Electrogenic has announced that the company will be electrifying a classic that still to this day is considered one of the most beautiful cars in the history of the automotive industry, the Jaguar E-type.
The Oxford-based electrification company will offer E-type customers a choice of three advanced zero-emission powertrains to provide different driving experiences and levels of performance.
Electrogenic is offering a suite of E-type conversion options, which start with a ‘Tourer’ conversion. This option has a lower-than-original kerb weight, enabling nimble cornering and a lively balance between handling and range. The electric powertrain gives the car a maximum speed of approximately 100mph, through the car’s original gearbox to retain the feel of ‘classic’ driving.
Customers can also choose a ‘Sprint’ conversion, with a near-original kerb weight and a powertrain producing 470Nm of torque delivered through the car’s original gearbox. This conversion exceeds the original quoted E-type performance figures, and the additional weight is kept low in the chassis for optimal balance and handling.
There is also a high-performance ‘Grand Tourer’ conversion for a totally unique E-type driving experience. This option removes the original gearbox, updating the power delivery and drivetrain to that of a more modern vehicle. In ‘Grand Tourer’ specification, the electric powertrain delivers 300kW, and 600Nm of torque, for high performance.
The Tourer and Sprint options offer an approximate all-electric range of 150 miles, with one or two optional range-extenders that will add approximately 50 miles of additional range each. The Grand Tourer option offers a single range extension that extends the range on a single charge to 250 miles.
Prices for the conversion, which require a donor car to be provided, start from £54,000 for the ‘Tourer’, £62,000 for the ‘Sprint’ and £80,000 for the ‘Grand Tourer’, exclusive of VAT. The final price will depend on the customer’s desired specification, as each car is bespoke and tailored to their exact requirements.
All Electrogenic E-type conversions retain the character of the original car. The interior maintains the car’s original dashboard, with switches and dials repurposed where appropriate: for example, the fuel gauge will display the state of charge.
Electrifying the E-type, which has been described by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car ever made”, has been a challenge for the company, according to Steve Drummond, Director and Co-Founder of Electrogenic.
“Electrifying an icon is always going to be a challenge, and because of that we’ve put a great deal of thought and research into the options that we will provide for customers,” he said. “Each vehicle we re-create is customised but engineering three distinct motor options gives our customers a clear starting point for the conversion.”
Electrogenic has been displaying one of its Jaguar E-type conversions at the London Classic Car Show, which ran from 25 to 27 June 2021 at Syon Park. The E-type was displayed alongside a Citroen DS, a Series Two Land Rover, a Karmann Ghia and a Porsche 356 which have all been converted by Electrogenic.