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Published: Sun, September 10, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Jaguar cars set to go electric from 2020

Jaguar cars set to go electric from 2020

It has also made an electric concept auto of its classic E-type model - but there are no plans so far to put it into production.

E-type Zero is based on a 1968 Series 1.5 Roadster and features a cutting-edge electric powertrain for 0-60mph in just 5.5sec.

"Our aim with E-type Zero is to future-proof classic auto ownership", Hannig said.

Based on the '60s classic, the sleek E-Type Zero's design is identical to the auto Enzo Ferrari once called the "most handsome vehicle in the world".

JLR also showcased its vision for the auto of 2040 and beyond.

The boss of the automaker said that Britain needs to do more to be prepared for the mass uptake of electric vehicles.

"This unique combination creates a breathtaking driving sensation".

Sayer is a steering wheel that features artificial intelligence
Jaguar Land Rover commits to all vehicles being electric or hybrid from 2020

Jaguar Land Rover Classic is presenting an electric-powered Jaguar E-type at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest, which opens to the public on September 8 in London.

Dr Ralf Speth, the company's CEO, explained: "We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles".

If that wasn't enough the company have completely re-designed the car's interior blending the iconic wooden steering wheel with a completely digital dashboard and speedometer.

Jaguar Land Rover isn't the first carmaker to make such plans, back in July Volvo said it would be bringing electric models to its entire range.

Certainly there are going to be moves before 2020 to start this evolution of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. Jaguar also says that the FUTURE-TYPE will be able to communicate with other cars, informing them of lane changes and so forth, making each trip safer than ever before. "We could use this technology to transform any classic XK-engine Jaguar". And next year Jaguar will sell the I-Pace, an electric SUV.

Jaguar also shared its vision for the vehicle of the future. Named after Malcolm Sayer, a designer who worked for the brand between 1951 and 1970, the wheel is voice-activated and artificially intelligent. The Future-Type concept is a self-driving EV, intended for a time when cars are more commonly shared than owned, a possibility some manufacturers are already trying to come to terms with.

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