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The Sub-Zero Tested Jaguar I-Pace Can Rapidly Recharge In 45 Minutes

Nothing like going to the Arctic to test that.

Set to premiere online on March 1 ahead of its live global premiere at the Geneva Motor Show later that month, the all-new Jaguar I-Pace will be capable of a rapid battery charge from zero to 80 percent in less than 45 minutes. The all-wheel drive I-Pace will be the UK automaker’s first-ever EV and undoubtedly there’ll be more to come. But the I-Pace will be unique in that it will offer sports car performance and SUV practicality, according to Jaguar.

In short, it’ll be the ideal every day car no matter the outdoor temperatures and tasks at hand. Jaguar vehicle line director Ian Hoban claims owners will have the ability to prep the I-Pace’s battery and cabin temperature before traveling.

By preconditioning the car, owners will ensure maximum range, performance and comfort regardless of outdoor temperatures. To test this, Jaguar took several I-Pace advanced prototypes straight to the Arctic where temperatures were as low as -40 degrees Celsius. Even though the reveal is still a few weeks away, Jaguar will begin taking orders on March 1. At the moment, Jaguar is taking reservations for up to 350 customers to test their driving skills in Jaguars and Land Rovers at the JLR Ice Academy in Sweden in 2019.

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