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Jaguar I-Pace electric car revealed: set for 2018 launch

Jaguar has become the latest manufacturer to reveal an electric vehicle, in the form of the Jaguar I-Pace concept.

The automaker is touting some impressive figures for the five-seater crossover car as well. For starters, there’s a 90kWh battery pack driving two electric motors (giving 700Nm of torque) and a 0-60mph figure of around four seconds.

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However, the range and charging time is rather intriguing as well.

“With over 500km range on the NEDC cycle, the average user could charge just once a week. Charging is easy and quick, with 80 percent charge achieved in 90 minutes and 100 percent in just over two hours using 50kW DC charging,” the company added in a press release.

Jaguar added that its burgeoning Formula E programme has been quite a help for the car.

“The investment in the Formula E racing programme provides a real-world performance testbed for EV technology in a high-performance environment,” the company explained.

“Technology transfer in Formula E is significantly quicker than in other racing series. For instance, both the I-Pace Concept and the I-Type Formula E car use permanent magnetic electric motors and pouch battery cell technology

Can’t wait to get your hands on one? Well, the automaker confirmed a 2018 launch, but precise details are still scant at this stage.

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