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Jaguar I-Pace concept electric SUV driven on London streets [Watch]

The Jaguar I-Pace concept electric SUV has finally hit the streets for the first time in London after being shown off recently at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The I-Pace Concept has an aluminum-extensive electric-battery architecture that Jaguar says helps reduce the weight of the car. A single charge allows the I-Pace to cover a distance of 310 miles. The electric SUV is capable of delivering 395bhp power 516 pound-feet of torque for accelerating from 0-60 in just 4 seconds. According to Jaguar, the battery pack takes around two hours to get fully charged.

Like its predecessor F-Pace the new I-Pace uses the same double wishbone front suspension and integral link rear suspension which was proven effective. The front bumper is made smooth and given more aerodynamic shape for better performance and speed. The car rides on 23-inch alloy wheels and bespoke 265/35 R23 tires and uses electromechanical steering.

The interior of the new I-Pace consist of newly designed cockpit having three display screen one with a 12-inch touchscreen and another with 5.5-inch display operated by two aluminum rotary controls for handling climate control and infotainment system.

Jaguar is facing the problem of battery warming and cooling but the engineers have a plan to solve this major problem. The car also equipped with heat scavenger at the front of the car to release temperature and bring it back to the battery even in sub-zero temperature. Jaguar said that the I-Pace will enter production in late 2017 and it will go on sale in mid-2018, and will arrive in showrooms as a 2018 model. Jaguar is likely to add some more electric vehicles with an electric sedan concept likely being the next.