The announcement of the new E-type Zero Roadster comes as Jaguar Land Rover announces the electrification of all its vehicles from 2020. No other reproduction or distribution is permitted without prior written consent. Thus was born the Jaguar E-type Zero, an all-electric, zero-emissions version of an original 1968 Series 1.5 convertible.
The auto, a 1968 Series 1.5 E-Type, was restored and converted by Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Coventry.
Jaguar Electric Cars: Will you still be able to buy non-electric cars after 2020? It's fitted with a powerful 295bhp electric motor, giving it improved performance over the original model. So, the E-type vehicles that have been released in the past is going to be eligible to install and use the electric powertrain. The Ingenium engine that now sits at the heart of JLR's cars was created to be modular, so the next step you can expect is a wider range of hybrid options. Now the 2040 vision revolves around a vehicle simply called Future-Type, backed up with a concept idea of what the steering wheel (called Sayer) that might represent in an autonomous driving future.
The Jaguar E-Type Zero was unveiled along with the Jaguar I-PACE.
Every Jaguar and Land Rover launched from 2020 will be electrified
Authorities in France and the United Kingdom outlined plans in July to ban the sale of diesel and gasoline cars by 2040 as a means to reduce air pollution and Carbon dioxide emissions.
It's been restored and converted at Jaguar Land Rover's Classic Works facility - a stone's throw from where the original E-Type was born. Hannig went on to say: 'Our aim with E-type Zero is to future-proof classic auto ownership.
We're also expecting to see that drivetrain introduced on the Jaguar F-Pace, Jaguar XF, and Jaguar XJ ranges in the future.
"One thing is clear the future will be electric", said JLR Chief Executive Ralf Speth. In such a situation, an electric motor could be used to shut off the gasoline engine when the vehicle is coasting, braking, or stopped, but also allow it to restart quickly when required. Utilising the Sayer steering wheel as the only part of the auto that you physically own, the Future Type considers a flexibility between work, family and play.