Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV booking has commenced ahead of the launch. Jaguar Land Rover plans to start delivery of the all-electric performance SUV from March 2021.
The Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV gets power from a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that churns out 400 PS of power through twin motors, each powering one axle. The battery pack comes with a warranty of 8 years or 160,000 km. Additionally, the electric SUV comes with a complimentary 5 years service package and 5 years Jaguar Roadside Assistance.
The Jaguar I-Pace is capable of accelerating 0-100 kmph in 4.8 seconds. The India-spec Jaguar I-Pace electric performance SUV will be available in three variants – S, SE, and HSE.
Jaguar Land Rover will also offer a 7.4 kW AC wall mounted charger with the Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV that will enable the customer to charge the electric car in home or office. Also, the customer will be able to access ‘EZ Charge’ EV charging network being installed by Tata Power. The ‘EZ Charge’ network already has over 200 charging points in more than 23 cities across India.
Commenting on the commencement of booking for the Jaguar I-Pace, Rohit Suri, President and MD, Jaguar Land Rover India, said, “We are extremely thrilled to commence our electric journey in the Indian market with the introduction of the Jaguar I-PACE. While focusing on the company’s vision of creating a sustainable future, we are committed to the introduction of electrified vehicles across the Jaguar and Land Rover portfolio.”
The Jaguar I-Pace will be the fifth model in the luxury carmaker’s portfolio in India, which include models like XE, XF, F-PACE and F-TYPE. The Tata Group owned British marquee has 27 authorized outlets in 24 cities across India.
Indian government has been promoting the electric vehicles across the country and plans to offer $4.6 billion in incentives to the companies to set up advanced battery manufacturing facilities in the country in a bid to boost investment in clean-energy cars including electric mobility.
Mercedes-Benz has already launched its EQC electric crossover in India. Arrival of I-Pace will mark the entry of second luxury all-electric car in India. Tesla too has announced that it will enter the Indian market in the next fiscal.
When it comes to the electric mobility, range anxiety has been a great concern for the companies in India. Tata Group having a major stake in the automobile market aims to grab the opportunity and using the synergies between Tata Motors, Tata Chemicals and Tata Power to make electric cars and batteries locally, setting up charging stations and building a battery recycling plant as well.