Jaguar will unveil its all-electric Tesla rival in March — and it looks awesome

The I-Pace is expected to hit dealerships in the second half of 2018.

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The I-Pace is expected to hit dealerships in the second half of 2018.
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  • Jaguar plans to release its first fully-electric car, the I-Pace, in 2018.
  • The SUV will be able to achieve an 80% charge in around 45 minutes when using a 100kW charger.
  • It will also boast 400 horsepower, 516 pound-feet of torque, and the ability to go from 0-60 mph in about four seconds.

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 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 I-Pace won’t fit as many passengers as some SUVs.

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The I-Pace will have two rows of seating and five total seats, which means it won’t be able to fit as many people as some larger SUVs.


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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