The Best Electric Conversions To Rival The Classic Eco-friendly Jaguar That Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Drove After Royal Wedding


THE brilliant Jaguar E-Type driven by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after their wedding stole the show for all the right reasons.

A modern take on the 1968 model, the Concept Zero is entirely electric, in a nod to the couple’s environmental conscience.

Getty – Contributor Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s electric Jaguar turned heads at the Royal Wedding

And the impressive £350,000 motor attracted plenty of attention for its unusual combination of vintage style and electric power.

But Harry and Meghan’s classic EV isn’t the only one of its kind.

Motor enthusiasts have spent hours updating some of the most admired cars from recent history to turn them into eco-friendly wonders.

Read on to see some of the best classic conversions that could rival the Royal Wedding’s E-Type.

1998 MINI EV

MINI MINI released their classic conversion this year

Revealed by the British marquee earlier this year, the 20-year-old MINI runs on a powerful 10kWh battery.

It took six years to convert the classic two-door to be completely electric, and it will remain the only one of its kind.

And while it has a range of just 65 miles, the little red motor can reach a top speed of 77mph in full electric mode.

1978 Ferrari 308 GTS

ElectricGT This Ferrari was given new life with an electric motor

The world’s first electric Ferrari, this classic conversion went up for sale earlier this year for an undisclosed reserve.

It was created by California-based company Electric GT after the original 2.9-litre V8 engine was destroyed by fire.

Now entirely electric, it can accelerate from 0-60mph in five seconds, and has a range of 130 miles.

Renovo Coupe (1964 Shelby Daytona)

Renovo Motors Renovo created a stunning electric replica of the Daytona

Modelled off a 1964 Shelby Daytona, this EV is more of a recreation than a conversion.

The electric supercar was produced by the American start-up in 2014, and is one of the more powerful eco-friendly classics.

With a top speed of 120mph, it can do 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds – and is worth nearly £400,000.

1950s VW Beetle

Zelectric Motors The VW Beetle will always remain a classic

The Volkswagen Beetle will always be an iconic motor, which is why a number of enthusiasts have tried to convert them into electric models.

Established electric car company Zelecric Motors have converted one of the mid-twentieth century classics with great success.

The compact hatchback is said to have an 80-mile range, and can reach speeds of up to 100mph.

1980 Fiat Spider

ElectricGT The electric Fiat runs on a Tesla battery

Another product of Electric GT, this convertible Fiat comes with a 120 mile range for a full charge.

Containing a 36kWh Tesla battery, the motor packs 176bhp.

And it is actually more powerful than the original version, with a 0-60mph time of 6.5 seconds – almost half that of the petrol version.

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