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First Jaguar electric vehicle revealed through a world first virtual reality experience

  • Jaguar tears up the rule book creating a concept with supercar looks, sports car performance and SUV space, in one electric package
  • A long distance sprinter that accelerates to 60 mph in around 4 seconds, with a range of more than 500km (NEDC cycle) and rapid charging of 90kWh battery
  • Driver-focused all-wheel-drive performance from twin-electric motors generating 700Nm of torque and 400PS
  • Jaguar confirms production I-PACE will be on the road in 2018, with precise, agile driving dynamics as yet unseen on an electric vehicle
  • World-first, live cross-continent VR reveal experience transports audience into a unique virtual world to explore the I-PACE Concept using tech from world-leaders HTC VIVE™ and Dell Precision
  • Jaguar fans, guests and customers, including James Corden, Michelle Rodriguez, Miranda Kerr and David Gandy joined the car’s creators in this unique virtual world
  • To be one of the first owners go to jaguar.com and click the ‘I want one’ button
Whitley, Coventry – 15th November 2016. The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. This is a production preview of the Jaguar I-PACE, which will be revealed next year and on the road in 2018. Customers can register now at jaguar.com to be one of the first I-PACE owners.

Jaguar’s engineering and design teams have torn up the rule book to create a bespoke electric architecture, matched with dramatic design. The result is a no-compromise smart, five seat sports car and a performance SUV in one.
Ian Callum, Director of Design, said: “The I-PACE Concept represents the next generation of electric vehicle design. It’s a dramatic, future-facing cab-forward design with a beautiful interior – the product of authentic Jaguar DNA, electric technology and contemporary craftsmanship.

“Our virtual reality reveal today has pushed technology boundaries as well, and captures the hi-tech essence of the concept car. We only have one concept car and it is in LA for the reveal. For the first time, VR has allowed us share it across the globe in the most immersive way possible.”

This unique and world-first ‘social VR’ reveal is believed to be the largest live and connected VR event of its type to date. Throughout the day more than 300 guests were transported into a specially created life-like virtual space, into which, two of the car’s creators, Ian Callum and Ian Hoban were projected.

From VR hubs in Los Angeles and London, groups of 66 guests including A-list stars Michelle Rodriguez, Miranda Kerr and James Corden, used HTC Vive Business Edition headsets, powered by Dell Precision workstations, to put themselves inside the concept car and interact live with other participants. Guests ‘sat’ on the concept’s virtual seats, had a 360[SUP]0[/SUP] view of Venice Beach as the concept was built piece by piece around them, and saw the I-PACE Concept race towards them across a virtual desert.

Dr Wolfgang Ziebart, Jaguar Land Rover, 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. The I-PACE Concept fully exploits the potential EVs can offer in space utilisation, driving pleasure and performance."
The state-of-the-art electric motors and 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack were designed in-house by Jaguar Land Rover to give the best possible performance and range for most daily journeys. Where ever you are in the world you can simply plug your car into a wall socket overnight, and have more than enough range to complete the average daily commute of around 50 km.

For rapid charging, using a typical public 50 KW DC charging network, a full charge will take just over 2 hours. Enough to deliver more than 220 miles range (measured on the US EPA test cycle) or more than 500 km range (measured on the European NEDC test cycle).

The I-PACE Concept transforms the electric driving experience and offers the driver-focused performance and response Jaguar is renowned for. To help deliver this, the I-PACE has electric motors on the front and rear axles. Their combined output is 400PS and 700Nm of torque – the same torque rating as the F-TYPE SVR.
Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, described the set up to VR guests who were able to use virtual reality to get under the skin of this ground-breaking technology. He said: "Electric motors provide immediate response with no lag, no gearshifts and no interruptions. Their superior torque delivery compared to internal combustion engines transforms the driving experience. With 700Nm and the traction benefits of all-wheel drive, the I-PACE Concept accelerates from 0-60mph in around four seconds."

The virtual reality experience also allowed participants to sit in the front and rear of the Jaguar I-PACE Concept and explore the beautiful interior, discovering hidden details and features.
Ian Callum said: “The interior of the I-PACE Concept is finished with beautiful, premium materials and an unwavering attention to detail. Throughout the interior you will discover a host of beautiful details to surprise and delight. From the expansive panoramic glass roof to the sporting, beautifully finished seats, every feature bears the hallmark of British craftsmanship.

“And there is digital craftsmanship too, with two touch screens serving up information when and where you need it, limiting distraction and improving the driving experience”
Renowned VR Director, Alexander Horton, led the creative direction. Participants experienced the car being built around them, speeding towards them and appearing to fall to Earth from another planet – clearly signalling the future-forward nature of the revolutionary Jaguar.

The new and exciting VR platform pushed the boundaries further than ever before, with the inclusion of social interaction and a live presenter broadcast into a single VR world.
Groups in both LA and London were able to communicate and interact with one another, all whilst watching Ian Callum and Ian Hoban explain through high-end real-time 3D graphics both the design process and technology behind this forward-thinking concept car.

The VR content from the reveal will now be available on Viveport through a dedicated Jaguar app allowing consumers to experience the I-PACE Concept at home.
Jaguar joined forces with VR leaders HTC, Computer experts Dell and Creative agencies ReWind and Imagination to create the world’s largest, global, connected VR experience.
Dan O’ Brien, Vice President Virtual Reality at HTC said: "Jaguar Land Rover is renowned for its innovative spirit, and with Vive Business Edition we’re thrilled to be the virtual reality partner to help bring their latest launch into an immersive VR landscape and to VIVE users at home. With the blend of cinematics and Vive’s room-scale VR technology, the I-PACE Concept VR experience offers an incredible level of immersion, and showcases an exciting reimagining of the traditional car launch.”

Dell Precision workstations powered the design and development of the Jaguar I-PACE Concept and the VR reveal experience. Dell Precision Tower Workstations are configured specifically with the increased performance, graphics and memory for VR content creation and advanced commercial visualization, making these types of applications possible in new areas of business, such as automotive.

Rahul Tikoo, Vice President and General Manager for Dell Precision, said: “Dell has long been involved in VR. We’ve been evolving our business model to introduce solutions that are optimized for the future of VR, from our VR-ready XPS and Alienware devices for the best VR experience to VR-ready Dell Precision solutions for professionals to create it. The Jaguar I-PACE Concept, designed and introduced with VR, reinforces the incredible innovation that’s possible with VR technologies and the potential to ultimately transform industries.”

Ross Wheeler, Head of Automotive at Imagination, said: “For the first time in history, a global automotive brand has used fully immersive VR to launch their latest car. This launch takes the individual far beyond any new car experience they would have witnessed before, allowing people across the world to connect in real time, be fully immersed within the vehicle and share live together their experience of Jaguar’s first ever electric vehicle.”
“Jaguar, by embracing cutting-edge technology in this way, has created an experience rich and rewarding for its consumers. It has undoubtedly redefined the future of how automotive brands introduce their new vehicles to customers.”
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So will we ever see that petrol Ingenium engine ? :)
Jaguar's timing is exquisite. Launch a "breakthrough" EV, 'new design language' just as Trump brings back coal, breaks the Paris Agreement and the US and UK - the Axis of Bullsh!t - are hit by a 'Polar Vortex', otherwise known as 'winter', returning after El Nino and the height of the current solar cycle.

EVs will be seen within 2 years as a folly on the scale of, er, EVs, due to the usual solar cycle and a 90%+ probability of a little ice age, due to the sun's longer cycles, not man, and all the lies and propaganda that propelled car companies to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on dead-end battery tech, and consumers to pay likewise in inflated prices for limited range glorified washing machine appliances will be over, in the seeming blink of an eye.

And then we will have to focus on Jaguar's conventional powerplants. Oh dear...
 

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Have to say Jaguar's iPace Twitter account started off with a lot of sycophantic press comment but now it seems to be either a sophisticated campaign or it has been taken over by far out people.

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Jaguar's timing is exquisite. Launch a "breakthrough" EV, 'new design language' just as Trump brings back coal, breaks the Paris Agreement and the US and UK - the Axis of Bullsh!t - are hit by a 'Polar Vortex', otherwise known as 'winter', returning after El Nino and the height of the current solar cycle.

EVs will be seen within 2 years as a folly on the scale of, er, EVs, due to the usual solar cycle and a 90%+ probability of a little ice age, due to the sun's longer cycles, not man, and all the lies and propaganda that propelled car companies to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on dead-end battery tech, and consumers to pay likewise in inflated prices for limited range glorified washing machine appliances will be over, in the seeming blink of an eye.

And then we will have to focus on Jaguar's conventional powerplants. Oh dear...
I can imagine that the i-Pace if the price is sensible will sell fine in the U.K. but will it sell in the States without a faster charging system ?
 

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I can imagine that the i-Pace if the price is sensible will sell fine in the U.K. but will it sell in the States without a faster charging system ?
Immaterial. Trust me, Pekem, finding a charging station in 2018 will be the least of anyone's problems living in >40 deg. latitudes.

We've dodged the bullet of a nuclear winter thanks to Hillary being consigned to the dustbin or penitentiary of history, but for the next five, probably 30 years, we will undergo real winters the likes of Dickens' times, and coal, oil and gas will be the only order of the day to keep us alive and some semblance of industry.

Too bad UK, gripped by madness, closed almost all its coal-fired power stations in the last few years.
 

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Immaterial. Trust me, Pekem, finding a charging station in 2018 will be the least of anyone's problems living in >40 deg. latitudes.

We've dodged the bullet of a nuclear winter thanks to Hillary being consigned to the dustbin or penitentiary of history, but for the next five, probably 30 years, we will undergo real winters the likes of Dickens' times, and coal, oil and gas will be the only order of the day to keep us alive and some semblance of industry.

Too bad UK, gripped by madness, closed almost all its coal-fired power stations in the last few years.
Happy to disagree :)
You might be right about climatic changes but for now EV charging infrastructure will grow at a pace over the next five years and we had better learn to store all that Summer energy:)
 

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It is reported in the press today that Jaguar will need to develop more EVs in order to meet the CO emissions target of 95g/km by 2020.
 

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Saw a piece in a national paper this morning saying due for release in 2018. From about £60,000 with a a range over 300 miles and a 0-60 sub 4 seconds.
 

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Immaterial. Trust me, Pekem, finding a charging station in 2018 will be the least of anyone's problems living in >40 deg. latitudes.

We've dodged the bullet of a nuclear winter thanks to Hillary being consigned to the dustbin or penitentiary of history, but for the next five, probably 30 years, we will undergo real winters the likes of Dickens' times, and coal, oil and gas will be the only order of the day to keep us alive and some semblance of industry.

Too bad UK, gripped by madness, closed almost all its coal
Oh good, we have a countdown. Can you set the clock Peter. Five years for a global winter. can't wait.
 

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It is reported in the press today that Jaguar will need to develop more EVs in order to meet the CO emissions target of 95g/km by 2020.
Thats the only imperative driving manufacture of EV. In particular, the CARB is driving pretty much all EV development and sales worldwide and at significant cost to the California taxpayer.

The only market for EV is driven by CARB.
 

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The Tesla Model S and Model P100D, vehicles that are immensely larger than the I-Pace have NEDC ranges of 613km and 542km respectively.
(that is 315mi and 289mi on US EPA cycle range, which is much more stringent).

That is while accelerating twice as fast and charging 2.5 times faster.

The I-Pace would be a joke if it were released today. For a 2018 release it will be an epic joke.
 

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The Tesla Model S and Model P100D, vehicles that are immensely larger than the I-Pace have NEDC ranges of 613km and 542km respectively.
(that is 315mi and 289mi on US EPA cycle range, which is much more stringent).

That is while accelerating twice as fast and charging 2.5 times faster.

The I-Pace would be a joke if it were released today. For a 2018 release it will be an epic joke.
Possibly but I don't think so. Those cars (P100D) will be twice as expensive (the comparison should be with the 90D which states on the website 303 mile NEDC, the reports suggest 310 for the jag. So the jag will have a similar range at a much lower cost. If they are very lucky it will fit between the E and the X
 

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Price at F-Pace level

I can imagine that the i-Pace if the price is sensible will sell fine in the U.K. but will it sell in the States without a faster charging system ?
In the media kit I read a level of at or above F-Pace (car with similar performance)
 

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Two thoughts I am stuck with:
• the whole press kit is full of technobabble: battery 90 KWh - Tessa delivers 100 today not in 18 month — range of xyz, but if you check out Tessa site you learn, that it is all about the velocity; driving at 100 km/h or 140 km/h cuts out enormous amount of range!
…no one is going to drive 300 or 500 km below speed limit nowadays!
• the main screen and there are even two! has got pixels and a size of 12"(?) and Jag wants to address new markets even! I'm convinced it's all about software - were we have a history of drama (nav, apps, entertainment system, upgrades) and there was no word about all that, but about Dell computers and VR-systems???

disapointed
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