Jaguar has been driving its first electric vehicle, the I-Pace, on London streets for the first time.
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The SUV will be launched in late 2017 and will be on the road in the second half of 2018.
Ian Callum, Jaguar’s director of design, said: “The feedback on the I-Pace Concept has been fantastic.
“We’ve torn up the rule book to create a vehicle with supercar inspired aesthetics, sports car performance and SUV space, in one electric package. It has surprised people and the enthusiasm for our first electric vehicle has been beyond all my expectations.
“Driving the concept on the streets is really important for the design team.
“It’s very special to put the car outside and in the real-world. You can see the true value of the I-Pace’s dramatic silhouette and powerful proportions when you see it on the road, against other cars. The I-Pace Concept represents the next generation of battery electric vehicle design. For me, the future of motoring has arrived.”
The I-Pace will accelerate to 60 mph in around four seconds, with a range of more than 300 miles from the lithium-ion battery.
Eighty per cent charge is completed in 90 minutes using 50kW DC charging.
Anyone wanting to own one is encouraged to go to jaguar.co.uk and click the ‘I want one’ button.
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