If you’re a luxury automaker, you had better be thinking about an electric SUV. They seem to be all the rage these days, and if just a fraction of these EV SUVs make it to the market, buyers looking for a no-gasoline-needed utility vehicle will have a lot of options in the next few years. One of those options, the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, is actually confirmed and basically ready to go.
It’s been tested in the coldest weather around and the electrified powertrain held up. It features a 90-kWh battery that gives you roughly 480 kilometers of range on the Euro cycle, which means it will be about 400 kilometers here, maybe a little less. Still, that’s not bad.
Power is set at 400 which translates into a 0-100 km/h time of 4.8 seconds according to Jaguar. You’ll need between 45 minutes and 13 hours to recharge your I-Pace depending on what you plug it into, and your bank account will be short $ 90,000 if you want to put it into your driveway.
That price hasn’t been confirmed yet in North America, but that’s the equivalent of what it will cost in Europe.