Jaguar suspends E-Type Zero project

Jaguar suspends E-Type Zero project

November 28, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Two years ago, the Jaguar Land Rover Classic division revealed the experimental Jaguar E-Type Zero, a classic 1968 roadster converted into an electric car. This project aroused great interest among potential customers, after which the company announced the release of a batch of such cars. In the plans, deliveries were supposed to begin in the spring of 2020, but now Jaguar has announced the suspension of the project.

The official reasons for this decision were not reported, but perhaps the company decided to concentrate all its efforts and resources on updating and electrifying the main range of models. For this, Tata, took up the search for partners and turned to the companies Geely and BMW. Despite the fact that the British are not talking about the complete closure of the project, which means that in the future work on it can be continued.

Recall that the Jaguar E-Type Zero was to enter the market, both in the form of a finished electric car, and as a kit for processing existing cars with internal combustion engines. This operation was a replacement of the inline Six with a traction battery with a capacity of 40 kW 40 h, and the place of the checkpoint was to be taken by an electric motor with a capacity of 299 horsepower. In addition, the dimensions and weight of the battery are selected so as not to violate the initial weight distribution of the gasoline car, although its mass at the exit was reduced by 46 kg. The Jaguar E-Type Zero shown could boast of acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.5 seconds, and one battery charge was enough for 270 kilometers.