The E-type goes electric

In a truly wild-card announcement, Jaguar has electrified its 1960s roadster 

Jaguar’s E-Type Zero is based on the marque’s iconic 1960s Roadster
Jaguar’s E-Type Zero is based on the marque’s iconic 1960s Roadster

There now exists an electric version of the E-Type that is faster, smoother, quieter and cheaper to run than the original, yet remains every bit as good-looking. The car, dubbed E-Type Zero, is based on a 1968 Roadster that has been fitted with a state-of-the-art electric powertrain, modified instrumentation and energy-saving LED headlamps. “Our aim is to future-proof classic-car ownership,” says Tim Hannig, director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, which built the car. “We’re looking forward to the reaction of our clients as we investigate the possibility of bringing the concept to market – and the interesting thing is that because the XK six-cylinder engine was fitted to several iconic Jaguars, such as the XK120, MK2 and XJ6, as well as the E-Type, the electric powertrain could be used to convert several different models.” 

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