Jaguar Classic building electric E-Types

Jaguar has announced that it will build all-electric E-Types, with its Classics division able to restore the world-famous model and add in powertrain technology found in the I-Pace.

They are going to built the legendary E-Type of Jaguar Classic. Jaguar takes 170 miles range, the concept takes a 40 kWh battery, which can be in six to seven hours.

The concept also made use of much of the I-Paces electric powertrain components, with the smaller battery packaged up front under the long bonnet.

The electric motor sits just behind the battery, in place of the E-Types gearbox, and power is carried via a new propshaft to the rear wheels.


Jaguar E-type Zero/Hemmings Motor News

By using a powertrain with similar measurements to the outgoing engine means that much of the rest of the E-Types components don’t need to be changed.

The suspension and brakes remain the same during the conversion process for example, to keep the driving experience in line with the original model – though naturally quieter.

Technical specifications are yet to be confirmed. Now, expressions of interest are now being taken by Jaguar Classic from potential clients. To preserve the authenticity of each model, the electrification work will be fully reversible too.

Tim Hannig, Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director, said:We glad that we have positive ractions. They are many 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.

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