Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Drive Electric Jaguar E-Type At Royal Wedding

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle just got married, thus becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Their wedding was a typically royal affair and included some fine automobiles, though none more special than this bespoke Jaguar E-Type the newlyweds drove from Windsor Castle to their evening reception.

This light blue E-Type was transformed by the British automaker last year and fitted with a 225 HP electric motor and 40 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The sexy Jaguar, a 1968 Series 1.5 Roadster, wasn’t created with the intention of becoming a production model, but does show how classics can be successfully overhauled with electric powertrains.

With classic looks and modern technology, could this be the perfect E-Type?

Concept Zero combines the renowned E-Type dynamic experience with enhanced performance through electrification,” director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic Tim Hannig said last year. “This unique combination creates a breathtaking driving sensation.”

Interestingly, the E-Type used by the royals was a left-hand drive model, despite the UK driving on the left side of the road. That’s because the EV was a LHD one-off, and Jaguar obviously didn’t build a second, RHD prototype.

The duo looked particularly glamorous on their way to the reception, and the elegant E-Type, electric or not, was definitely a ride fitting the royal couple.

  • kachuks

    The only place I thought would be safe of this Royal extravaganza. Cool car though.

    • Day_Trader

      Cool car and lifestyle in general – sponsored by cool British taxpayers for life. Keep calm and keep paying those taxes.

      • Matt

        Less than a dollar per taxpayer per year.

        • Day_Trader

          You’re so right Einstein. Except in UK they ain’t got no dallars.

        • Brent Morrison

          It may be less than a pound but it all adds up, moron.

          • Matt

            Thanks for clarifying that, I had no idea that it ‘adds up’.

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  • Perry F. Bruns

    So they drove the electric Jag off.

  • Bo Hanan

    Harry’s new wife is half black! More reasons to love Harry.

  • The reason why the car is LHD is because the car is a personal property of JLR Classics head Tim Hannig, he and his team finds a rust free car from California, purist will be delighted that the car comes with non standard engine, because at one time the car ifs fitted with Chevrolet V8.

    That said JLR Classics were saying they might produce it if there is enough demands.

  • Christian Wimmer

    I recently saw a documentary about a small start-up company in California (IIRC) which looks for discarded Volkswagen Beetles from the 1950s and 1960s and converts them into electric cars along with a proper restoration. I thought that was pretty neat.

    Nice E-Type! But man, it needs the inline-6 or V12 for posterity’s sake!

  • it’s a lefthand drive… surprising.

    • Scino Iem

      Left hand drive because wife is always right.

      • TheHake

        Man that’s funny!!!!!!!

  • LeStori

    Too tall for the Jag. Luckily it was a soft top version.
    Should have been British racing green or something actually desireable rather than this muted grey blob. Not sure what Jaguar were thinking when they actually decided to ruin an E-type. But i supose as it is a horrible colour who really cares.

    • mb4design

      It’s a pearlescent blue factory color (Colour, if you prefer) that accentuates the form much better than BRG. If there is disappointment here it would be in not hearing the twin cam six.

    • The color was in fact pretty much close of the one that they use in I-Pace, I think it’s become Jaguar electric car color.

      Also believe it or not, the conversion is not permanent, you could install the original straight six engine back easily and vice versa as they proclaimed.

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