Jaguar has unleashed its first electric vehicle, the I-Pace, on the streets of London’s famous Olympic Park.

The electric performance SUV concept will be revealed by the end of the year and will be on the road in the second half of 2018.

It can go from zero to hundred in about four seconds, with a range of over 500km from the 90kWh lithium-ion battery which can charge up to 80% in 90 minutes using 50kW DC charging.

Compact, lightweight electric motors at the front and rear axles generate a combined output of 395hp and 700Nm of torque, with the all-weather benefits of all-wheel drive.

Jaguar director of design Ian Callum said the I-Pace Concept has gotten positive feedback, exceeding expectations.

He said the SUV represents the next generation of battery electric vehicle design, heralding the future of motoring.

“Driving the concept on the streets is really important for the design team; it’s very special to put the car outside and in the real-world.

You can see the true value of the I-Pace’s dramatic silhouette and powerful proportions when you see it on the road, against other cars,” he said.


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