The brand new Jaguar I-Pace has been met with critical acclaim as it launched at the Geneva Motor Show a week ago.
The I-Pace represents Jaguar's first ever fully electric car released for the consumer market. It features a 90KWh battery pack, which enables the vehicle to achieve a 'real world' range of 298 miles, and a 0-60mph time of 4.5 seconds - thanks mainly to the instantaneous torque nature of an electric motor.
Esteemed motoring journalist Matt Watson was given exclusive first access to drive the new I-Pace at Geneva Airport on Monday.
Despite being relatively restricted to how much he was able to stretch the legs of the Big Cat, Watson found that the I-Pace had a playful side. On the wet runway, he claimed it "likes to slide", and went on to say that "if I was allowed to turn off the stability control, I reckon you could have a bit of fun in this".
The video, hosted on YouTube by the CarWow channel, also gave viewers an extensive look at the interior of the I-Pace. The centre console appears chunky and sturdy, and Jaguar has seemingly done away with its rotary-style gear selector - now you choose gears simply by pressing a button.
With a starting price of £63,495, Jaguar is pricing this car well outside of the 'everyday family' budget territory, but if sales are successful for the I-Pace, it will allow the Warwickshire-based company to invest further into more affordable zero-emission motoring for the world.
Just a couple of years ago, almost the entire electric motoring industry was taken up by Tesla. Now with more and more long-term fossil fuel-powered manufacturers joining the electric motoring movement, how long will it be until electric well and truly takes over petrol?
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