There are a lot of Tesla killers being announced these days and while a lot of them are concept cars, The Jaguar seems like, it might have a shot and a good thing about it is that you can actually order it. The production version of the Jaguar I-Pace was revealed in Graz on 1 March 2018. A lot of the other companies are just showing off their ideas and the concept models. it’s great that companies are taking this somewhat seriously or at least they’re putting effort into making these cars. The Jaguar I-PACE is the only one that really stood up to be a viable competitor to Tesla. We are comparing Jaguar I-Pace with Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive version. However, there are some areas in which the I-PACE falls short.
Tesla Model 3 vs Jaguar I-PACE Comparison
Now there is a drag race that was done by Jaguar on a racetrack with some professional drivers, So according to them (Jaguar), they had the car beating the Tesla Model X in 0 to 60 two times, but they had a bunch of cutaways. Jaguar I-PACE is a very fast vehicle and it performs exceptionally well but since we are comparing it with Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive version of Tesla Model 3 which can go 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 sec which is similar to the Jaguar I-Pace.
The torque of Jaguar I-Pace comes in at 512 pound/feet, and the horsepower at 394. In the Tesla Model 3, it’s hard to get these numbers because Tesla doesn’t actually publish them. The torque comes in at anywhere between 350 and 390 pound/feet of torque, and the horsepower is around 346. The Model 3 and I-Pace appears on paper for 0 to 60 miles/hr speed listed at 4.5 sec, whereas $64,000 performance version of the Tesla Model 3 can go 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 sec.
The first challenge with the Jaguar I-PACE is charging. It currently supports 50 kilowatts of DC fast charging, which gives you 80% of a full charge at 240 miles total, in 85 minutes. Comparing that to the Tesla Model 3 which have battery range up to 310 miles and its also able charge using Tesla supercharger, you can see how it quickly becomes very inconvenient for long-distance travel at all. They did say that in the future that it’ll support faster rates but as of now, it’s a question. Due to the shorter range of Jaguar I-PACE, some people might not go with the I-PACE.
Another worst thing about the Jaguar I-PACE is the price. Looking at the website, you can price it out between $69,500 and $85,900. If you compare that to the Model 3, it is between $49,000 and $64,000. That’s even before some of the additional options that you can purchase on top of it.
The problem with the Tesla Model 3 is its storage, The The total cargo capacity for the Model 3 is 15 cubic feet. The I-PACE boasts 23.53 cubic feet of storage.
Both of these cars are incredibly fast, the Jaguar I-PACE delivers on performance. So, at a cheaper price with a decent amount of range and an overall very competitive design, we believe that the tech in here is pretty awesome. A lot of the other vehicles that are coming out right now just look like concept vehicles. It still doesn’t appear that a lot of these companies are taking the electric vehicles seriously. The Jaguar is doing it because they have a very reputable brand that a lot of people love. for those folks that love the luxury vehicles obviously, this is going to be something that you like. Delivery for the Jaguar I-PACE is set to happen in the first half of 2019. So obviously that’s longer than if you wanted a Model 3, you could get one right now in 3 to 6 months.