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Jaguar News: Rumorpile: Jaguar's First EV To Be Known As E-Pace

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Jaguar has reportedly been given the go-ahead for their electric SUV project. Autocar reports that the vehicle, possibly named E-Pace will be revealed later this year and go into production in 2018.

Sources at Jaguar said the vehicle was going be a Range Rover, known as the Evoque-e. However, the project was moved over to Jaguar. This little bit of information confirms a part of a rumorpile story from last month talking about Jaguar's future EV plans. The E-Pace will be smaller than the new F-Pace and feature more aggressive styling.

Power will come two electric motors - one on the front axle with 114 horsepower and one on the rear with 195 horsepower. Total output is said to be around 308 horsepower. The battery size is unknown. Prototypes running around had a 70 kWh battery. But Autocar expects a larger battery to deliver a range of 280 to 300 miles.

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dfelt    1,773

:metal: This totally rocks as the day of EV is coming upon us. I can so see them doing a battery pack to compete against Tesla, so 300+ is what I consider a requirement in the Ultra Luxury segment like this.

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9 minutes ago, dfelt said:

:metal: This totally rocks as the day of EV is coming upon us. I can so see them doing a battery pack to compete against Tesla, so 300+ is what I consider a requirement in the Ultra Luxury segment like this.

This does indeed rock....I love Electrics....

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smk4565    321

I think the cracks are in the dam, and it is about to burst as far as EVs go.  There are a few out there now, but I think around 2020 they are going to be coming fast and furious, as everyone will have EVs and they'll be good ones that are fast and have range, and you can charge at home, never go to a gas station, awesome stuff.

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