Jaguar has showcased a new video of its all-electric I-Pace SUV. In the video, the British explains the importance of thermal management for electric vehicles like I-Pace and Jaguar’s I-Type Formula E race car.
Wolfgang Ziebart, Jaguar’s technical design manager, explains that in racing, effective thermal management means drivers can compete faster and longer out on track. For road cars such as I-Pace, drivers can gain up to 50km more range between charges.
Powered by a 90kWh lithium-ion battery, the I-Pace will be able to accelerate from 0-60mph in around 4 seconds, with a targeted range of more than 500km (NEDC cycle) and approximately 220 miles on EPA test cycles. Charging is easy and quick; an 80 percent charge can be achieved in 90 minutes and 100 percent charge achieved in just over two hours using 50kW DC fast charging.
Compact, lightweight electric motors at the front and rear axles generate a combined output of 400HP and 516-lb ft of all-wheel drive torque, putting power down and maintaining traction on a variety of surfaces and weather conditions. Response is immediate and the system provides exceptional control over the front and rear torque distribution, responding immediately to driver inputs, road conditions and vehicle characteristics.
The Jaguar I-Pace will be on sale in the second half of 2018.