ALL-ELECTRIC JAGUAR I-PACE WINS POPULAR SCIENCE BEST OF WHAT’S NEW AWARD
Now in its 31st year, the Popular Science Best of What’s New Awards identify the 100 top innovations of the year across a number of categories including Automotive, Engineering, Gadgets, Software and more. To select the winners, Popular Science editors vetted thousands of candidates—ranging from feats of engineering to hyper-intelligent software—searching for objects and endeavors that not only promise to improve life, but are also more efficient and deliver on a consistent basis.
“Having the Jaguar I-PACE recognized in this year’s Popular Science Best of What’s New Awards is a great honor for the brand,” said Kim McCullough, Vice President of Marketing, Jaguar Land Rover North America. “With the I-PACE, we set out to create an electric vehicle that would truly challenge the EV offerings in the market with a combination of design, technology and performance that had never been seen before. Receiving this recognition is testament to the level of innovation that we have achieved with this vehicle.”
"The Best of What's New Awards allow us the chance to examine and honor the best innovations of the year," says Popular Science Editor-in-Chief Joe Brown. "This collection shapes our future, helps us be more efficient, keeps us healthy and safe and lets us have some fun along the way. From simple household items to massive space-exploration tools, we’re proud to bring you the Best of What's New 2018."
The Jaguar I-PACE midsize performance SUV is the first battery electric vehicle to be offered by the Jaguar brand. The vehicle’s bold proportions are a direct result of the advanced electric drivetrain and architecture that underpin the vehicle. The cab-forward profile of the I-PACE is a natural progression of the well-established design language of the Jaguar brand and retains key characteristics which make it immediately identifiable as the newest member of the Jaguar brand’s expanding ‘PACE’ family.
The I-PACE underlines the Jaguar brand’s dedication to technological advancement and is the first Jaguar vehicle to incorporate the intuitive Jaguar InControl® Touch™ Pro Duo infotainment system. It uses an innovative combination of touchscreens, capacitive sensors and tactile physical controls to operate key functions while reducing visual clutter within the cabin.2 This new human-machine interface (HMI) design features two touchscreens on the center console, designed to reduce driver distraction; separating information and interactive controls logically, while rotary controllers provide an essential physical connection between car and driver.2
Featuring a 90 kWh battery powering Jaguar-designed electric motors placed on the front and rear axles, the I-PACE delivers an EPA Estimated range of up to 234 miles3 and 0-60 mph acceleration in as little as 4.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 124 mph.4
The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE is currently on sale in the US priced from $69,5001 with the first customer deliveries taking place this month.
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1 All prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $1,025 destination / handling charge, tax, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for details.
2 Do not use Jaguar InControl® features under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control.
3 EPA estimated all-electric range is 234 miles with fully charged battery and 80 city, 72 highway, and 76 combined MPGe. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation. All figures are EPA estimates. Actual range and mileage will vary with driving conditions and style, and other factors.
4 Always follow local speed limits.