Published on March 5th, 2019 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Jaguar I-Pace Wins European Car of the Year 2019 Award
For the first time ever, a Jaguar has been voted ‘Car of the Year’ at the European Car of the Year Awards 2019. The accolade goes to the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace.
The European Car of the Year jury comprises 60 motoring journalists from 23 countries, and the award acknowledges technical innovation, design, performance, efficiency as well as value for money.
The SUV triumphed over six other finalists – the Alpine A110, Citroën C5 Aircross, Ford Focus, Kia Ceed, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Peugeot 508 – and was the only vehicle on the shortlist to boast zero emissions.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “For our first electric vehicle to also be the first Jaguar to win European Car of the Year gives us 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 honour and real recognition of what our world-class team has delivered.”
Designed and developed in the UK, the I-Pace has had profound sales success globally, with more than 8,000 customer deliveries to date – 75 per cent of them in Europe.
The I-Pace is a unique vehicle that is engineered to take full advantage of its electric powertrain and aluminium architecture, offering both the performance of a sports car and practicality of an SUV.
Thanks to the Jaguar public charging service, charging can be easily done 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.