This is it, folks! Jag’s first-ever electric vehicle is arriving in two days!

A little over a year after introducing the Jaguar I-Pace Concept, the British automaker is all set to unveil the production version of the same model. The live reveal will take place on March 1 at 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time. Jaguar will be live-streaming the festivities straight from its production facility in Graz, Austria. From there, the I-Pace will make the trip to Geneva, Switzerland where it will make its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Set those alarm clocks ready because Jag’s first-ever electric vehicle is ready to roll.

Jaguar I-Pace Debut Live Stream

So, what do we know so far about the Jaguar I-Pace? We know about its ties to history as the first electric car to come from Jaguar. We also know that the I-Pace is the newest member of Jag’s Pace family of SUVs. But did you know that the arrival of the I-Pace marks the culmination of a seven-year, electrification process that essentially began in 2010 with the introduction of the C-X75 Concept?

From an aesthetic standpoint, we know that the production I-Pace will be loosely based on the concept version. Recent spy shots of a test mule show similar proportions with the concept, albeit a little more toned down than the latter. Jaguar’s design language is also clear, specifically the front section of the SUV, which adopts a similar front grille and headlamps setup. The vents and front bumper are more restrained on the production model, something that’s to be expected when compared to the concept version. It’s also worth noting that the production model adopts a similar coupe-like profile like how the concept was presented at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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If there’s one thing we do know about the production I-Pace, it’s that it will carry the same powertrain like the one found underneath the body of the I-Pace Concept. That powertrain involves a pair of electric motors that are integrated into the front and rear axles. Together, they combine to produce 394 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, enough juice to propel it from an idle position to 60 mph in around four seconds. More importantly, the I-Pace is expected to carry a range of 300 miles, putting in the conversation with the Tesla Model X as having the longest single-charge range among all-electric SUVs that are on the market today.

There’s certainly a lot riding on the Jaguar I-Pace to live up to the hype it’s been generating. Fortunately, it looks like Jag already has an ace on its hands. We’ll know soon enough, though, if that’s the case when the Jaguar I-Pace finally makes its long-awaited debut on March 1.

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Jaguar I-PACE to be unveiled on Jaguar social channels via live webcast on March 1 at 1:00PM EST (19:00 CET)
The Jaguar I-PACE is the first all-electric vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover and is the newest member of the Jaguar ‘PACE’ SUV family
The I-PACE will make its official public debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6
Watch the live I-PACE reveal on March 1 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpyh-4q661g
(MAHWAH, N.J.) – February 25, 2018 – Jaguar will live stream the global premiere of its first-ever battery electric vehicle (BEV), the Jaguar I-PACE, on March 1, 2018 at 1:00PM EST (19:00 CET) from its manufacturing location in Graz, Austria.

Thousands of prospective customers from around the world have already pressed the ‘I want one’ button on the Jaguar website to register their interest in the hotly anticipated electric performance SUV, and Jaguar is responding by throwing the doors to its live-reveal wide open; hosting an online webcast on its social channels.

The I-PACE is the newest member of the Jaguar ‘PACE’ SUV family and is the EV that drivers have been waiting for, delivering sustainable sports car performance, all-wheel drive agility and five-seat SUV practicality.

Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, said: “Since revealing the I-PACE Concept in 2016, we have been counting down to this moment. The all-electric I-PACE is not only a pioneer within our business, it promises to revolutionise the industry. Never before have I been so excited for a launch – the world is watching with great anticipation and I cannot wait for the world to see everything we have achieved with this car.”

The I-PACE will be capable of rapid charging from zero to 80 percent in 45 minutes on a 100kW DC charger1 and has been rigorously tested across extremes of terrain and climate.

With more than 1.5 million test miles and a further 11,000 hours of rig simulations completed by more than 200 production prototypes, the Jaguar design and engineering teams have created an outstanding all-electric SUV ready for the variety of conditions found in markets around the world.

The official public debut of the Jaguar I-PACE will be at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6.

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