Land Rover’s first Electric Defender put through its paces

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Land Rover’s first Defender put through its paces

An Defender is the subject of an ongoing Rover research program as the ‘Eden Project’

Earlier year, Land Rover it would be electrifying a Defender. the hefty British 4×4 may not like the most logical for an electric makeover, the first Defender began its real tests this past at the Eden Project in Cornwall,

One of the many trials at Cornwall to put the first Electric Defender’s power to the test saw it hauling a (13-ton) road train up of four trailers stuffed 60 Eden Project visitors. The showed its electric worth by its way up a test incline with a 6 grade. But the Defender 110, as the “All Terrain Electric Vehicle,” still has enough to hit 70 mph (112 km/h) while its status as a serious off-roader.

Towing capabilities aside, Rover is also heavily on the regenerative braking aspects of the 4×4. When engaging the Hill Descent Control to descend steep embankments, Rover claims up to eighty of the vehicle’s kinetic energy can be Initial figures from the Project claim up to 30 kW is being fed to the batteries through this braking method.

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It currently takes 10 hours to charge the vehicle’s lithium-ion but the company claims it will be to get this down to four using fast-charge technology.

a reported range of 50 miles km) and a further 12.5-mile (20 km) reserve, the Defender won’t win any range anytime soon. However, can be forgiven as the Defender’s nature and is more about mucking in the highlands at low speeds than it is long distance expeditions.

Under slower, off-road Land Rover reports test subject can easily go hours playing about in the bog on a single charge. Powering the Defender is a 70 kW (90 bhp), high-torque motor that powers all the through Land Rover’s permanent four-wheel drive

The test vehicle also a second battery in order to testing hours, while the vehicle’s stability and weight As Gizmag reported back in it’s unlikely Land will produce an all-electric anytime soon, however, the company has plans to release hybrid Range Rover soon.

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