b'MOTORINGT A K E T H EH I G H R O A D 24Introducing electric SUVs to the estate may be one small step for Skibo, but they are an innovative leap for Jaguar, says motoring expert David GreenI electric SUV. The I-Pace, launched in 2018,ercely competed categories for the rival wonder if Scotsman James Watt would have dreamed that 200 years after herepresents Jaguars ambition to becomecompanies. Demand is strong, and customers rened the concept of horsepower anda forward-facing, innovative company at theseem willing to pay a premium for new tech. gave his name to the unit of power, thereforefront of the seemingly inevitable driveHowever, until a couple of years ago, Jaguar would be horseless carriages shuttling peopleto convert our cars from fossil fuel burners tohad never made an SUV never mind an across the Highlands, in near silence, with noclean electric power. Of course, we have hadelectric one. When it did, it hit a home run burning or belching of smoke or steam?the likes of Tesla leading the way with this newwith its rst attemptthe F-Pacepicking up Thats rightmembers of Skibo will see,power-train technology with its own models,2017 World Car of the Year and World Car but not necessarily hear, two new additions toincluding an SUV already on sale, but theDesign of the Year awards. As the F-Pace the vehicle line-up this year. Jaguar, purveyorI-Pace was a real statement of intent thatis powered by a conventional internal of British sports cars and fast saloons, hasJaguar was going green. combustion engine, the natural next step shot ahead of its rivals to be the rst majorSUVs are both a proving ground for BEVswould be to introduce a hybrid like many luxury European manufacturer to offer a fully(Battery Electric Vehicles) and one of the mostother brands, but Jaguar bravely decided to'