The Jaguar XJ Series began production in 1968 as a large luxurious sedan. The original XJ was available with the famous 4.2 liter XKE engine. Production continued until 1992, with updating about every 10 years.
Based mechanically and aerodynamically on the racing D-Type, the E-type was originally conceived as a race car, but with the changes in Jaguar’s attitudes on racing during development, it became a street car.
The Jarret is unique because the vehicle is driven entirely by an electronic joystick, making this the first drive-by-wire vehicle ever produced. Two SRM electric motors are directly connected to the each rear wheel; the vehicle is steered by changing the relative speed of either one of the motors.
After the decline of the armaments industry, in 1929 Czech engineer and inventor František Janeček began producing motorcycles. He purchased the German motorcycle company Wanderer from Winklhofer & Jaenicke and named the new company Jawa Motokov, created by merging the names JAneček and WAnderer.
Operating in Austin, Texas, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Jet Industries was known primarily for the conversion of a variety of vehicles to electric power, which were then marketed under their own name with new model names.