RAY MASSEY: Jaguar leads the electric pack

Never mind watching future electric cars being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this week. I was among the first to drive one — Jaguar’s Tesla challenger, the I-Pace.

I took it out on a slippery track a short distance from the show hall — and it’s great fun. It’s stylish, but would fit well in any family driveway. 

I’m not sure why I was surprised, but it drives like a Jaguar, too, though running entirely on electric power, it lacks the traditional roar. But it still feels taut and fast.

Future classic: The I-Pace drives like a Jaguar though running entirely on electric power, it lacks the traditional roar Ray tried out the I-Pace on a slippery track a short distance from the show hall at the Geneva Motor Show Quick: The I-Pace hits 60 mph from rest in just 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 124 mph Coming soon: The electric Jag is priced from £58,995 to £76,995, which includes a taxpayer subsidy of £4,500,  with deliveries set for July Credentials: Jaguar says owners will be able to achieve an 80 per cent charge in 85 minutes Nimble: Jaguar has pipped Audi, and a host of other rivals, to the post Volvo boss Hakan Samuelsson with the European Car of the Year award for the XC40 SUV Brexit boost: The new Auris hybrid hatchback, along with petrol versions, will be built at the Japanese giant’s plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire Most expensive Range Rover yet: Just 999 of these limited edition Range Rover SV Coupes will be built, each once costing at least £240,000 Audi’s new A6 also debuted at the 88th edition of the Geneva Motor Show this week Aggressive: The BMW M8 concept is a sneak preview of what we should expect from the German brand's upcoming thunderous luxury car Aggressive: The BMW M8 concept is a sneak preview of what we should expect from the German brand's upcoming thunderous luxury car

Aggressive: The BMW M8 concept is a sneak preview of what we should expect from the German brand’s upcoming thunderous luxury car

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