The exterior has a cab-forward design, taking cues from Jaguar’s 2010 C-X75 supercar with a coupelike silhouette. Callum calls the design “bold” and a new direction for EVs.
Jaguar said the vehicle can be 80 per cent charged in 90 minutes and 100 per cent in two hours using 50kW DC fast charging.
The concept has a Jaguar-developed, liquid-cooled 90kWh lithium ion battery pack, that uses pouch cells that are energy dense and has a better thermal performance. The pack covers the entire floor of the vehicle, lowering the centre of gravity and boosting the dynamic performance, Jaguar says.
“The opportunities offered by an electric powertrain are huge. Electric vehicles offer designers much greater freedom, and it is an opportunity we must grasp. This is why the I-PACE Concept is developed on a new architecture which has been designed to optimize electric vehicle performance, aerodynamics and interior space.”
The I-Pace Concept has the dimensions of a compact crossover with a 117.7-inch wheelbase. It is slightly shorter than the standard F-Pace but features a longer wheelbase than the F-Pace. Overall, it is 184.3 inches long and 74.4 inches wide with a height of 61.4 inches.
The I-Pace has a low hood and wide wheel arches to give it a sporty look. It features a hood scoop and full LED headlights. The rear has a composite spoiler to reduce lift at higher speeds.