World Car of the Year, The Future is Here

The Jaguar I-Pace has had quite a year. In addition to being named European Car of the Year, The I-Pace was recently named the World Car of the Year at the New York Auto Show along with winning Best Design and best Green Car.

For I-Pace to win World Car of the Year, Raif Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover said in a statement, “For I-Pace to be awarded World Car of the Year gives our first all-electric vehicle the ultimate recognition it deserves.”

The I-Pace is a battery electric SUV that delivers incredible performance with Style and Grace synonymous with the Jaguar.

The I-Pace won the competition against vehicles such as the Tesla Model X and the forthcoming Audi E-Tron

Power in the I-Pace comes from two electric motors, one on each axle, making a total of 394 horsepower that can push the vehicle to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. The 90 – kilowatt hours batter delivers an EPA estimated 234-mile range.

T I-Pace can charge from 0-80 percent in 85 minutes using 50-kilowatt DC charging, or 45 minutes using a 100-kilowatt charger. Home charging with an AC wall box (7kW) achieves the same state of charge in 10 hours. To give the optimum balance between cooling and aerodynamics, Active Vanes open when cooling of the battery is required, but close when not needed to smooth airflow.  The highly efficient heat pump harvests heat from the outside air and electronic components of the vehicle. 

The I-Pace delivers excellent performance in heavy traffic -using the touchscreen of the I-Pace, you can raise the level of regenerative braking. The corresponding increase in deceleration means that in stop and go traffic; for example, there is far greater control of the car’s speed using only the throttle. To maximize range, the I-Pace uses the Enhanced Brake Regeneration system that recuperates almost all braking energy. Once you lift your foot off the accelerator pedal, the system provides regenerative braking, comfortably slowing the I-Pace while converting the power generated to optimize the battery’s range. 

The All Wheel Drive I-Pace is designed to deliver all-surface, all-weather drivability. Power and torque response is immediate, and the electric motors can adapt independently to the driver’s inputs, road surface conditions, and available road grip. 

The Jaguar I-Pace comes with world leading electric technology embodied in the style expected from the Jaguar line of automobiles.

You can see the Jaguar I-Pace, World Car of the Year at Jaguar Land Rover Minneapolis 8905 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, 612-326-3581, JaguarMinneapolis.com.