Ian Hoban, Jaguar vehicle line director, said: "After 1.5 million global test miles, the I-Pace is ready for production and is proven to deliver long distances on a single charge".
Yesterday we reported on the final testing of the new Jaguar i-Pace as Jaguar work to sign-off their first electric vehicle for production by running production prototypes for 1.5 million miles.
In a drive from Sunset Boulevard in LA to Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, senior engineer Simon Patel took a prospective customer on a 200-mile drive to show off how close to production the I-Pace was.
Potential customers have pressed the "I want one" button on www.jaguar.co.za to place a deposit or register a strong interest in the hotly anticipated electric SUV.
"Jaguar's first battery electric vehicle will also be fast to charge - our target is a zero to 80 per cent charge being achievable in a coffee break".
Full specification and pricing for Jaguar's electric performance SUV will be announced late in 2018 when order books will officially open in South Africa. That power is sent through all four wheels, with that equating to a 0-60mph time of roughly four seconds.
At the unveiling of the I-Pace Concept past year, Ian Callum, Jaguar's director of design, said: "The I-Pace Concept is a radical departure for electric vehicles".
Jaguar are yet to confirm the i-Pace's production specs, but we can't see it very likely they will be any less impressive than the concept auto - and that's pretty impressive.