December 06, 2017

Electric Road Trip: Jaguar I-Pace completes final testing in Los Angeles ahead of 2018 reveal

  • Jaguar I-Pace enters final validation testing ahead of global reveal in early 2018
  • Pricing and specifications will be announced and order books open for full configurations in March 2018
  • Over 200 production prototypes have completed 1.5 million miles and 11,000 hours of component rig testing 
  • Watch the I-Pace complete West Coast road trip test from Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, to Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo. Click here

Los Angeles, USA: One year on from showing the I-Pace Concept at the LA Auto Show, Jaguar is back in town with a production prototype for final range and durability tests ahead of its official global reveal in 2018.

Thousands of potential customers have pressed the ‘I want one’ button on to place a deposit or register a strong interest in the hotly anticipated electric SUV. Not only will they be at the front of the queue when order books officially open in March, but a lucky few have been chosen to accompany Jaguar's engineers as prototype vehicles complete final validation tests.

Ann Voyer from Pasadena asked Jaguar if the I-Pace would have enough range to complete her favourite road trip along California's West Coast. To answer her question, Jaguar engineers took her on a long-distance range test – on one charge only. The I-Pace production prototype drove 200 miles from Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, to Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, on a single charge of its advanced lithium-ion battery.

Ian Hoban, vehicle line director, Jaguar, said, “After 1.5 million global test miles, the I-Pace is ready for production and is proven to deliver long distances on a single charge. Jaguar's first battery electric vehicle will also be fast to charge; our target is a zero to 80 percent charge being achievable in a short break.”

Full specification and pricing for Jaguar's electric performance SUV will be announced in March 2018, when order books will officially open.