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Jaguar Unveils E-Type Zero

Jaguar E-type Zero, a Jaguar icon reinvented with a zero-emission powertrain, won ‘Best Use of Electricity Since the Lightbulb’

Feb 11, 2018 | By Andrea Sim

Jaguar E-Type Zero

Jaguar has unveiled a lightweight, zero-emission and all-electric powertrain version of its iconic E-Type model, with the aim of “demonstrating Jaguar Land Rover Classic’s commitment to future-proofing classic car ownership,” said Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic.

Engineered by the specialist team at Jaguar Land Rover Classic, the E-type Zero sports car is designed to renew interest in classic cars. Equipped with an advanced lithium-ion battery pack with the same weight and dimensions (same as the original car’s XK six-cylinder engine, weighing in at around 46kg less than a traditional E-type), the Zero can accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds.

“The E-type Zero combines the renowned E-Type dynamic experience with enhanced performance through electrification,” Hannig commented. With this unique combination, the E-type Zero version will take Jaguar drivers on a breathtaking driving sensation.

Currently one of UK’s largest and leading manufacturers of premium all-wheel-drive vehicle, Jaguar has built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover and Jaguar luxury sports saloon and sports car.

With Jaguar’s commitment to electrify all of its cars from 2020 onward, also extending to the Zero version, “We’re delighted that E-type Zero has the approval of the knowledgeable team at British GQ,” Hannig affirmed.

Most recently, Jaguar Land Rover has won two awards at the GQ Car of the Year Awards 2018. The Range Rover Velar will be displayed at the London Design Museum. Created with balanced proportions and elegant lines, the Velar is made to “cruise effortlessly through any urban landscape is a given, but when called upon, it can also conquer where mountain goats fear to tread,” CQ Magazine commented.

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