The electrification of classic cars gets the production green light today with a battery-powered version of one of the world’s sports car icons: the Jaguar E-type. Jaguar has confirmed it will sell restored E-types converted to all-electric power from 2020, as well as offering a conversion service for existing E-type owners.
No price has yet been confirmed for the E-type Zero, which with a 40kWh battery is said to accelerate faster than a Series 1 E-type (around seven seconds then). Jaguar says it is targeting a range of 170 miles and that the world’s first plug-in E-type will take around 6-7 hours to recharge.
Prince Harry & Meghan Off To Wedding Reception In Jaguar E Type Zero
"The royal newlyweds made their way from Windsor Castle to Frogmore House in a stylish silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero, an electric version of the 1960's British classic. The modern £350,000 vehicle came complete with a bespoke licence plate, bearing the date of the wedding. An environmentally-friendly choice, the open-top car is nearly silent and can go up to 60mph in just 5.5 seconds and is kitted with a 220kW engine."
“Concept Zero combines the renowned E-type dynamic experience with enhanced performance through electrification,” said Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic. “This unique combination creates a breathtaking driving sensation. Our aim with Concept Zero is to give classic Jaguars a sustainable future in changing environmental and economic conditions.”
Interestingly, the couple’s car was a left-hand drive model, a feature which some royal fans attributed as a nod to Markle’s American heritage.
Edited by mab01uk, 02 September 2018 - 08:10 AM.