Iconic Jaguar E-Type to Return as Electric Vehicle

Exciting, appealing, controversial—the relaunch or conversion of classic cars to electric vehicles causes all kinds of reactions. Yesterday, at Monterey Car Week, Jaguar announced that, 45 years after being discontinued, the E-Type will return—in all-electric form. Using I-Pace parts, the car-maker is also offering existing E-Type owners to convert their cars—a process which they say is full reversible. Expected to be available in 2020, the E-Type Zero, Jaguar assures, will “accelerate more quickly than the Series 1 E-Type and that the electric conversion maintains the same weight balance and handling characteristics as the original car.” A bold move, considering the car’s iconic status in motoring history. Read more at The Drive.

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