Jaguar's I-Pace set to debut in Geneva in March

That's why Jaguar has developed a pre-conditioning system for the I-Pace that ensures it delivers its maximum range, performance and comfort whether temperatures are freezing cold or extremely hot.

Unsurprisingly, the feedback on how the i-Pace copes with ice and properly low temperatures is positive, and if the electric SUV can cope with -40C it should be just fine most other places. To make sure that latter claim is correct, Jaguar turned to its testing facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, to complete the extreme winter testing portion of its development.

Cold weather has not, traditionally, been the friend of electric vehicles.

Extreme temperatures have a much more severe effect on the performance of electric cars compared to their internal combustion competition. Despite that, there are some big advantages of going EV when there's snow and ice underfoot, with the instantaneous torque often making for a more sure-footed vehicle than a gasoline or diesel equivalent.

Aimed at taking on the likes of Tesla's Model X as well as petrol-powered SUVs like the Audi Q7, Jaguar promises a range of up to 310 miles, and batteries capable of recharging to 80% capacity in 45 minutes.


Jaguar's local product public affairs manager, James Scrimshaw, told CarAdvice the I-Pace is now scheduled to go on sale in Australia around October 2018.

It's an impressively short time. The company finally announced a reveal date of March 1. On that sort of supply, the automaker suggested, it would take just over two hours to fully charge the electric SUV. It's important to note; after all, a Model X on a Tesla Supercharger will now get up to 120 kW - if it's the only auto plugged into the charger - and take around 40 minutes to go from zero to 80-percent.

In addition, owners will be able to use mains power to prepare the battery and cabin temperature ahead of a journey.

Further details around pricing and specifications for our market will likely come around the Geneva show, and in the lead-up to the I-Pace's local launch.


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