Jaguar puts the E-Type Zero Project on hold
When Jaguar Land Rover Classic unveiled the experimental E-Type Zero two years ago – a 1968 restomod converted to electric power – many were excited to pre-order it. The company said it would release a whole series of such cars and even penciled in the launch for the spring of 2020 – but ended up putting the project on hold.
Jaguar did not provide any reasons for this, but our main assumption is that the automaker wants to focus on electrifying its main lineup first. Putting on hold is not the same as closing, so we expect the work on the Jaguar E-Type Zero to resume eventually.
The British sports car builder wanted to sell the E-Type Zero in two versions – as a ready-to-drive car and as an EV conversion kit for building your own battery-powered E-Type. The routine involved cutting the stock inline-six engine out and removing the transmission in favor of a hew 299-hp (223-kW) electric engine and a 40-kWh traction battery.
The experimental roadster built a couple years ago could accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in respectable 5.5 seconds and had 270 kilometers (167 miles) of range.
Editor Andrew Raspopov