We don’t know about you, but here at RE our favourite part of #theroyalwedding2018 was easily the bit where Prince Harry and his new bride departed Windsor Castle as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero.
The stunning looking car, originally manufactured in 1968, was converted to electric drive by Jaguar Land Rover, making it super quiet – as you will observe in the Kensington Palace video – fossil fuel free, and faster than the original.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Windsor Castle for a reception hosted by The Prince of Wales at Frogmore House, in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. This vehicle was originally manufactured in 1968, and has since been converted to electric power #RoyalWeddingpic.twitter.com/hRrxEUlFlJ
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018
The 50-year old car – which was featured on Fully Charged in October last year, see video below – once had a six-cylinder internal combustion engine, but now has an electric drive-train and lithium-ion battery under the bonnet, which can take it from 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds, and offers a “real world” range of 273km.
As it turned out, Prince Harry only needed to drive it 800 metres down the road to his next appointment.
And while this is an old car, recast as an EV, JLR’s global PR manager Mike Goodbun says it also serves as a prototype of what the company could do if it was to electrify an e-Type Jag.
“The purpose of bringing it here to TechFest,” Goodbun told Fully Charged, is to gauge reaction from the public, and potential clients for the car.”
So far, so good.