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Over 200 Jaguar I-PACE production prototypes have completed 2,414,016km and 11,000 hours of component rig testing ahead of global reveal in early 2018.

08 Dec 2017 | International News : U.S.A

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 sport utility vehicle.

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 321.8km from Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, to Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, on a single charge of its advanced Lithium-Ion battery.

Ian Hoban, Jaguar Vehicle Line Director, said, "After 2,414,016 global test kilometres, 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."
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