Jaguar E-type Zero - "the most beautiful electric
car in the World". The E-type Zero has a real world range of
270km (about 170 miles), helped by the low weight and good aerodynamics. It uses
a 40kWh battery, which can be recharged from home overnight - typically in six
to seven hours, depending on power source. More
Beadle has sent in a link to the Jaguar Land Rover Classic website with information
on their new E-type Zero. His email says "MGFs have been electrified, have
any MGBGTV8s been fitted with a similar battery pack?
Jaguars vision for an on-demand autonomous vehicle. More
Land Rover Classic electrifies the past with an inventive Jaguar E-type sports
car featuring fully electric powertrain - it's called the E-type Zero.
Acclaimed by Enzo Ferrari as the most beautiful car in the world,
the Jaguar E-type now combines breathtaking beauty with zero emissions for the
first time. The E-type Zero is based on 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type Roadster
and features a cutting-edge electric powertrain enabling 0-62mph in just 5.5
seconds, about one second quicker than an original Series 1 E-type.|
The E-type Zero, has been restored and converted at the new Jaguar Land
Rover "Classic Works" in Coventry, not far from where the E-type was
born. An electric powertrain developing 220kW has been specially designed for
the E-type Zero. Its lithium-ion battery pack has the same dimensions, and similar
weight, to the XK six-cylinder engine used in the original E-type. The experts
responsible for developing the electric powertrain have ensured it will be placed
in precisely the same location as the XK engine. The electric motor (and reduction
gear) lies just behind the battery pack, in the same location as the E-types
gearbox. A new propshaft sends power to a carry-over differential and final drive.
Total weight is 46kg lower than the original E-type.
The XK six-cylinder
engine was made from 1949 until 1992 and was fitted to nearly all iconic Jaguar
models of that period, including the E-type, XK120, Mk2 and XJ6. The new electric
powertrain could be used in any of these vehicles to transform any classic XK-engined
Jaguar. It uses some technology and components borrowed from the upcoming I-PACE,
Jaguar Land Rovers first production all-electric vehicle. More