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WATCH: Jaguar I-Pace EV unveiling in Austria (with Jack Whitehall)

2018 Jaguar I-Pace

The global unveiling of Jaguar's first electric vehicle, the I-Pace, took place last night in Austria, hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall.

Jaguar Land Rover's Tesla rival is the newest member of the brand's 'Pace' range, offering "sustainable sports car performance", Jaguar says, along with all-wheel-drive agility and five-seat SUV practicality.

“We set out with a clean sheet approach to harness new battery electric technology with an architecture engineered from the outset to optimise performance, aerodynamics and interior space. The result is the I-Pace – a true Jaguar and truly driver-focused EV," said Ian Hoban, Jaguar I-Pace vehicle line director

“For I-Pace customers – fuel stations are a thing of the past, after overnight charging they’ll wake up every morning with a ‘full tank of fuel'."

The I-Pace's 90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers up to 298 mile range on the stringent new WLTP European cycle and can be charged from empty to 80% in 85 minutes via a 50kW DC charger or just 40 minutes via a 100kW charger as rapid charger technology is rolled out more widely.

Jaguar's testing of the new EV SUV has been tested in temperatures from -40°C to 40°C. It will have a 0-60mph time of 4.5 seconds. Its battery has an eight year warranty.

It is available to order now, priced from £63,495.

Watch the reveal of the Jaguar I-Pace EV

Pictures: 2018 Jaguar I-Pace EV

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