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Jaguar's electric E-type Zero
Jaguar has just unveiled a completely electric version of its classic E-type Roadster, called the E-type Zero. The E-type was once described by Enzo Ferrari as "the most beautiful car in the world", and it looses none of its stunning beauty in this new electric version.
The E-type is totally original in specification, apart from the state of the art zero emissions electric motor and modified instrumentation. It’s 46kg lighter than an original E-type and it can go from 0 to 100km/h in just 5.5 seconds. It also houses a 40kWh battery which can deliver a range of 270km on a single charge, with a full recharge taking around 6 to 7 hours.
Chief of Jaguar Land Rover Classic Tim Hannig said the aim of the E-type Zero is to "future-proof classic car ownership. We’re looking forward to the reaction of our clients as we investigate bringing this concept to market."
You can see the magnificent vehicle on display at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest at Central Saint Martins in London from 8-10 September.