Jaguar Trademarks I-Pace and I-Type, Possibly for Electric Vehicles

Jaguar E Pace

Regardless of what it’s called, details about the upcoming Jaguar EV crossover remain the same. Expect a sporty, coupe-like silhouette shape with a sharply raked windshield and a tapered rear end. Styling-wise, think C-X75 supercar meets Jaguar F-Pace SUV.
European bureau chief Georg Kacher has reported that active and passive aerodynamic aids will help the electric Jag achieve a targeted drag coefficient of 0.28. This slippery goal will be key to being competitive as far as all-electric driving range. Autocar suggests Jaguar is shooting for 310 miles of range for the I-Pace or E-Pace, while the Tesla Model X tops out at 240 miles and the Audi Q6 e-tron will be capable of more than 300 miles of range. Assembly for the all-electric Jaguar will be handled by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.

The I-Type name is more of a mystery. We know Jaguar has plans for all-electric cars beyond a crossover, and the new name could end up being used for anything from an all-electric F-Type to an XE or XJ sedan.

Expect to learn more toward the end of this year, as production of the electric Jaguar is slated for 2017.

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