While the automotive industry is gearing up for next Electric Vehicle boom in the world, luxury vehicle brand of Indian Tata Motors, Jaguar has finally unveiled its first production electric vehicle-the I-Pace.
It is interesting to note that Jaguar had first showcased the iPace concept in 2016 and now in 2018, the production-spec version of the all-electric SUV has is nearing its global debut in a couple of days at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
Jaguar had been extensively testing the car and in fact, the design, according to Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, ‘is developed by using physics’. As per auto experts, the new electric vehicle will amp up competition for rival Tesla Model X. The company has confirmed that it has successfully tested the SUV across Europe in temperatures ranging from -40 degree Celsius to +40 degree Celsius.
Jaguar is not the only premium car brand who has come up with an electric SUV. Other luxury carmakers like Mercedes-Benz and Audi also have plans to launch electric SUVs in the near future. Audi has already confirmed that it will launch its first electric SUV, the e-Tron Quattro, on March 15, 2018.
Meanwhile, a lot of developments have taken place in the electric vehicle landscape indicating it as the “next big” thing for the auto sector. Recently, Mahindra Group and online taxi aggregator company Meru cabs announced a collaboration for a pilot Electric Vehicle project in India. Additionally, Bengaluru based tech startup Emflux Motors had launched India’s first electric superbike what they call ‘Emflux One’ at the Auto Expo 2018 amidst high-speed electric cars.