Jaguar has been previewing its first all-electric production car for some time now, and it’s finally official. The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE will arrive in US dealerships in the second half of 2018, offering a British alternative to Tesla’s Model X for those wanting a zero-emissions SUV. Although the scale of a midsize SUV on the outside, the packaging inside means you have the cabin room from the category above.
That cabin gets the dual-touchscreen infotainment system we’ve already seen on the Range Rover Velar, though with an electrification twist. The navigation can take into account route topography, driving style, and other EV-specific factors as it figures out where to take you. Meanwhile, you can remotely access the I-PACE’s features from your smartphone, Echo smart speaker, or smart watch.
All-wheel drive is standard, as is a 90 kWh battery which Jaguar says will recharge to 80-percent in 40 minutes on a 100 kW DC Fast Charger. Range is expected to be around 240 miles, though probably less if you test out the 4.5 second 0-60 mph time too often.