Electric Jaguar E-type conversion gets production go-ahead
Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Classic has announced it will offer customers the opportunity to own all-electric E-types in response to the positive reaction the original concept received.
The latest version of the E-type Zero
concept car is making its debut at California’s Monterey Car Week, giving the
public a chance to see first-hand Jaguar Classic’s restoration expertise and the
technology shared with the Jaguar I-PACE to create ‘the most beautiful electric
car in the world’.
Each car will be restored and
converted to an EV at the Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works facility in Coventry,
which is the home for the E-type Reborn restorations. The offer even extends to
conversions for existing E-type owners’ vehicles, which will be fully
reversible to preserve the authenticity of the base car.
Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director
Tim Hannig, said the business has been taken aback by the positive response the
concept received and that future-proofing the enjoyment of classic car
ownership is a major stepping stone for Jaguar Classic.
“The 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,” he adds.
Jaguar Classic is already taking
enquiries from interested customers with deliveries of the first
electric E-types expected in the summer of 2020.
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