Jaguar had made a statement at the royal wedding when Prince Harry drove his bride to the reception in a resto-modded E-Type. Because the E-Type Zero was an all-electric version of the car that is mostly regarded as the most beautiful car in the world.
Naturally, a large number of people, especially the collectors and connoisseurs would have made a beeline to see if they could have one too. This seems to be the reason why Jaguar Land Rovers classic car arm has decided to restomod E-types for customers.
The E-Type Zero has an interesting powertrain. While we hear 400-mile ranges and mind-numbing accelerations for electric cars, Jaguar has kept it classic in all senses. The petite EV setup is almost the size of the engine that it replaces and uses the same mounts which make the conversion completely reversible. It runs up to 170 miles (less than 300 kms) in 6 to 7 hours of charge and cruises to 100kmph in 5.5 seconds.
Furthermore, according to Jaguar, this setup can also be employed in all cars with the XK engine from 1948 to 1992. And this could trigger an electric-classic car wave - a novel idea in the touchy arena of classic cars.