Jaguar’s first fully-electric crossover recently underwent winter testing in Sweden ahead of its global debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
The Jaguar I-Pace, like every car, needed to undergo extreme cold weather testing prior to going on sale. While many customers never experience weather at -40°, some do. That’s why many manufacturers take their vehicles to the Arctic for testing. In the case of the new I-Pace, that’s Arjeplog, Sweden.

In addition to its standard testing, Jaguar brought along a Scandinavian customer to drive on the frozen lake in Arjeplog. In the passenger seat was a Jaguar engineer, and he was able to push the car to extremes without fear of crashing.

The I-Pace has all-wheel drive, which can split torque from the front and rear axles. Additionally, there’s active torque vectoring that can send power to individual wheels. It’s sports car technology that the company is applying to its electric vehicle.

“Not only will the I-Pace charge quickly enough for our customers to carry out their everyday lives, it will offer powerful and precise performance in a variety of conditions and climactic extremes. Allied with the versatile credentials of our celebrated Pace family, this will be an electric performance SUV like no other,” said Ian Hoban, Jaguar Vehicle Line Director.

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The I-Pace will allow customers to precondition the car while still attached to power before beginning the journey. That means the battery can be ready for travel and the cabin can be set to the driver’s preferred temperature without sacrificing range.

When attached to a 100 kW DC fast charger, the I-Pace is capable of going from a completely dead battery to 80-percent charged in approximately 45 minutes.
The vehicle will be revealed via a livestream on Mar. 1, 2018. The Geneva Motor Show starts on March 6.
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