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Jaguar I-PACE wins top motoring awards

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The revolutionary all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has been named as the Sunday Times Car of the Year, as well as Green Car of the Year.
Jaguar I-PACE wins top motoring awards
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The Jaguar I-PACE zero emissions SUV has a range of 292 miles and an acceleration of 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. It had already been named Car of the Year by Auto Express and T3 as well as collecting the 2018 What Car? Reader Award. The Green Car of the Year Award is its fifth major award since it was first revealed on the market in March. The vehicle is available to order now, priced from £58,995, including government incentives.  

The News UK motoring awards are shortlisted by the motoring experts from News UK’s publications, including the Sunday Times and The Sun. It was these experts that voted Jaguar’s first all-electric car, the I-PACE, as Sunday Times Car of the Year, however it was a public vote that decided the I-PACE’s victory in the Green Car of the Year category.

“We’re absolutely overjoyed to see the I-PACE pick up another two major awards in the UK, including Sunday Times Car of the Year” said Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD. “We’ve always said that I-PACE is revolutionary, using technology, design and packaging never before seen in a Jaguar, and we’re extremely grateful that the media and our customers agreewith us.I-PACE is absolutely a sign of things to come from Jaguar, so I’m sure there’s a bright future ahead.”

Nick Rufford, Sunday Times Motoring Editor, added that Jaguar scored a first for Britain by winning the race to launch the first luxury electric car to challenge Tesla’s dominance of the sector, against stiff competition from Audi, Porsche and Mercedes, whose fully electric cars will be on the road next year. The I-PACE is a tremendous achievement and shows that Jaguar's engineers still lead the field in automotive engineering.

The I-PACE will be able to achieve a 0-80 percent battery charge in 85-minutes using DC charging (50kW) and offer a range of up to 292 miles on a single charge. Home charging with an approved Jaguar AC wall box (7kW) will achieve the same state of charge in just over ten hours – ideal for overnight charging. The vehicle calculates range using the most accurate system Jaguar has ever produced, taking into account route topography, climate conditions and driver inputs. The I-PACE is Jaguar’s first vehicle to include the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, capable of over-the-air software updates, and uses artificial intelligence to adapt to a driver’s personal preferences, ensuring driving and infotainment settings are matched to each individual using the car.

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