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Jaguar I-Pace will be officially revealed on 1 March

01 February 2018

For one thing, the I-PACE will be the first real rival for Tesla, meaning it'll offer a comparable performance figures (more on that in a minute) all put together inside a premium package. Set to be unveiled on the World Wide Web on March 1, the fully electric crossover will be publicly exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show beginning with March 6.

These photos serve as proof that the Jaguar I-Pace has been tested in temperatures as low as -40°F at the Jaguar Land Rover cold weather test facility in Arjeplog, Sweden. Hopefully more details will surface closer to the official reveal.

Temperatures at the Swedish test site reached as low as -40 deg F. As you'd expect, there'll be pre-conditioning offered for when you have the auto plugged in, automatically adjusting the cabin temperature ahead of time so that you don't waste power on that when underway.

"Pre-conditioning the vehicle ensures maximum range, performance and comfort whether temperatures are freezing cold or extremely hot".

Jaguar Land Rover's Dr Wolfgang Ziebart said: "This is an uncompromised electric vehicle designed from a clean sheet of paper: we've developed a new architecture and selected only the best technology available".

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.

Jaguar has revealed in the process that the i-Pace will be able to condition its batteries (when it's plugged-in) ahead of a journey to maximise range, and that it will be able to use a fast charger to take on 80 per cent charge in 45 minutes, about on a par with Tesla's Supercharger. The battery will power a pair of electric motors, one at each axle, which deliver a combined 400 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

It sure feels like the Jaguar I-Pace electric auto concept was revealed longer ago than November 2016.

Furthermore, as evidenced by this YouTube video showing a potential Scandinavian customer testing the all-wheel drive SUV in Arctic conditions, the I-PACE will also be capable of "sports auto performance". "Allied with the versatile credentials of our celebrated PACE family, this will be an electric performance SUV like no other".

Jaguar I-Pace will be officially revealed on 1 March