Jaguar has promissed, that all of the modifications could later be removed, so the cars could be brought back to the original state.

No, it is not a mistake; we have made a double check. Jaguar is making a family of electric cars in its fleet as the already familiar I-Pace is getting a brother. And while at first we thought it would be the sporty F-Type, that is going to get an electric power train, it is actually going to be its much older ancestor, presented way back in the early 60s, once the fastest road legal car in the world, the E-type.

It has been just one year ago, when British car manufacturer revealed very appealing concept of the old cabrio, equipped with fully functioning electric power plant. Initially only presented as a concept it god a lot of attention from the media and car enthusiasts around the world. It is thus no wonder that Jaguar has now decided to start a business of converting ordinary petrol-driven E-types into street legal electric cars.

We have 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 the 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,” said the first man of Jaguar-Land Rover Classic workshop, Tim Hannig.

On the outside, transformed cars will look very much like on the day, when they came from the factory. It is going to be interior that is going to be different with an optional infotainment system and of course the inside of the engine compartment. Details about the electric motor have not been yet revealed. More information are known about the battery pack, which is going to store 40 kWh of energy, providing enough energy for around 273 kilometers of autonomy. First cars are going to be on the road at the beginning of the summer 2020.

Text: Jure Šujica

Aug. 24, 2018 Driving photo: Jaguar

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