Buckle up for a silent passenger ride in the new I-Pace electric SUV. British car manufacturer Jaguar is offering the first all-electric “taxi” rides around the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife race track. The zero-emissions I-Pace SUV, which produces 395 horsepower and manages the sprint from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in less than five seconds, is now available for passenger laps of the German circuit. The car joins the XE SV Project 8 sports saloon on the “Race Taxi” fleet, offering paying punters a choice of electric or supercharged gasoline V8 power.For just €149 (about $166 at present exchange rates), you can ride shotgun as a professional driver tackles the Green Hell behind the wheel of the I-Pace. That’s 13 miles and 73 corners in a car that can travel at up to 124 mph (200 km/h) in a straight line, but doesn’t produce any exhaust emissions. Gallery: Jaguar I-Pace Nürburgring Ring Taxi 9 Photos The I-Pace, which has won a raft of awards since its introduction last year, including 2019 World Car of the Year, uses a 90-kWh battery to power its brace of electric motors. That results in an official maximum range of up to 292 miles (470 kilometers, WLTP), although… Read full this story
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