In about two years of time, the electric version of the classic Jaguar E-Type Zero which was especially contoured for Prince Harry to drive Meghan Markle to their wedding reception might be available for everyone.
The company has decided to produce more electric version of Jaguar E-Type and said that it will be produced at Tata Motor’s Jaguar Land Rover factory in the UK and will hit the roads by 2020.
The sleek sports car, Jaguar E-Type Zero, will be converted to electric power at its Classic works facility in Coventry by Jaguar Classic, a unit of the company which restores vintage models, said JLR.
However, the price tag of the revamped Jaguar E-Type is yet to be revealed by the company.
JLR Classic Director, Tim Hannig said, “Jaguar E-Type Zero concept has received an astonishing positive response. Future-proofing the enjoyment of classic car ownership is a major stepping stone for Jaguar Classic.”
Hannig added, “The astounding heritage of E-Type, expertise and craftsmanship of Classic Works are being showcased in E-Type Zero. The commitment of Jaguar Land Rover’s towards creating zero-emission vehicles across every part of the business, including Jaguar Classic, will also be exhibited in the machine.”
JLR also said that the owners of an E-type will be offered the option of converting their vehicles to electric power.
The concept version of the car has a 40kWh battery, which can be recharged in six to seven hours. The latest version of the E-Type Zero, which has faster acceleration than the original Series 1 E-type, is set to be shown off at Monterey Car Week in California today.
JLR is already in the process of building another electric vehicle — I-PACE — in Austria. Prince Harry, 33, the fifth in line to the British throne, married American actress Meghan Markle on May 19 this year at St George’s Chapel in iconic Windsor Castle.