Introduce a new electric vehicle and it's nearly impossible to avoid comparisons with Tesla. The vehicle has a 90-kilowatt battery that powers the engine for up to 240 miles (only slightly less than the 295-mile range of the Tesla Model X.) The I-PACE will be shown at the New York International Auto Show later this month and will be available in the US during the second half of this year. Meanwhile, the Tesla Model X 75D offers sevens seats.
Question is, which Tesla is the most appropriate comparison?
The exterior design is inspired by the Jaguar F-TYPE sports auto and characterised by the distinctive Jaguar grille, muscular proportions, short overhangs and powerful haunches that give the new Jaguar E-PACE a bold and purposeful stance, instantly communicating dynamic agility.
Shoppers comparing luxury electric vehicles can add another model to the very short list.
With that in mind, the table below gives the basic outline of how things stack up. Of course, the I-Pace's range advantage is due in part to it having a higher-capacity battery pack and being smaller overall.
By comparison, the Tesla Model X is priced closer to $80,000, although it's larger than the I-Pace and has an available third row of seats.
In the United Kingdom 2019 I-PACE will retail for $87,152 since the price contains a hefty value added tax. A traditional 230-volt, 32-amp Level 2 home charger will prolong the waiting time for up to 10.1 hours. Take a look at the table below to see how it stacks up against the Model X and Model 3.
Yet when switching from the 75D to the 100D, driver Mitch Evans remarks that you could nearly buy a second $69,500 I-Pace for the difference in price between the two Teslas.