Jaguar I-Pace. It’s what revs our motors.
You may have noticed over the last few months, but we have a particular thing for electric cars. Why? Because we’re tree-hugging hippies. Deep down. We care about the environment, and the future of life on Earth – which is why we’re always excited about a new, sexy car that skips the internal combustion engine for battery power.
The Jaguar saves the jaguar.
And what’s sexier than a Jaguar? Never mind that the feline it’s named after is like a leopard on steroids. They’re among the classiest and most cutting-edge sports cars on the planet.
Jaguar I-Pace ripples its muscles.
Who says being electric means sacrificing power and speed? This baby bounds like an actual jungle cat, going from 0 – 100 in 4.8 seconds. That’s a heck of an acceleration. It’s because it delivers 700 Nm torque with a 294 kW engine. That torque is the same as an F-Type.
But just because it is a sports car doesn’t mean it is, like its real-life counterpart, a loner. There’s plenty of space for the cubs in the back, as it features five seats. Basically, a family car that roars.
A Jaguar needs (and gets) a large range.
One of the concerns first-time buyers of electric cars have is range. How far can they actually go before heading back? How much driving can they do because “refuelling” isn’t easy? The Jaguar I-Pace is really good with this. You’ll have more than enough distance to travel on average, as the range tops out around the 500km mark with a full charge
In fact, for city living, the average Johannesburg driver probably just needs to connect to the mains about once a week. According to the official specs manual, it takes around 90 minutes to go from near empty to 80 per cent full battery.
The interior is the luxury you’d expect from Jaguar. And because an electric car these days requires less space for its combustion engine and other associated parts, there’s a lot more of it for your storage needs. It may seem surprising, but you actually get both rear boot and front boot luggage space – more storage, more fun! The spaciousness extends to the cabin, too, making this a great outings vehicle.
The I-Pace should already be ready to own. According to Jaguar, this car was made available sometime the latter half of 2018. Enquire at your local Jaguar dealer today and take green-living to the next level.
We’d have made some word play involving taking it up a gear, but being an electric car, gears aren’t involved at all.
Take it up a voltage? Nah, doesn’t work, but we tried.