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You too can own Prince Harry’s electric Jag. Image by Jaguar.

You too can own Prince Harry’s electric Jag
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It's the Jaguar E-Type Zero, an all-electric update of the classic British sports car, as used (in prototype form) by Harry and Meghan on their royal wedding day.

All the customer cars (and first deliveries will be in 2020) will be the same as Harry's - an original 1960s E-Type, with the old XK straight-six engine gone, and in its place a stack of lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor more or less shared with the Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV.

Full specs (and a price) are still to be announced, but Jaguar says that the battery will be a 40kWh unit, which should give the E-Type Zero a one-charge range of around 170 miles. Performance and handling should be more or less unaffected, as the electric powertrain weighs the same as the original engine - and fills the same space.

In the cabin, there are all-digital dials and a big infotainment screen, but you can probably have those replaced with original clocks and buttons if you like.

"We've been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the Jaguar E-type Zero concept. Future-proofing the enjoyment of classic car ownership is a major stepping stone for Jaguar Classic. "E-type Zero showcases the incredible heritage of the E-type, and the expertise and craftsmanship at Classic Works, while demonstrating Jaguar Land Rover's dedication to creating zero emission vehicles across every part of the business, including Jaguar Classic" said Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic.

Neil Briscoe - 24 Aug 2018

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