Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the luncheon after their wedding at Windsor Castle by driving to their reception in a zero-emissions version of what Enzo Ferrari once dubbed “the most beautiful car in the world”.
The registration plate (E190518) was yesterday’s date: the 19th of May, 2018 – which will of course be their anniversary.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Windsor Castle for a reception hosted by The Prince of Wales at Frogmore House, in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. This vehicle was originally manufactured in 1968, and has since been converted to electric power #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/hRrxEUlFlJ
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018
The Jaguar E-Type Zero is powered by a 300 hp electric motor under its legendarily long hood, and is quicker than the original E-Type—going from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 5.5 seconds, about one second faster than a Series 1 E-Type.
The E-type Zero has a ‘real world’ range of 270km (about 170 miles), helped by the low weight and good aerodynamics. It uses a 40kWh battery, which can be recharged from home overnight (typically in six to seven hours, depending on power source).