The glamour of Prince Harry’s wedding to then Meghan Markle was an affair to be remembered. Meghan wore two stunning designer dresses, while Harry looked every inch the Prince while he awaited his bride to be at the altar. As the newly married couple emerged from Windsor Castle, the world caught a glimpse of the aquamarine ring from Diana, Princess of Wales’s collection, undoubtedly a way for Harry to keep his mother close on his wedding day. The couple made their way to Frogmore in a blue Jaguar, which the manufacturer just announced will go into full production.
Now, the E-Type Jaguar, once considered as “the most beautiful car in the world,” by company founder Enzo Ferrari, will soon be available to the masses. It’s an electric version of the classic 1960s sports car and is expected to be available for purchase in 2020.
Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director Tim Hanning released a statement saying, “We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the Jaguar E-type Zero concept. 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.”
This new model is targeting a range of 170 miles, with an expected battery life of six to seven hours. Its state of the art upgrades includes LED headlights and a touchscreen.
For potential customers who worried about buying an electric car, Jaguar explained in a statement, “Using an electric powertrain with similar weight and dimensions to the outgoing petrol engine and transmission means the car’s structure, including suspension and brakes, has not changed, simplifying the conversion and keeping the driving experience in line with the original vehicle. It drives, handles, rides, and brakes like an original E-type with front-rear weight distribution unchanged.”