The all-electric I-Pace has been given its first public driving tests
Jaguar's first electric car has been driven in London ahead of next year's launch, with the I-Pace concept driven on the roads around the Olympic Park.
The new all-electric SUV previews a full production version due in 2018, which Jaguar claims will have a range of more than 300 miles (NEDC) - more than 220 miles real-world range - and can be charged from 0-80% in 90 minutes on the existing 50kW rapid DC charging infrastructure.
With electric motors on the front and rear axles, the I-Pace produces 400hp and 700Nm of torque, the same figures as Jaguar's flagship coupe, the F-Type SVR. The powertrain will get the I-Pace from 0-62mph in around four seconds.
Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, said: "The feedback on the I-Pace Concept has been fantastic. With the I-PACE Concept we've torn up the rule book to create a vehicle with supercar inspired aesthetics, sports car performance and SUV space, in one electric package. It has surprised people and the enthusiasm for our first electric vehicle has been beyond all my expectations.
"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. The I-Pace Concept represents the next generation of battery electric vehicle design. For me, the future of motoring has arrived."