Jaguar’s I-Pace concept – the company’s first electric vehicle – has been spotted on the streets of London ahead of a full reveal later in the year.

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The company is hoping to build on the success of its F-Pace, adding some green credentials to what has been a very successful entry into the high-end SUV market for the brand.

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The I-Pace you may have caught a glimpse of if you were in the vicinity of London’s Olympic Park in recent days is still a concept for now, so there may be some design tweaks before the finished version is unveiled in late 2017.

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Even though there may be some design tweaks it sounds like many of the technical specs are already a done deal. The model will feature a 90kWh battery that offers a range of more than 500km (310 miles) – although it’s likely a fairly conservative driving style will be required to achieve that.

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Recharging to 80 per cent capacity can be done in as little as 90 minutes, something owners keen to demonstrate the I-Pace’s performance – 0-60mph in approximately four seconds – may find themselves doing pretty frequently.

‘the future of motoring has arrived’

Director of design at Jaguar Ian Callum said the company has had some “fantastic” feedback on the I-Pace Concept.

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“It has surprised people and the enthusiasm for our first electric vehicle has been beyond all my expectations,” he remarked, adding the real-world tests on the streets of London has been “really important” as the design team continues to make tweaks.

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“The I-Pace Concept represents the next generation of battery electric vehicle design. For me, the future of motoring has arrived,” he noted.

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Although we will see the finished version later this year, it will be a few months longer before the finished version is on the road, with deliveries likely to start in the second half of 2018.

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