Electric Land Rover Defender accelerates to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds

Tuning studio E.C.D. Automotive Design for many years specialized in the work of Land Rover Defender. Their last creation was the complete electrification of the legendary off-road vehicle.

Tesla components were used for the conversion: power unit and battery pack. After the upgrade E.C.D Defender received a battery of 100 kWh with a power reserve of 354 km. Charging time from a three-phase power supply is five hours.

The electric drive showed a record acceleration for the SUV, up to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds. More detailed information about power and torque in the studio has not yet been provided.

The future of electric SUVs

Recently, more and more tuning studios are working on single or small-scale re-equipment of famous fuel off-road vehicles. For example, UAZ Hunter in the Czech Republic was re-equipped by MW Motor, and Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen became EV thanks to Kreisel Electric.

Daimler admits that they are interested in the history of Geländewagen. The off-road vehicle is becoming more and more difficult to cope with the ever tighter emission requirements. Deviation from the new standards can lead to withdrawal from production. A second life for the project should be an electric powertrain, a kind of one for the entire G class.

Earlier Bollinger Motors startup, which is engaged in creation of the most powerful and long-range electric pickup truck, announced a patent for its platform. And in the company Triton Solar promised the rapid debut of a huge electric car with a range of over 1000 km.

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