Currently reading: Jaguar EV-Type: trademark filing hints at electric F-Type successor
Jaguar is considering an array of design and powertrain options for the rebirth of its Porsche 911 rival
News
2 mins read
7 July 2020

Jaguar has registered to trademark the name Jaguar EV-Type, further fuelling speculation that the brand’s next sports car will be electric.

The trademark, which is still pending according to the WIPO global brand database, was first applied for in mid-February.

While trademarks are often registered by companies for a variety of reasons and don’t always preview the name of a forthcoming model, Autocar understands the British brand is actively considering an electric sports car.

Jaguar F-Type could become electric halo model

The name EV-Type appears to be a reference to the iconic Jaguar E-Type sports car of the 1960s and 1970s. This, along with the fact that the only Jaguar model still using the ‘Type’ suffix is the F-Type, adds considerable weight to the assumption.

It is still believed that Jaguar hasn’t firmly decided on what form the replacement for the F-Type will take, despite its designers having strong ideas. Former design director Ian Callum revealed last year that he had created a blueprint for Jaguar’s next-generation sports car with a mid-engined layout and a look inspired by the ill-fated C-X75 of 2010.

That design is thought to be dependent on a decision to make the next F-Type an EV; another proposal for a front-engined petrol car also remains on the drawing board.

Last year, Jaguar unveiled the Vision Gran Turismo Coupé concept as a digital model designed exclusively for the Gran Turismo videogame franchise. The company gave no indiciation that it would create a production version of the 1006bhp electric supercar, but its characterising features - a high beltline, long bonnet and swooping rear deck - are inspired by the C-X75 and F-Type, and could preview the design of future Jaguar EVs. 

One stumbling block would be the need to spend big on developing a bespoke platform for an electric sports car, although this issue could be helped if Jaguar Land Rover extends its budding collaboration with BMW.

Regardless, a successor to the F-Type isn’t due to be launched for another two years at the earliest, as the coupé and convertible were heavily updated only a few months ago.

READ MORE

The car industry now: how will Jaguar Land Rover look after the crisis? 

Jaguar could revive C-X75 concept as next-gen F-Type​

Two new compact Jaguar SUVs on the cards, tipped to use BMW platform​

Advertisement
Advertisement

Find an Autocar review

Read our review

Car review
Jaguar F-Type 2020 road test review - hero front

Jaguar gives its top-of-the-range sports car more poke and sharper handling

Join the debate

Comments
13
Add a comment…
CharlieBrown 12 July 2020

They’ve just delayed the electric XJ

They've just delayed the electric XJ vehicle till October 2021 so I wouldn't hold my breath on this one happening anytime soon - squandered all the money they made a few years back so the cupboard is bare 

artill 7 July 2020

An electric F Type has a few

An electric F Type has a few issues. 

Firstly, will anyone outside of Europe want one? Its bound to be expensive and most of the world doesnt have the downer on ICE cars that Europe does.

Secondly, most EVs now have a skateboard chassis with the batteries at the base of the floorplan. Great for an SUV, but horrible for a sports car where you want to sit as low as possible. Creating a unique chassis for a small volume sports car sounds like a financial disaster to me.

But if they make the next F Type an ICE based car they wont sell any in Europe. 

4rephill 7 July 2020

Another headline would be....

Jaguarworks out how to get an additional 5 more years out of the current F-Type bodyshells.

Find an Autocar car review