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Land Rover Proves of Off-Road Electric Vehicles

Rover’s All-Electric prototype itself capable as an off-road

Hardened SUV fans claim electric cars just tackle life outside limits. They are, been informed in a variety of ways, just not man enough for the Now I have proof to the contrary.

I heard that British Land Rover had built prototype electric off-road Rover Defenders, I had to drive On April 30, Land Rover 65 years of designing, building and vehicles designed to go where cars could not. The answer to the original Willys MB Land Rover has become worldwide with adventure, and hard work.

The official Rover birthday celebrations the opportunity to see if off-road adventures can be by elecricity.

Hidden in Plain Sight

my way down the line of various and prestige vehicles available to around Packington Hall the original Land Rovers testedthe electric Land wasn’t exactly easy to

From the front and sides, the prototype looked like any 110-inch Defender. Were it not for the on the hood proclaiming its fuel, the absence of tailpipe would the game away.


Normally in the U.K. by a series of diesel the Land Rover Defender sold in the U.S. due to tough safety and emissions standards. The offers a go-anywhere off-road without the opulent interior, low tires, and multitude of leather to its upmarket Range Rover Built to last, its rugged drive system, chunky and high ground clearance it a favorite with farmers and alike, while its boxy rejects cutting-edge aerodynamics and automotive design trends.

Unimaginable Torque

Thanks to a motor under the floor the Defender’s 6-speed manual would normally be, the all-electric produces a respectable 250 foot-pounds of Available from standstill, torque makes it a real joy to on tough off-road terrain. And the original gearbox is no more, the defender keeps the secondary high-low ratio gearbox gives all Land Rovers legendary climbing and towing

Land Rover makes no about the fact that prototype isn’t meant for driving, although it will itself up to a rather noisy top of 70 miles per hour. As with any however, this prototype is off-road rather than on, its 20-second 0-60 mph time

Similarly, Land Rover commit on a miles-per-charge figure. it says, there’s enough in the 27-kWh battery pack to the vehicle happy for a hard work off the beaten track.

A 27 lithium-ion battery pack under the hood.

Heavier, But poised

Thanks to some engineering, the all-electric prototype as wellif not betterthan its diesel-powered With plenty of regenerative available on accelerator lift-off, possible to drive the Land Defender Electric without touching the brake pedal.

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Moreover, with electronic descent-control borrowed from Land Rover vehicles, the prototype is happy to use its powerful to slow itself down on steep grades by simply in more regenerative braking as Steering is taken care of by an hydraulic pump, making the Electric feel and behave a Land Rover should.

familiar with how the Land Defender is built might the 27 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery powering the electric prototype to be between the legs of its substantial chassis. In order to keep clearance as high as possible Land Rover engineers the entire pack under the completely filling the engine

As a prototype, the plug-in Defender has no external socket for charging. either an off-board Level 2 or a three-phase rapid charger into a socket under the recharging the car in 8 hours or three respectively.

And because the battery and motor are Land Rover says the Electric can wade through up to inches of water. The standard version can only cope 19 inches.

Don’t Get Too Excited

It never make it to production, but prototype could illustrate a path for Land Rover.

The Rover Defender Electric is proof that Land knows how to make an off-road EV, but the Defender due to exit service in after 33 years of production, expect to see one at a local dealership soon.

Yet, there is Land Rover is acutely that it needs to develop a ecologically-responsible fleet moving and the plug-in drivetrain offers it a forward. How, when, or we’ll see as a consequence remains a

Land Rover provided to enable us to bring you this report.

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