It seems more and more manufacturers are entering the electric car market and indeed Jaguar is the latest to announce their intentions, with a concept known as I-Pace.
The Jaguar I-Pace is making its debut at the LA motor show and will take the form of an SUV which is a clear indication that Jaguar intend to rival the Tesla Model X, although it has to be said that the Jaguar versions, if the images are anything to go by, will be much sleeker.
The car will be able to travel up to 310 miles on a single charge and is capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in just four seconds, meaning that only the fastest of sports cars can better it.
The 50 KW DC battery is rapid charge and takes around two hours to complete.
The all-wheel-drive I-Pace will use a pair of electric motors that will produce close to 400bhp and 516lb ft of torque, all powered by a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
Jaguar boasts that it will have “precise, agile driving dynamics as yet unseen on an electric vehicle”.
Jaguar appears to be following Tesla’s lead by inviting those interested in the vehicle to register online. This method secured around 400,000 pre-orders for the Tesla Model 3 even though the vehicle is not anticipated to be ready until late 2017 with the five-seat Jaguar SUV going on sale a year later.
Ian Callum, Jaguar’s Director of Design, said: “The I-Pace Concept represents the next generation of electric vehicle design. It’s a dramatic, future-facing cab-forward design with a beautiful interior – the product of authentic Jaguar DNA, electric technology and contemporary craftsmanship.”
He added: “The interior of the I-Pace Concept is finished with beautiful, premium materials and an unwavering attention to detail. Throughout the interior you will discover a host of beautiful details to surprise and delight. From the expansive panoramic glass roof to the sporting, beautifully finished seats, every feature bears the hallmark of British craftsmanship.
“And there is digital craftsmanship too, with two touchscreens serving up information when and where you need it, limiting distraction and improving the driving experience”
The vehicle has more space inside thanks to being efficiently packaged and has an impressive 530 litres of luggage space in the boot with additional space available under the bonnet.