Car-maker Jaguar is to enter the electric vehicle market, announcing the launch of it I-PACE concept vehicle today (15 November).
Due to be available to buy in 2018, the I-PACE promises a 500km range, with a 0-100% charge of the vehicleâ€™s lithium ion battery expected to take around two hours for a 50kW DC charge.
According to Jaguar, the all-wheel drive vehicle will be capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in around four seconds, with two electric motors offering a combined power output of 400PS and 700Nm of torque.
Jaguar Land Rover formally announced the launch of the vehicle at a car launch in Los Angeles.
Commenting on the new vehicle, Jaguarâ€™s director of design Ian Callum, said: â€œPeople tell me they think the car is going to change. Well, as long as weâ€™ve got eyes in our heads and sit the way we do in cars theyâ€™re not. What changes with a battery electric vehicle is the absence of mechanical machinery sitting in particular places. Thatâ€™s the opportunity.â€