Engineered by Jaguar Land Rover Classic at our new Classic Works facility in Warwickshire, the Jaguar E-type Zero is based on 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type Roadster, and features a cutting-edge electric powertrain enabling 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds.
The E-type Zero concept made its world debut during Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London back in September 2017, and was more recently shown in August 2018 at The Quail, Monterey Car Week.
Due to various global expressions of interest, Jaguar Classic are now looking at first customer deliveries starting from summer 2020.
Combining its restoration expertise with cutting-edge technology from the award- winning All-New Electric Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar Classic will offer tailor-made E-types restored and converted to electric power. An EV conversion service for existing E-type owners will also be offered. To preserve the authenticity of the base vehicle, the EV conversion will be fully reversible.
Bespoke Electric Powertrain
An electric powertrain developing 220kW has been specially designed for the E-type Zero. Its lithium-ion battery pack has the same dimensions and similar weight, to the XK six-cylinder engine used in the original E-type.
This unique electric powertrain was developed by an electric powertrain specialist in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover engineers and to a specific brief from Jaguar Land Rover Classic. It uses some technology and components borrowed from the All-New Electric Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar Land Rover’s first production all-electric vehicle.
The E-type Zero has a ‘real world’ range of 270km (about 170 miles), helped by low weight and good aerodynamics. It uses a 40kWh battery, which can be recharged from home overnight (typically in six to seven hours, depending on power source).