Last week, Jaguar finally suggested a initial prolongation electric vehicle, a 2019 I-Pace. As an electric crossover, it was usually healthy to review a I-Pace to the Tesla Model X, yet though U.S. pricing, it was tough to tell how accurate a comparisons were. Now we know. The Jaguar I-Pace starts during $70,495 with destination for a bottom S trim. Midlevel SEs will cost $76,845, tip trim HSEs will cost $81,495, and a special First Editions will cost $86,895.
For comparison, a Model X 75D starts during $80,700, approximately $10,000 some-more than a I-Pace. Later this year, though, a effective cost opening between a dual will get even larger. That’s since a $7,500 sovereign taxation credit for electric vehicles usually relates to a initial 200,000 EVs that an automaker sells, and Tesla expects to cranky that threshold before a finish of 2018. There’s a possibility that state incentives could change, too.
It’s also critical to note that a I-Pace wasn’t built to be a approach Model X competitor. Yes, they’re both electric crossovers, yet a I-Pace is smaller, usually offering seating for five. The Model X, on a other hand, can be configured with adult to 7 seats. And while a estimated 240-mile operation roughly ideally matches a Model X 75D’s 237-mile range, a I-Pace’s 4.5-second 0-60 time is some-more in line with a acceleration we get out of a $97,200 Model X 100D.
I-Pace buyers also won’t have entrance to Tesla’s Supercharger network, instead wanting to block in during home or find eccentric charging locations. For suburban owners who possess their possess homes and mostly use their I-Pace to invert to work, that shouldn’t be most of an issue, yet until 100-kW chargers turn some-more common along highways, roadtripping a electric Jaguar might be a challenge. On a 50-kW charger, a I-Pace can strike an 80-percent assign in about 85 minutes, yet that time drops to 40 mins on a 100-kW charger.
Look for a Jaguar I-Pace to go on sale in a second half of 2018.