A classic E-type Jaguar was ridden by newlyweds Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the way to their evening wedding reception in May, 2018. The 1968 model had been refitted as a zero emissions vehicle prototype. It’s one of a number of classic cars getting an electric makeover. STEVE PARSONS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images Conceptual designs for the the E-type Zero are based on the 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-Type Roadster. The car will boast an acceleration of 0-62 mph in 5.5 seconds. Jaguar Land Rover Unveiled as a concept car in September, 2017, the E-type Zero will maintain all of its 1960s simplicity. That includes a thin wooden steering wheel, retro-fitted side and rear view mirrors, and black leather seats — while adding an electronic dashboard. Charlie Magee The Jaguar E-type Zero features a lithium-ion battery pack with the same dimensions and similar weight to the original XK six-cylinder engine used in the classic model. Charlie Magee Released in 1961, the E-type is set for a high-end electric relaunch for elite car enthusiasts. Its manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover announced it would stop launching petrol models in 2020 to focus entirely on fully electric or hybrid designs. Caleb Woods on Unsplash […]


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