Jaguar E Type Gets an Electric Boost

Around 1,400 people work at Jaguar Land Rover's i54 site next to the M54 motorway

Around 1,400 people work at Jaguar Land Rover's i54 site next to the M54 motorway

Acclaimed as "the most lovely auto in the world", the E-Type Zero is a 1968 Series 1.5 Roadster dragged into the 21st century.

As far as the performance of the automobile is concerned, the sports vehicle can top 0-62 miles per hour just in a matter of approximately 5.5 seconds.

A quick look inside the cockpit and the traditional seats and over-sized steering wheel are joined by a modern automatic gearbox and a touchscreen display - ensuring you have 21st century infotainment at your fingertips.

The E-type is totally original in specification, apart from the state of the art zero emissions electric motor and modified instrumentation. We seriously hope it does make it into production, but if it does one thing's for sure, it'll be expensive and rare.

From that year, drivers will be able to buy any Jaguar auto or Land Rover sport utility vehicles as an electric, plug-in hybrid or so-called mild hybrid, chief executive of JLR, which is owned by India's Tata, said.

The UK-based manufacturer has promised that all new models from 2020 will be fully electric or hybrid, which is being seen as a significant step beyond its unveiling last November of a single electric concept auto.

BRITAIN'S biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has said it is starting to feel the first effects of Brexit, with European Union citizens demanding improved contracts and global suppliers less willing to commit to the country.

Tim Hannig, Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: "E-type Zero combines the renowned E-type dynamic experience with enhanced performance through electrification".

The consumer-focused Jaguar I-Pace sports dual electric motors, that deliver 400 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Actually the auto being showed off by Jaguar in London is a restored 1.5 Roadster.

To mark the occasion, Jaguar has revealed three one-off electric cars, representing the past, present and future.

The first of the new models would be the 100% electric Jaguar I-Pace SUV, which goes on sale in 2018.

The vehicle (pictured below) features an intelligent steering wheel called the "Sayer", named after Malcolm Sayer, designer of the E-type.

The British manufacturer isn't the only vehicle maker that has its sights set on an electric future.

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