GENEVA: The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has been voted "Car of the Year" at the European Car of the Year Awards 2019. This is the first time a Jaguar has won the coveted prize.
The European Car of the Year jury comprises 60 motoring journalists from 23 countries, and the award recognises technical innovation, design, performance, efficiency and value for money.
Designed and developed in the UK, the I-PACE has registered sales success globally, with more than 8,000 customer deliveries to date – 75 per cent of them in Europe.
The I-PACE is engineered to take full advantage of its electric powertrain and bespoke aluminium architecture, offering sports car performance and SUV practicality.
Charging is made easy for customers using the Jaguar public charging service, accessed via a dedicated app or using an RFID key. With tailor-made charging packages and tariffs compiled into a simple monthly bill, it gives I-PACE customers access to more than 85,000 charging points throughout Europe.
“For our first electric vehicle to also be the first Jaguar to win European Car of the Year gives us a huge sense of pride," said Jaguar Land Rover CEO Prof Dr Ralf Speth.
“I-PACE was designed and engineered in the UK from a clean sheet of paper. It is the most technologically advanced battery electric vehicle."