Electric update of Jaguar E-Type goes into production – in pictures
The 1960s two-seater, widely recognised as one of the most beautiful cars ever, is being given a 21st-century makeover
Classic-car ownership usually comes with a side order of environmental angst, but you will now be able to buy an all-electric version of one of the most-feted models of all time: the Jaguar E-Type.
After showcasing its battery-powered E-Type Zero concept last year, the British brand has announced that it will now sell zero-emissions E-Types, using cutting-edge technology from its I-Pace electric SUV.
The E-Types will be restored from originals, tailor-made and converted to electric power, while existing E-Type owners will also be given the (reversible) opportunity to have their car converted to an EV.
Full specifications and prices will be revealed at a later date, Jaguar says, but the concept version had a projected range of about 275 kilometres, with faster acceleration than the original E-Type.
The first deliveries of the zero-emissions E-Type, which was revealed at Monterey Car Week in California, are expected from summer 2020.
In February, Jaguar announced plans to re-start production of the Le Mans-winning D-Type race car, 62 years after the last example was built, with just 25 examples to be manufactured.
It is a bumper time for fans of British classics, with Jaguar Land Rover's Reborn programme also currently restoring models including the Land Rover Series I and original 1970s Range Rovers.
Updated: August 29, 2018 09:52 AM