All electric Jaguar I-PACE bests the lot in the European Car of the Year awards

March 6, 2019

It seems like there are a lot of firsts for Jaguar lately, particularly at this year’s European Car of the Year awards, held at the Geneva International Motor Show. It is the first time that a Jaguar won the prestigious title, with an electric car, the I-PACE no less. This, incidentally, is another first.

With a total of 60 motoring journalists from 23 countries choosing from a distinguished roster of vehicles, the I-PACE bested the field, narrowly edging out the Alpine A110. Both the Jag and the Alpine garnered 250 votes each. The fully-electric crossover, however, was at the top of more voters’ lists, helping it bag the trophy.

Powered by two electric motors—one for each axle--, the Jaguar I-PACE’s motors produce a total output of 394hp and 694Nm of torque. This allows it to scoot from 0-100kph in a quick 4.5 seconds yet still returning a range of about 377kms on a single charge via a dedicated app.  

Moreover, the European Car of the Year could just be the start of bigger things to come for the crossover this year as it is a contender for the World Car of the Year.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.