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.
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. Tesla Model 3
- 2. Kia e-Niro
- 3. Jaguar I-Pace
- 4. Hyundai Kona Electric
- 5. Tesla Model S
- 6. Nissan Leaf
- 7. Mercedes EQC
- 8. Audi e-tron
- 9. BMW i3
- 10. Renault ZOE
- 1IntroductionThere are more electric cars than ever to choose from so we've picked the top 10 best electric cars you can buy in the UK now
- 21. Tesla Model 3We've waited a long time for the Tesla Model 3 and find it's in a class of its own
- 32. Kia e-NiroKia’s electric SUV offers a big electric range at an affordable price point
- 43. Jaguar I-Pace - currently readingGame-changing SUV puts Jaguar at the front of the premium EV pack
- 54. Hyundai Kona ElectricElectric version of Hyundai's family hatch is just as convincing as a Leaf
- 65. Tesla Model S Who says electric cars can't be fast or luxurious? Tesla's Model S does both while incorporating groundbreaking design
- 76. Nissan Leaf The Nissan Leaf was the first mass-produced EV to go on sale in the UK, and the Mk2 has moved things even further forward
- 87. Mercedes EQCThe Mercedes EQC doesn’t have the premium electric SUV segment to itself, but it’s a worthy contender
- 98. Audi e-tron Audi has joined the luxury electric SUV fray with the e-tron, it’s flagship plug-in vehicle.
- 109. BMW i3 BMW's i3 electric car delivers premium quality, tiny running costs and surprising pace
- 1110. Renault ZOERenault has gone for electric cars in a big way and the stylish ZOE supermini suggests it could be on to something