E-Type Builder Pairs Up with EV Converter for New E-Type Program
Evolution E-Types, Electrifi will convert any E-Type into an electric vehicle for the hefty sum of $1.08 million starting late 2019.
Not too long ago, we saw the Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave their wedding ceremony in an electric E-Type built by none other than Jaguar. The combination of royalty, classic Jaguar, and future Jaguar was such a winner than the company decided to build more, in the form of the E-Type Zero.
Turns out our beloved brand isn’t the only one wanting to add more electricity to the E-Type. English E-Type builder Evolution E-Types reached over the Irish Sea to team up with Ireland’s Electrifi to begin building their own take on the British classic via conversion in late 2019.
“With this partnership we are helping breath life back into these classic cars by building modern and sustainable technology into the very heart of cars for the twenty first century,” said Electrifi founder Norman Crowley. “Working with Evolution to build the Jaguar E-Type brings us a step closer to changing the way people drive in the future.”
Based on a customer’s own E-Type, the partnership will exchange whatever is under the hood at the time for their own electric motor, limited to only 450 horsepower on tap. When combined with a lightweight aluminum roadster or coupe body, the immense power will send the conversion to 60 mph in under four seconds, eventually topping out at 165 mph.
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“We are looking to the future, and we recognise that electric is the way forward,” said Evolution boss Uryk Dmyterko. “Our partnership with Electrifi means we can concentrate on building the best Jaguar E-Type available and utilise Electrifi’s already highly developed and tested electric technology.”
Those seeking to convert their E-Types to electric power (with the ability to go back if they tire of trying to find a place to charge their cars) will pay around $1.08 million for the privilege. The two firms state their first prototype will debut sometime around summer’s end, while production units will head out on the highway near the end of 2019.
Photos: Evolution E-Types