Jaguar to build limited number of electric E-Types

31 August 2018 - 19:16 By Thomas Falkiner
E-Type Zero
E-Type Zero
If there is a Venn diagram with overlap between retro and futuristic, Jaguar’s hoping the E-Type battery-electric vehicle (BEV) finds it.

Hot on the heels of its brilliant I-Pace BEV crossover, Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will build a limited number of revived E-Type Zero sports cars with BEV power, starting midway through 2020.

More than 2-billion people saw the E-Type Zero being driven away from the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May.

It will be built by Jaguar Classic, which is Jaguar’s vintage restoration operation in Coventry, England, rather than the Magna operation in Austria that assembles the I-Pace.

The really cool part is that it can be retrofitted into all current E-Types, and the change of powertrain can later be reversed to re-swallow the classic in-line six-cylinder petrol engine. – BD Motor News