The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE, which was recently launched in South Africa, has been voted Car of the Year at the European Car of the Year Awards 2019. Jaguar’s maiden win of the coveted title marks the second time that an all-electric car has been chosen European Car of the Year since the Nissan Leaf’s triumph in 2011.
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.
“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,” said Jaguar Land Rover CEO Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth.
According to Speth. the 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,” he said.
Designed and developed in the UK, the Jaguar I-PACE has achieved good sales success globally, with more than 8,000 customer deliveries to date – 75 per cent of them in Europe of course. 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.