Fully Charged Drives An Electric Range Rover
Land Rover hasn’t yet introduced a production all-electric car, but if you really want an electric Range Rover you can convert one, even if it’s an old one.
Fully Charged recently visited Electric Classic Cars, who converted a 1972 Range Rover to electric drive for proper all-wheel drive off-roading.
Previously, the British company converted a Porsche 911 from 1979.
The second-life of the car was possible thanks to Tesla Model S battery modules (15 of them for 80 kWh) that often find second-life applications due to attractive price and energy density.
The range of the Range Rover EV should be about 175 miles (280 km) in normal driving.
Power: 130hp, 213 ft-lbs torque, twin motor setup
Batteries: 80 kWh battery pack
Range: 175 – 200 miles depending on driving style and conditions
Options included: Heater, power steering, LED headlights, vacuum assisted brake system and hill descent mode