[Photo provided by Jaguar Land Rover Korea]
Jaguar I-Pace crossover sport utility vehicle, international automaker Jaguar Land Rover’s first all-electric car debuted on the South Korean market via the ‘EV (electric vehicle) Trend Korea’ exhibition hosted by the transportation ministry on Friday.
Jaguar I-Pace, which was first revealed at the General Motor Show 2017, is all-electric, 5-passenger crossover SUV that can run maximum 480 kilometers on a single charge of its 90 kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery. Also, it boasts stable driving performance under extreme cold weather of 40 degrees Celsius below zero.
Jaguar Land Rover Korea said it takes only about 90 minutes to charge the EV up to 80 percent with a 50kW charger at public charging stations and just 40 minutes with 100kW DC faster charger.
The Korean unit of the global automaker plans to form a partnership with Posco ICT Co. and install regular and super-fast EV chargers at all its sales branches and auto service centers across Korea. Pre-ordering customers will be given a voucher offering unlimited charging time at public EV charging stations for one year.
Jaguar I-Pace EV400 SE will be sold at 110.4 million won ($103,245), EV400 HSE at 124.7 million won and EV400 First Edition at 128 million won in Korea.
Meanwhile, U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors is also scheduled to roll out Model S, its full-sized all-electric five-door, luxury liftback in Korea in September.
By Kim Jung-hwan and Cho Jeehyun
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