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Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Drives Jaguar E-Type Zero to Reception [Video]

The Tata Group owned Jaguar custom built a 1968 E-Type roadster and removed its 3.8-litre straight six engine to replace it with a plug-in electric technology.

Arjit Garg | News18.comArjit_Garg

Updated:May 21, 2018, 12:48 PM IST
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Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Drives Jaguar E-Type Zero to Reception [Video]
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (Twitter)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds. The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchanged vows in St. George's Chapel in a historic ceremony, as more than 100,000 people packed the sun-baked Windsor streets.

While the much talked about wedding was attended by the who’s who of the entertainment, sports, and political world, including Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, Elton John, George Clooney and David Beckham, the highlight for us was when Price Harry drove his bride to the party himself in an open-top E-Type Jaguar with the number plate E190518 -- the wedding date.




And it was not just a classic Jaguar E-Type! The Tata Group owned Jaguar custom built a 1968 E-Type roadster and removed its 3.8-litre straight six engine to replace it with a plug-in electric technology. Meaning the car in which Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drove for the wedding reception was an all-electric restored Jaguar E-Type Roadster, in a brilliant shade of blue.

Last year, Jaguar-Land Rover CEO, Dr Ralf Speth said that from 2020 onwards, all cars built by Jaguar Land Rover from sports coupés and luxury sedans to formidable SUVs will be offered in all-electric or hybrid guise.

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To highlight its commitment, Jaguar also used the event to take the wraps off a fully restored 1968 E-Type roadster that is in the exact condition it would have been in on the day it arrived at the dealership, except in one very important respect. This car has been converted into a plug-in electric vehicle.

Called the E-Type Zero, it is a full second faster to 100km/h than the original E-Type and can cover 170 miles on a single charge. "Our aim with E-type Zero is to future-proof classic car ownership. We're looking forward to the reaction of our clients as we investigate bringing this concept to market," said Jaguar Land Rover Classic's director, Tim Hannig.

With Inputs from AFP Relaxnews

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