Jaguar pauses electric E-type Zero

Jaguar has reportedly paused plans to introduce the all-electric E-type Zero, saying it is 'not a priority in the current global commercial climate'

Jaguar E-type Zero

Jaguar has reportedly paused plans to introduce an all-electric version of the classic E-type

The E-type Zero was first shown in September 2017, and plans to put it into production were confirmed in August 2018. 

Jaguar is now putting the project on hold after what The Sunday Telegraph calls a “reappraisal”. 

The firm said launching the E-type Zero is “not a priority in the current global commercial climate”. 

Deliveries of the £350,000 car were originally scheduled to begin in summer 2020. Jaguar started taking expressions of interest in summer 2018, and even set up a dedicated email address for potential buyers: 

Owners who expressed interest have now been contacted: “It is with regret that I inform you that we have taken a difficult decision to pause the development of the production vehicle for the time being.”

Jaguar E-type Zero

The car was famously used by the Duke of Sussex to drive the Duchess to their wedding reception

It also won the ‘Best use of electricity since the light bulb’ prize at the 2018 GQ Awards. 

“Jaguar Classic will continue to monitor the external environment, the speed of EV development and demand from the customer base around the world,” added the firm in a statement. 

The development of the E-type Zero’s EV technology is already, it admitted, in an “advanced” state. 

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Richard Aucock
Richard is director at Motoring Research. He has been with us since 2001, and has been a motoring journalist even longer. He won the IMCO Motoring Writer of the Future Award in 1996 and the acclaimed Sir William Lyons Award in 1998. Both awards are run by the Guild of Motoring Writers and Richard is currently chairman of the world's largest organisation for automotive media professionals. Richard is also a juror for World Car Awards and the UK juror for the AUTOBEST awards.



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