxury Electric Class at $70K

Jaguar has announced pricing details for its new I-Pace, stepping up a proud rivalry with the Tesla Model X.

The exterior design is inspired by the Jaguar F-TYPE sports auto and characterised by the distinctive Jaguar grille, muscular proportions, short overhangs and powerful haunches that give the new Jaguar E-PACE a bold and purposeful stance, instantly communicating dynamic agility.

That puts the I-Pace into Tesla territory, although the British utility vehicle has only two rows and five seats against the five, six, or seven passengers of the California carmaker's two- or three-row Model X. As an electric crossover, it was only natural to compare the I-Pace to the Tesla Model X, but without US pricing, it was hard to tell how accurate the comparisons were.

Both cars have a similar range, with the I-Pace's 240 miles slightly outranging the Model X 75D's 237 miles. The company already released a video highlighting the I-Pace's 4.5-second launch to 60 miles per hour, beating the Tesla by almost a half second. The Model X 75D takes 4.9 seconds to achieve the same speed. What's more, Tesla cars have access to a wide network of "Superchargers" in the United States, which enables EV owners to travel long distances. Using a 100 kW fast charger, you can also recharge the battery up to 80 percent in only 40 minutes. Comparisons are done with regards to the relative value of both electric vehicles, with the goal of informing potential buyers. Of course, the I-Pace's range advantage is due in part to it having a higher-capacity battery pack and being smaller overall. Jaguar races the Model X 100D, not the more powerful P100D.

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