Jaguar unplugs the E-Type Zero
Short circuit for the electric E-Type!
In 2017, Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works unveiled the highly promising E-Type Zero concept, which is none other than the fully electric version of the brand's legendary sports car. The result is one of the most beautiful electric cars ever created. The switch to electric power has even improved the car's performance by making it both faster and lighter.
The in-line six from the original E-Type has been replaced by an electric motor developed by Rimac with a 40 kWh battery that produces 295 hp for a range of 175 mi. Aesthetically, the E-Type Zero has been improved with LED headlights, a digital instrument cluster and a touch-screen multimedia system.
The feedback received by the concept was so positive that Jaguar immediately announced the production of the car. The latter would be sold as is, with its new electric motor or with a conversion kit allowing the electric motor to be adapted to a thermal E-type.
The first deliveries of the Jaguar E-Type Zero will start in 2020. The date is approaching and the future owners are eagerly awaiting it. Unfortunately for them, production is currently suspended. Paul Hegarty, one of the managers of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, explains that the brand is focusing primarily on the next generation of electric vehicles for international markets. When we see the financial difficulties faced by the group, it is unlikely that the E-Type Zero will ever see the light of day.
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