Jaguar I-Pace Will Take Down Tesla With Smaller Price Tag


So with the debut of the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace at the Geneva Motor Show, we had to wonder how it stacks up against the offerings from Elon Musk's all-electric auto company. For years, Tesla has been the strongest competitor with tis Model X. In other words, neither vehicle perfectly aligns with the I-Pace. Also, Tesla offers its Model X in different versions with various battery sizes.

Jaguar's first electric vehicle is a five-seat hatchback - which the automaker calls an SUV - and comes with standard all-wheel drive and an electric motor at each axle.

As for acceleration, the Jaguar outruns the Tesla model, as well. The company already released a video highlighting the I-Pace's 4.5-second launch to 60 miles per hour, beating the Tesla by almost a half second. And while its estimated 240-mile range nearly perfectly matches the Model X 75D's 237-mile range, the I-Pace's 4.5-second 0-60 time is more in line with the acceleration you get out of the $97,200 Model X 100D. Comparisons are done with regards to the relative value of both electric vehicles, with the objective of informing potential buyers. Take a look at the table below to see how it stacks up against the Model X and Model 3. Of course, the I-Pace's range advantage is due in part to it having a higher-capacity battery pack and being smaller overall. On a 50-kW charger, the I-Pace can hit an 80-percent charge in about 85 minutes, but that time drops to 40 minutes on a 100-kW charger.

Guests will have the chance to be in the driver seat and experience the New Jaguar E-PACE for themselves in a timed activity, or they can get in the passenger seat with one of Jaguar's certified instructors.