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: email@example.com.
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.”
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.