Jaguar has certainly made some very cool cars over the years and its most iconic and recognizable design is definitely the E-Type. Jaguar Classic has announced that it will be building zero-emissions versions of the E-Type replacing the classic car’s gas engine with an electric drivetrain. The concept car officially made an appearance in the U.S. at Monterey Car Week in California after a world debut at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in September of last year.
The electric E-Type wraps Jag’s classic sports car up with technology from the modern I-PACE electric crossover SUV to create a car that will be sold directly via Jaguar Classic. The EV construction will take place alongside E-Type restorations at the Classic Works facility in Coventry, UK. Jaguar is withholding the technical specifications of the electric E-Type at this moment.
With the automaker admitting that the car will mesh technology from the I-PACE electric SUV, we at least have some idea what the tech specs could be. The SUV packs in a pair of Jaguar electric motors that make a total of 400hp combined and 512 lb-ft of torque. In
With the E-Type EV being a much smaller and lighter car than the I-PACE, the specifications will certainly change. There is no way the same size and capacity battery packs will fit inside the E-Type. The E-Type will be much lighter than the SUV, smaller batteries won’t necessarily mean abysmal driving range for the car. Less weight and sleeker design than the SUV also