Jaguar's famous classic from 1960s is now an all-electric sports vehicle

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Those who love the sound of Jaguar Land Rover's vehicles might be upset to hear the company is planning electric versions of every model in the showroom after the year 2020. This means they'll either be fully electric or use some kind of hybrid system to operate.

While neither seems to be a ideal implementation of forward-thinking technology - the E-type Zero features an incongruously-appointed carbonfibre dashboard and modern rotary gear selector, the Future-Type some erroneous "emotion" references for what is ostensibly a wheeled smartphone - both show that JLR isn't simply limiting itself to electric powertrains, and is considering a wider range of topics as the brand goes forward into the future.

Jaguar Land Rover is revealing the intelligent and connected steering wheel of the future during the inaugural Tech Fest at Central St Martins art, design and technology college in London, UK.

Jaguar Land Rover recently announced its commitment to produce both hybrid and fully-electric versions of every vehicle in its range by 2020. The Zero is based on a 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type Roadster, which is externally nearly identical to a conventional auto. Also, Sweden's Volvo had earlier said it would end gas-only vehicle production and introduce cars with some sort of sort of plug-in capability starting in 2019. Its lithium ion battery pack has the same dimensions, and similar weight, as the XK six-cylinder engine used in the original E-type. We have to do both, we have to refine the internal combustion engine and simultaneously research and develop even more competitive petro-electric vehicles.

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While I'd also love to see a lighter E-Type Zero with more power, I also realize that this will prevent classic E-Type bodies from getting wrapped around trees by rich doofuses. But after a trip through Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Coventry, it's got something a bit different going on under the hood.

As far as the performance of the automobile is concerned, the sports auto can top 0-62 miles per hour just in a matter of approximately 5.5 seconds.

Jaguar notes that in the future, cars will be shared instead of owned something we've heard from the industry for a while.

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