30 limited edition Land Rover Defender EVs to be sold, 322 km range and 324 PS

Arif · Jul 24, 2020 10:09 AM

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Twisted Automotive, a UK based Land Rover specialist, has announced a limited series production of 30 electric Land Rover Defenders that will only be available in the US. 

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The electric Defenders are based on the North American Specification (NAS) short wheelbase 90 models with soft tops. Two versions of the electric Defender will be available:

  • NAS-E (217 PS and 380 Nm); $185,000
  • NAS-E Plus (324 PS and 420 Nm), $210,000

Both versions come with the same 60kWh battery pack and are capable of 22kW AC charging. Remy Borg-Warner motors are used to propel these Defenders. 

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Range is claimed to be 322 km and there are no details on the DC charging capabilities.

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Twisted stated that these electric Defenders are more capable than their ICE counterparts, thanks to the use of custom suspension components, wheels, tires and brakes. A custom build will take nine months to complete.

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Three electric Defender comes in three colours – Malibu, Yosemite, and Tahoe.

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A PHEV Discovery

While Twisted is a Land Rover specialist, the Land Rover brand is yet to produce a fully-electric car.  The Jaguar I-Pace is the only fully-electric car from JLR (Jaguar Land Rover). In other reports, The UK government will be funding JLR’s development of a prototype hydrogen fuel cell.

Arif

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Previously an engineer in an automotive manufacturing company and a highway concessionaire. A part-time research student on biofuels and diesel engines. Obsessed with vehicle electrification and the future of transportation.

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