Jaguar I-Pace - Best electric cars

Game-changing SUV puts Jaguar at the front of the premium EV pack

With a string of great new models introduced in the past few years, Jaguar is on a roll. But the I-Pace marks a new direction for the company, and it means it now has a premium electric SUV on its books that has not only beaten its German rivals to market, but has the measure of electric pioneer Tesla, too.

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It's based on an all-new bespoke electric car platform that places the batteries low in the chassis and adds electric motors front and rear for four-wheel drive. This means excellent grip and traction, and far better handling than a Tesla Model X. Those motors produce 395bhp, so while the I-Pace doesn't have the searing acceleration of the fastest Tesla's, a 0-62mph time of 4.2 seconds is still more than fast enough by anybody's standard.

More importantly, Jaguar claims a range of almost 300 miles, so you should easily be able to cover 150 miles before any serious charging will need to be done. Unfortunately, a flat battery will take 12 hours to recharge on a standard mains plug, but fast-charge options are available that can drastically reduce these charge times.

Best electric cars to buy 2019

  1. 1. Tesla Model 3
  2. 2. Kia e-Niro
  3. 3. Jaguar I-Pace
  4. 4. Hyundai Kona Electric
  5. 5. Tesla Model S
  6. 6. Nissan Leaf
  7. 7. Mercedes EQC
  8. 8. Audi e-tron
  9. 9. BMW i3
  10. 10. Renault ZOE

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