Next Green Car – Premium Car Award 2018

Premium Car WINNER: Jaguar I-Pace

The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first electric model - and its abundantly clear that they've done a brilliant job straight out of the box. The all-electric SUV combines two fast-growing market trends – SUVs and EVs - and packages everything up in a premium product that sits perfectly alongside other models within the Jaguar range.

The official driving range of almost 300 miles (equivalent to around 240 miles real-world) is plenty for most drivers to work with, and enough to compete with the more established models from rival Tesla. Coming to market before the firm's traditional German rivals - Mercedes-Benz and Audi - has given Jaguar a crucial lead over the competition. The I-Pace also lives up to its name. With twin electric motors producing 294 kW (400hp), it easily beats most sportscars from a standing start.

Fun to drive, stylish, spacious, comfortable, and quick; essentially the I-Pace is a great SUV that just happens to be electric. Add in ultra-rapid charging capabilities, which allow for a 0-80% charge of the 90 kWh battery in less than 45 minutes, and I-Pace owners will have a long-distance EV with the added convenience of short recharging times. The Jaguar I-Pace is priced from £59,995 OTR (including the Category 1 OLEV grant).

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NGC verdict: "The all-electric I-Pace feels every inch a Jaguar, combining performance, practicality, and premium comfort in a way few other manufacturers can. This model is set become an iconic electric car and paves the way for Jaguar to become a world-leading electric brand."

Next: NGC Next-Gen Car Award 2018

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019

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