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News A Jaguar EV-Type As The F-Type’s Electric Successor?

A Jaguar EV-Type As The F-Type’s Electric Successor?

As the halo electric sports car at Jaguar, the name EV-Type is almost too perfect.


  • Jaguar applied to trademark the name most recently back in February.

  • While nothing is confirmed, we know Jaguar is considering an electrified future.

  • The car might be inspired by the superb C-X75 concept from 2010.


Jaguar has announced numerous plans over the last 18 months or so involving BMW, Land Rover, internal-combustion engines, and EVs. The most recent trademark application for the name “Jaguar EV-Type” dates back to February could further indicate that Jag might be working on a future electric sports car.

Jaguar C-X75 | Photo: Jaguar

The EV-Type moniker quite obviously refers back to the glorious E-Type from the 1960s and 70s. It remains one of the most beautiful automotive creations in modern history. The fact that the word “Type” also appears in the name could indicate that it will take the F-Type’s place in the future. As we know it, the current F-Type should be due for an overhaul in about two years.

1961 Jaguar E-Type | Photo: Jaguar

Jaguar is preparing to introduce three new EVs in the not too distant future, and this could be one of them. Ex-design Boss Ian Callum shared last year with Autocar that he’d allowed himself to be inspired by his own C-X75 concept when designing the outline for the company’s next sports car. And then there’s the fully electric Vision Gran Turismo Coupé Jaguar created last year for the Gran Turismo video game series.

Jaguar Designs Virtual Vision Gran Turismo Coupé

The idea of the combination of a C-X75-inspired design for an EV call the EV-Type is simply too good an opportunity for Jaguar to pass up. The press release writes itself – they’ll even be able to mix in a little James Bond and lots of history.

Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupé

1961 Jaguar E-Type | Photo: Jaguar

Jaguar C-X75 | Photo: Jaguar

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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