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All-Electric E-Type Jag Goes Into Production

All-Electric E-Type Jag Goes Into Production

By Swansway Motor Group 24-08-2018

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The 21st-century take on the iconic 60s classic car was debuted as a concept at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in September 2017 - it's now going into production.

Jaguar brings classic E-Type into 21st Century

It’s been confirmed that Jaguar Classic will build production examples of the all-electric E-Type Zero.

The all-electric version of the 1960s classic made its debut as a concept at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in September 2017 and a newer version will be unveiled at Monterey Car Week.

Using the latest cutting-edge technology from the Jaguar I-Pace, Jaguar Classic will restore old E-Types and convert them to electric power at its Classic Works facility in Coventry.

People who own E-Types can also take their cars to have them retro-fitted with the electric motor. To avoid any perceived automotive sacrilege, though, Jaguar has said the process will be fully reversible.

Electric battery in Jaguar E-Type zeroThere are no pricing or spec details for the production version of the E-Type Zero yet, but the concept version is powered by a 40kWh battery and has a range in excess of 170 miles, while recharging takes six to seven hours. This is mated to a single-speed reduction gearbox.

Jaguar Classic also says the Zero has better performance than the original E-Type, with a quicker acceleration, although no figures have been given yet.

Changes other than the powertrain include LED headlights and a touchscreen infotainment system.

Interior of Jaguar E-Type ZeroTim Hannig, director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the Jaguar E-Type Zero concept. Future-proofing the enjoyment of classic car ownership is a major stepping stone for Jaguar Classic.

“E-Type Zero showcases the incredible heritage of the E-Type and expertise and craftsmanship at Classic Works, while demonstrating Jaguar Land Rover’s dedication to creating zero-emission vehicles across every part of the business, including Jaguar Classic.”

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