Jaguar has unveiled its first all-electric road car, the I-PACE, in Mexico City ahead of this weekend’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship Mexico City E-Prix.
The reveal took place at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and included a head-to-head challenge with the Tesla Model X 75D and 100D.
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E driver Mitch Evans was behind the wheel of the I-PACE while IndyCar star Tony Kanaan drove the Teslas.
The I-PACE is set to be the base for the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series which will kick off later this year in support of Formula E events.
British comedian Jack Whitehall, TV presenter Jonny Smith and American tech expert iJustine were on hand to host a live show as the first car came off the production line at Plant Graz.
The car will be built at the Austrian facility, which also produces cars for BMW and Mercedes-Benz, alongside Jaguar’s existing E-PACE SUV.
It has a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery with a range of nearly 250 miles and is capable of accelerating from 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds.
The I-PACE also boasts a 0-80 percent charging time of 40 minutes using DC rapid (100 kW) charging.
It will make its public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday.