jaguar confirms production of the e-type zero all-electric classic
 

jaguar confirms production of the e-type zero all-electric classic

following last year’s positive reactions to the original concept for the most beautiful car in the world—in enzo ferrari’s words—jaguar classic has confirmed it will offer all-electric e-types for sale. combining its restoration expertise with cutting-edge technology from the jaguar I-PACE, the award-winning zero-emissions performances SUV, jaguar classic will offer tailor-made e-types restored and converted to electric power made in coventry, UK.

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the jaguar e-type zero will be available in summer 2020

 

 

the jaguar e-type zero concept not only drives and looks like an e-type, it also offers outstanding performance, with quicker acceleration than the original series 1 e-type. it has a range in excess of 170 miles helped by the car’s low kerb weight and sleek aerodynamics. the concept is powered by a 40kWh battery, which can be recharged in six to seven hours, depending on the source.

jaguar e-type zero production confirmed designboom
it offers quicker acceleration than the original series 1 e-type

 

 

an electric powertrain with single-speed reduction gear has been specially designed for the jaguar e-type zero, utilizing many jaguar I-PACE components. its lithium-ion battery pack has the same dimensions, and similar weight, to the standard e-type’s six-cylinder petrol XK engine and is in the same location. the electric motor lies just behind the batter pack, in place of the e-type’s gearbox.

jaguar e-type zero production confirmed designboom
it has a range in excess of 170 miles

 

 

using an electric powertrain with similar weight and dimensions to the outgoing petrol engine and transmission means the car’s structure, including suspension and brakes, has not changed, simplifying the conversion and keeping the driving experience in line with the original vehicle. it drives, handles, rides and brakes like an original e-type with front-rear weight distribution unchanged.

 

deliveries of the of the first electric e-type vehicle are expected to start from summer 2020 while an EV conversion service for existing e-type owners will also be offered. to preserve the authenticity of the base vehicle, the EV conversion will be fully reversible.

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the jaguar e-type zero is powered by a 40kWh battery

jaguar e-type zero production confirmed designboom
it can be recharged in six to seven hours, depending on the source

  • C’mon… JLR is already at the bottom of most surveys …’this the best you can offer?

    Jim

    JimCan

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