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JLR to switch to electric and hybrid cars from 2020

JLR to switch to electric and hybrid cars from 2020

The sculptured device was unveiled at the inaugural Tech Fest at the renowned Central St. Martins Art, Design and Technology College in London.

Jaguar Land Rover Classic have today announced the launch of a brand new E-Type.

The electric motor (and reduction gear) lies just behind the battery pack, in the same location as the E-type's gearbox. This unique combination creates a breath taking driving sensation. Now the 2040 vision revolves around a vehicle simply called Future-Type, backed up with a concept idea of what the steering wheel (called Sayer) that might represent in an autonomous driving future. "We're looking forward to the reaction of our clients as we investigate bringing this concept to market". The team took a Series 1.5 Roadster and fitted it with a fully electric system capable of seeing off 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds.

The E-Type, once dubbed "the most handsome vehicle in the world" by Enzo Ferrari, has been given a "future-proofed" update, by replacing its original XK engine with a battery pack and an electric motor, leaving the bodywork - and luxury interior - intact.

Jaguar recently vowed that it wants to convert all of its existing vehicles into all-electric automobiles.

Jaguar E-type Zero Interior

"FUTURE-TYPE offers an insight into the potential for driving and auto ownership in the future".

This vehicle looks every bit the classic E-Type, except, under the bonnet is a fully electric power train.

The headlights are LED lights for maximum efficiency and XK six-cylinder engine used in the original E-type.

The U.K. automaker's plan to offer greener versions of its sporty Jaguar cars and Land Rover SUVs comes as governments crack down on air pollution and Carbon dioxide emissions. Hybrid vehicles help reduce fuel burn because they can be driven short distances, or benefit from enhanced performance, with the help of electric motors. "It's part of our vision for how a luxury vehicle brand could continue to be desirable, in a more digital and autonomous age". There is no doubt about that.

Back down to reality, the company is preparing for the I-Pace - which it showed off at the LA Auto Show a year ago - to hit showrooms in 2018.

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