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Jaguar Classic Confirms Production Plans for E-Type Electric

by Shane McGlaun
Jaguar Classic Confirms Production Plans for E-Type Electriczoom in

A mashup of classic sports car lines and style with a modern powertrain is very appealing to many of us. Now, Jaguar Classic is taking that to the next level with the confirmation that it will produce a version of its iconic E-Type that packs an electric powertrain inside.

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Jaguar says that the electric drivetrain will use tech from its I-PACE electric SUV. We doubt that Jaguar can shoehorn in both electric motors that the I-PACE offers or the same long-range battery pack. Regardless, performance should be spirited thanks to the small size and low base weight of the E-Type, though the battery is bound to add some heft. The concept version of the car packs a 40kWh battery with a target range of 170 miles, and a charge time of 6 to 7 hours.

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The electric E-Type will be built in the same facility Jaguar Classic uses to restore E-Types for sale. Those who already own an E-Type can have the vehicle converted and the conversion can be undone to preserve the authenticity of the donor car.

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The British automaker is is coy on technical details for now, and pricing is as yet unannounced.

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