LOS ANGELES -- 美洲虎 previewed its first full-electric car here today with the I-Pace concept for a sporty midsize SUV.
美洲虎 says the I-Pace's cab-forward design is a styling breakthrough for EVs. The car combines sports-car performance and five-seat SUV versatility, it says. The brand also touts the concept’宽敞，续航时间长，充电时间短的先进技术将吸引客户。
"电动 vehicles are inevitable -- 美洲虎 will make them desirable," Ian Hoban, 美洲虎 Land Rover's vehicle line director, said in a statement. Cars such as the I-Pace will make drivers appreciate that an EV can be "rewarding and practical enough to drive every day,"他说。
I-Pace will have its public unveiling at the Los Angeles auto show this week.
Hoban said the car's electric drivetrain gives it superior torque delivery that "transforms the driving experience" compared with internal combustion engines. "电动 motors provide immediate response with no lag, no gearshifts and no interruptions,"他说。
The drivetrain has one motor per axle, creating an all-wheel-drive vehicle with 400 hp and 700 Newton meters (516 pounds-feet) of torque. I-Pace accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in about four seconds, 美洲虎 said.