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Source: Jaguar

The 'Most Beautiful Car In The World' Is Getting An Electric Makeover

By Kristin Hunt

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle generated all sorts of headlines with their 600-person royal wedding this May. Some people focused on Markle’s custom Givenchy gown, while others were drawn to the choir’s take on “Stand by Me.” But for car enthusiasts, there was no topping the Jaguar convertible the pair drove to their reception at Frogmore House — and this wasn’t just any Jaguar. It was an electric-powered version of the classic E-Type model, a sports car that was dubbed “the most beautiful car in the world” upon its 1961 release.

Jaguar is now making the electric E-Type available to customers outside the British royal family. On August 24, the luxury car company announced that it was putting the electrified convertible on the market, with the first deliveries expected by the summer of 2020.

The Jaguar E-Type Zero will run on a 40kWh (kilowatt hour) battery that can last for six to seven hours per charge, reaching a range of roughly 170 miles. This updated model will also include LED headlights and a central touchscreen console, though the company is aiming to keep the concept fairly similar, so the car “drives and looks like an E-Type.”