Jaguar I-Pace Named 2019 European Car of the Year
2019 will serve as a very monumental year for English marquee Jaguar after it recently received for the first time the 2019 European Car of the Year for the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace.
The I-Pace outbested six other finalists–the Alpine A110, Citroën C5 Aircross, Ford Focus, Kia Ceed, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and Peugeot 508–and was said to be the only vehicle on the shortlist to boast zero emissions.
Under the keen observation of 60 motoring journalists from 23 countries, the Jaguar I-Pace was recognized for its technical innovation, design, performance, efficiency and value for money.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover expressed elation over the award received by the company’s first electric vehicle, which also happens to be the first Jaguar to win the award and which “gives them a huge sense of pride.”
“I-Pace was designed and engineered in the UK from a clean sheet of paper. It is the most technologically-advanced battery electric vehicle. It’s a true game-changer. Winning European Car of the Year is an honor and real recognition of what our world-class team has delivered,” Speth was quoted.
The Jaguar I-Pace was designed and developed in the United Kingdom, earned profound sales success around the world with more than 8,000 customer deliveries to date–75 percent 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.
The I-Pace has received 55 awards worldwide since it was revealed a year ago, including German, Norwegian and UK Car of the Year, BBC TopGear magazine EV of the Year, China Green Car of the Year, and Autobest’s ECOBEST Award.