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Jaguar Land Rover has just committed to a whole new level of being green, and supported its promise with two astonishing concepts – one coming from the 1960s with an electrical twist and the other still expecting to be born for the 2040s decade.

You can read more about the Jaguar E-Type EV here, but the classic electric retro-conversion isn’t the only thing customers of the brand might be driving in 2040, when some places in the world won’t even allow ICE-powered cars anymore. They might be “driving” something along the line of Future-Type concept, an autonomous electric-driven vision for the upcoming decades. It’s a three-seat city car with 2+1 seating, a full range of infotainment screens, and a prototype steering wheel called Sayer, which can be removed and used as an artificial intelligence virtual assistant.

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JLR even makes the bold assumption that in the future customers would only take possession of the Sayer steering wheel, granting them access to a whole fleet of autonomous shared cars that could be summoned ‘on-demand’. Or owners could send their own car away to gain some money when not in use. The Future-Type is a fully autonomous car, connected to cars and the infrastructure, but according to Jaguar design director Ian Callum it’s not a fully self-driving machine: “Customers tell us that their Jaguar makes them feel special.

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With the Future-Type, we’ve been investigating how we can keep this emotional connection. In a future age of on-demand services and car sharing, our research shows there will still be a place for luxury and premium experiences – and enjoying the drive.” The Jaguar E-Type Zero and Jaguar Future-Pace concepts are being exhibited in London this weekend as part of the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest – a free-to-enter technology exhibition held at Central Saint Martins College, Kings Cross.