The Jaguar I‑Pace might be the most important car of 2018
Of all the new cars being readied for a 2018 launch one truly stands out: the first all-electric Jaguar. Just 12 months after we first saw the I-Pace in concept form, Jaguar has now pushed the start button to commence the countdown to its launch…
You can see how far and how quickly the engineers and designers behind the battery-powered Coventry cat have progressed in the video below. Apart from demonstrating the car’s range – 200 miles with juice to spare – and impressing the Jagwar-loving passenger who went along for the ride, the video gives us the best clues yet to what the British answer to Tesla will be like in production form.
That’s when Jaguar vs Tesla will really kick off – and on the racetracks as on the roads. 2018 is the year the inaugural Jaguar e-Trophy series gets underway, pitting 20 identical I-Paces against each other. A riposte to the similar one-make Electric GT series for Tesla Model Ss also due next year, the Jag series will be the main support championship to the FIA’s FormulaE in 2018.
The production car’s specification has not yet been confirmed but Jaguar is aiming to replicate the concept car’s impressive spec, which we summarise here in this brief guide to what is sure to be one of the most eagerly anticipated new cars of the year.