Jaguar I-PACE all electric SUV

Jaguar I-PACE

Jaguar’s I-pace is classified as a large SUV but its most significant feature is that it is an all-electric vehicle.  David Brown has been trying it out on a wide range of road conditions.

Jaguar’s first all electric vehicle, the i-Pace large SUV has won a heap of awards.

All-wheel drive is achieved with two electric motors delivering a total of a whopping 294 kw and 696 Nm of torque.

It’s not just fast it is quiet.  Under full acceleration is still has a whirring sound like a starwars’ space ship going into hyperspace rather than the raucous, straining noise you get from a large internal combustion engine.

Its styling is distinctively good and the interior controls are model but occasionally quirky.

It costs between $124,000 and $146,000 plus on roads and options

Range and managing the battery charging requires some thought which I will talk about next time.

About David Brown 604 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto