We’ve heard about the Meghan Markle effect, since her engagement to Prince Harry was revealed. And now, this effect just went next-level.
The Duchess of Sussex’s magical power over the retail market now extends to luxury vehicles.
On the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding day, they left for their reception in a Jaguar E-Type. That car was originally manufactured in 1968, and had been converted to electric power.
The metallic, silver blue Jaguar had major James Bond vibes and stood out among a day of standout moments.
But, what about the Meghan Markle effect?
Well, now Jaguar has announced plans to offer electric versions of the E-Type to the public. This means, you can buy a replica of Meghan’s reception ride too.
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The luxury car company isn’t reissuing the cars, but is instead converting classic cars to electric power. The cars converted to electric power will be powered by lithium-ion battery packs that will allow them to travel 170 miles on one charge.
On speaking about the new idea, Tim Hannig, director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic said:-
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the Jaguar E-type Zero concept. Future-proofing the enjoyment of classic car ownership is a major stepping stone for the Jaguar Classic”.
Before you rush to order your own Meghan-mobile, keep in mind that the price tag is steep. The cars are going to run customers about £350,000 and won’t be available until 2020.
The car that Meghan and Harry drove on their wedding day featured a steering wheel on the left side.
This thing is standard in the United States, but not in the United Kingdom. According to some reports, it was likely because the car was originally built to be exported to a different country.
It also served as a perfect nod to Meghan Markle’s American heritage, of course.