The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has been voted ‘Car of the Year’ at the European Car of the Year Awards 2019. This is the first time a Jaguar has won the coveted prize.
Only last week, I-PACE was named UK Car of the Year and was praised for being ‘miles ahead of the premium EV pack’. To win European Car of the Year in a strong finalist’s category, yet being the only vehicle to boast zero emissions is a testament to the I-PACE’s design and capability.
The European Car of the Year jury comprises 60 motoring journalists from 23 countries, and the award recognises technical innovation, design, performance, efficiency and value for money.
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 Jaguar I-PACE has had profound sales success globally, with more than 8,000 customer deliveries to date – 75 per cent of them in Europe*.
Rawdon Glover, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover UK, said: “It’s fair to say that the Jaguar I-PACE is on a roll; only 10 weeks into the year and Jaguar first all-electric model has already received a further 13 major international awards. This latest European Car of the Year title is a real testament to the skills and dedication of the entire Jaguar Land Rover workforce in our home market. It’s not just the experts that love I-PACE, either; UK customers have been rushing to our showrooms to experience the very latest in hi-tech British innovation and engineering.”
Nothing else on the road looks or drives like the I-PACE. It 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.