The Jaguar I-Pace is one of the first electric SUV’s to market.

First details are very promising; with the new jaguar offering good range, big latent power outputs and a well-received style and design formula.

The vehicle will produce 398 brake horsepower; have a range of 298 worldwide harmonised light vehicles test procedure, a 90 kilowatt battery and a zero to 60 pace of 4.5 seconds.

These statistics mean the I-Pace can compete directly with the remarkable numbers that Tesla has been producing over the last five years.

Another reason that Jaguar Land Rover has achieved a coup with the Jaguar I-Pace arriving before its rivals is that the electric car market is expected to grow dramatically.

New registrations of electric cars hit a new record in 2016, with over 750 thousand sales worldwide, according to a report out last year from the International Energy Agency and the OECD.

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Meanwhile, diesel emissions scandals have lifted the veil on traditional internal combustion engines and people are now fully aware that whichever engine they choose, the supposed eco-credentials of any internal combustion engine are largely false.

Diesel sales in Europe, which made up over 50% of the engines in 2012, have fallen dramatically and stand at around 35.6% in early 2018.

The Jaguar I-Pace squares off with the Tesla Model X

The new Jaguar Land Rover I-Pace is lined up directly to compete with Elon Musk’s Tesla, now valued at more than Ford and BWM.

Source: Google Finance

The arrival of the Model X has been watched closely by Jaguar, due to its focus on the high-end SUV market.

Tesla has laid the ground work for the automotive industry, with its Model S, Model X, and budget Model 3 electric cars.

The Jaguar I-Pace has been well received and its speed to market will help. The US and the UK should be good markets for the car.