1. An electric powertrain developing 220kW has been specially designed for the E-type Concept Zero.
Its lithium-ion battery pack has the same dimensions, and similar weight, to the XK six-cylinder engine used in the original E-type. It sits in precisely the same location as the XK engine. The electric motor (and reduction gear) lies just behind the battery pack, in the same location as the E-type’s gearbox. A new propshaft sends power to a carry-over differential and final drive. Total weight is 80kg lower than the original E-type’s.
2. Electric powertrain with similar weight and dimensions to the outgoing petrol engine and transmission.
This means, the car’s structure including suspension and brakes, has not changed, simplifying the conversion and homologation. It drives, handles, rides and brakes like an original E-type. Front-rear weight distribution is unchanged.
3. The XK six-cylinder engine was made from 1949 until 1992.
This was fitted to nearly all of Jaguar’s iconic models of that period, including the E-type, XK120, Mk2 and XJ6. The new electric powertrain could be used in any of these vehicles.