Old-school British elegance paired with modern EV power

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few weeks, you’ve undoubtedly been inundated with coverage of the royal wedding. But don’t worry - we aren’t here to analyze Meghan’s dress or the contents of the goodie bags handed out to guests. No, we’d prefer to talk about that surprisingly quiet E-Type that whisked the happy couple off to the royal reception.

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This E-Type was retrofitted with an all-electric powertrain. It’s called the E-Type Zero, and it’s based on an original ’68 Jag.

You gotta love an old-school E-Type, right? The looks, the heritage, the sound… well, it looks like this particular example comes with all the above, minus the sonorous six-cylinder wail, that is.

That’s because this E-Type was retrofitted with an all-electric powertrain. It’s called the E-Type Zero, and it’s based on an original ’68 Jag, restored and upgraded courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works.

Rather than running on a rippin’ XK powerplant, this classic roadster comes packing with 220-kW battery pack and electric motor, which is mounted inside the engine bay in similar fashion as the original internal combustion engine.

That means it offers similar handling characteristics as the original, and with power routed to the rear wheels, it’s pretty quick too, hitting 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.

The rest of it is as it was when it left the factory half a century ago, minus new LED lighting elements up front, that is. With EV efficiency mated to gorgeous E-Type lines, it’s a tasty combo to behold, and a nice pick to carry the newly weds off to the royal reception.

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1961 - 1968 Jaguar E-Type High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 1968 Jaguar E-Type.

2017 Jaguar E-Type Zero High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Check out our full review of the 2017 Jaguar E-Type Zero.

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