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Jaguar had promised a line of electric vehicles, starting with an electrified version of the marque’s F-Pace SUV. And that promise has begun to be realised with this, a concept called the I-Pace.
Does the “I” sound familiar? It will to readers of Current E, who’ll recognise the moniker from Jaguar’s Formula E racing team; there, the factory works team has named its first all-electric racing car the I-Type.
So, the I-Pace. What is it? In short, it’s an electric SUV to challenge Tesla’s Model S. The vehicle features two electric motors, together putting out a combined total of nearly 400bhp, and a liquid-cooled battery pack rated at 90kWh.
Are these units related to Jag’s Formula E powertrain? The company doesn’t say but we would be very, very surprised if there wasn’t a great deal of knowledge share there. Don’t forget that the designer of the race battery used by all Formula E teams is a Williams engineer, now working for Jag’s race team; the same designer also worked on Jaguar’s C-X75 hybrid concept and F1’s first KERS system. The power, weight and dimensions of the electric motors being used sound pretty similar to FE specs too.
Images courtesy of Jaguar.