India is pushing hard for EV adoption. At such times, it helps to have good premium EV cars.
So far we have some Germans with their EVs and now Jaguar ups the ante with the launch of the Jaguar I Pace Black.
The ‘Black’ series is pretty much the go-to suffix for all special edition Jaguar cars. These usually have some cosmetic upgrades and very little changes mechanically. If you have been reading MWTV regularly you would have seen the Jaguar XE, Jaguar XF Black editions.
Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced that the bookings have been opened for the new Jaguar I-PACE Black in India. The Jaguar I-PACE has achieved global recognition and won multiple awards for its outstanding design. Now, the all-electric performance SUV’s appeal is heightened further by the creation of the I-PACE Black.
This exclusive new addition to the I-PACE range benefits from an enhanced specification which includes as standard a number of additional features including the Black Pack and panoramic roof. The clean, contemporary look is accentuated by the 48.26 cm (19) Diamond Turned with Gloss Dark Grey contrast wheels. The I-PACE Black is available in the full range of exciting colours, including Aruba and Farallon Pearl black premium metallic paints.
Mechanically, there are no changes expected. Hence, the I-Pace Black would have the same 90 kWH battery as the regular Jaguar I Pace. It should have two electric motors delivering a combined output of 400hp power and 696Nm of torque. The Jaguar I Pace regular version weighs in at 2.2-tonne. The Jaguar I Pace electric SUV can go from 0-100kph t in 4.8sec and has a limited top speed of 200kph.
The battery is rated at 470 kms and it charges from 0 to 80 percent in just 45 minutes if one is using a 100 kW rapid charger. If the regular 7 kW AC box charger is used, the battery can take 10 hours to charge up to full.
Rohit Suri, President and Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India said, “The I-PACE Black enhances the appeal of this multi award winning Battery Electric Vehicle, making it even more distinctive and desirable.”
We look forward to more premium SUVs that blur the line between luxury and performance from standard IC engine cars. Especially since we know that their time in production is very limited. So far we have the Audi eTron SUV and the Mercedes EQC to choose from.
What do you think of such EVs? Can they increase the mainstream adoption with such premium EVs?