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Jaguar E-Type Zero: The Future Of Electric Cars

‘They don’t make them like they used to.’ You hear people say that about things all the time, especially cars.The Jaguar E-Type is one of the most iconic cars out there and a great choice for any classic vehicle enthusiast. However, they’re not that efficient to run and they’re pretty bad for the environment. If only there were a way to strike a balance between amazing design and a cheap clean engine.


Well, now there is. The Jaguar E-Type Zero is, without doubt, the coolest electric car on the planet. It captures everything that was so amazing about the original model and brings it into the future with an electric engine. It’s surely going to usher in a new age of electric car technology. This new E-Type, based on a model from 1968, is pretty much exactly the same apart from the updated engine. So, how does it hold up against its classic counterpart?


The E-Type is one of the most recognisable cars in the world and even took pride of place in a James Bond movie. To ruin that iconic exterior would be a great shame, which is why it’s a good job that they haven’t done that. This is the kind of car that you’ll want to wash regularly with top rated car wash shampoo to keep it in tip top shape. All of the classic lines and elegant curves are still there and the ride is low. At first glance, you would never realise that this is an electric car and not a classic 60’s E-Type. The only small changes that have been made are for energy efficiency, for example, the headlights have been updated with LED lights. It’s barely noticeable and doesn’t take away from the classic look.


The interior of the car has had a bit more of an upgrade, but it still captures the essence of the original. The gear stick has naturally been replaced with one that has the drive, neutral and reverse features that you need in an electric vehicle. The dash has been replaced with a slick looking carbon fibre one and they’ve added a modern screen display. There are also lots of new controls but they’ve all been designed with a classic car feel to create a great marriage of modern electric car design and the traditional aesthetic of the old E-Type. The wood rimmed steering wheel and hand cranks for the windows give the nostalgic feel of driving the Zero’s original counterpart.


To create the electric engine, Jaguar built on their existing electric cars. The 220kw drivetrain is powered by an impressive 40kw battery. If you’re worried about losing the power of the original E-Type you can rest easy. It’ll do 0-60 in a staggering 5.5 seconds. When you compare it to other electric cars, the range isn’t amazing. It’ll do around 6 or 7 hours on a full charge which can usually take you about 170 miles. It’s not the best for long distance but nobody ever bought an E-Type for getting from A to B.

The E-Type Zero is a triumph in electric car design that proves that we don’t need to make compromises on power or appearance to reduce carbon emissions.     

Tesla Reveals a Super Semi, 0-60 in Under 5 Seconds!

At an event in Los Angeles on November 16th, 2017, Tesla unveiled its new Semi electric truck, which is capable of traveling 800 kilometers (500 miles) on a single charge with a loaded trailer.

Powered by four independent Model 3 motors, the vehicle can go from 0-60 mph in just five seconds; it’ll take 20 seconds while paired with an 80,000 pound load. The idea with the Semi is to create a shipping solution that’s not only more environmentally friendly than a diesel truck, but also more economical to own and operate.

The interior features a central cockpit for greater visibility and two large displays for navigation and other controls on either side of the cabin. The shatter-proof windshield uses Tesla Armor Glass that the company says is far more durable than standard glass; that’s a big deal because a cracked windshield takes time to replace, and it’s illegal to drive with a damaged one in the US, which means downtime and money down the drain for trucking companies.

In addition, the Semi beams data to a mobile app that presents vital information about the vehicle, along with remote diagnostics, preventative maintenance, and fleet management information.

With the Semi, the big draw for logistics companies will likely be the lower cost of ownership. Tesla says that a diesel truck is 20 percent more expensive to run per mile, and that running an Autopilot-powered convoy of Semis is even more economical than transporting cargo by rail, while also being 10 times safer than having the vehicles manned by human drivers.

It’ll be interesting to see if that’s enough to convince shipping companies to make the switch to Tesla’s electric offering. The Semi will begin production in 2019, and you can reserve them now by wiring across $5,000 apiece.

SOURCE: TheNextWeb