Jaguar Classic has confirmed it will offer all-electric E-types for sale, called the “E-type Zero”. Combining its restoration expertise with technology from the Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar Classic will offer tailor-made E-types restored and converted to run on electric power.
EV conversion services for existing E-type owners will also be offered and in the name of preserving the base and authenticity of the car, the EV conversions will be fully reversible.
With Jaguar Classic already registering interests from potential clients, deliveries of the first batch of electric E-types are expected to start from mid-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 (duh).
EV range is expected to be in excess of 170 miles (approx 273 km), helped by the car’s low kerb weight and sleek aerodynamics. The concept is powered by a 40kWh battery which can be recharged in 6-7 hours, depending on the power source.
Modern touches include a digital instrument cluster, an optional touchscreen infotainment display, along with LED headlights to complement the iconic Series 1 design.
The model you see here, finished in a Bespoke Bronze paint finish, was debuted on the same weekend and venue where the new, more aerodynamic Bugatti Divo was unveiled.