Fresh from success at the World Car Awards in May, the I-PACE has now won the Best Electric Powertrain, Best New Engine and the 350PS to 450PS category at the International Engine and Powertrain of the Year Awards. These three new titles recognise the technical excellence of the I-PACE’s zero emissions powertrain, which was designed and developed in-house.
The decision was announced at the Engine Expo and the Powertrain Technology Show in Stuttgart, after a panel of 70 judges, made up of expert motoring journalists from 31 countries had taken into account key characteristics of the cars, including performance, drivability, energy efficiency and refinement.
Said Ian Hoban, JLR’s powertrain director, “We’ve used all the benefits of state-of-the-art battery and motor technology to create a world-class electric vehicle. As well as zero emissions, the all-electric powertrain delivers an ideal balance of performance, refinement and range, together with outstanding responsiveness, agility and day-to-day usability.
“I-PACE is a true driver’s car and, above all, a true Jaguar. We set out to make the world’s best all-electric performance SUV. These awards reflect that, and are fitting recognition for what the engineering team has achieved.”