Jaguar likely to offer cheaper fleet version of I-Pace electric car
Jaguar has hinted that it could offer multiple battery options of its first electric car, the I-Pace SUV, providing lower-cost versions which could broaden its appeal with fleets.
The I-Pace goes on sale from March 2018, will at first be built with the single option of a 90kWh battery providing “more than 500km” range (300 miles). Launch models could be followed by versions with reduced power and a smaller battery capacity, using the modular design of the battery pack to provide different kilowatt-hour capacities in a less expensive package. However, this will likely depend on demand.
Speaking to Jaguar’s vehicle integration manager for I-Pace, James Matthews, on-site at Jaguar’s Gaydon HQ, Fleet World was told numerous details about the vehicle including chief specifications: dual electric motors producing a combined 394bhp, 516lb/ft torque, coupled with a 90kWh (84.7kWh usable) Li-ion battery and a single speed transmission...
https://fleetworld.co.uk/jaguar-likely- ... ctric-car/
GRA wrote:edatoakrun wrote:Some semi-official numbers reported below.400kg lighter than a Model X.
Disappointing (IMO) if correct, ~4,500 lbs.
Why would that be disappointing? BEVs are heavier than ICEs, and 400kg. of weight savings is pretty substantial. Not sure how they stack up size-wise.
Lighter is better.
Hopefully a cheaper (and lighter) I-PACE with a smaller pack will eventually make it to our market.
The I-PACE has about the same footprint as a model 3 but is taller with a much larger cab, likely close to the same interior volume as as the (severely overweight) Tesla X.