31 Jul '13, 10am

Electric Defender gets to work at the Eden Project #greenenergy

Electric Defender gets to work at the Eden Project #greenenergy

Land Rover’s Electric Defender has been put to work at the Eden Project in Cornwall to test its real-world driving capabilities. The research vehicle, first unveiled at this Geneva Motor Show, forms part of Land Rover’s overall sustainability objectives, allowing the carmaker to explore new technologies that could enable an electric vehicle to take on the demanding role of a true off-road vehicle. This includes linking the vehicle’s Hill Descent Control is linked to a regenerative braking function, so that up to 80 per cent of the car’s kinetic energy can be recovered. Land Rover’s acclaimed Terrain Response system has also been adapted for electric drive, offering a 50-mile range with a reserve of a further 12.5 miles. The electric model features all-terrain capability, permanent 4WD and a top speed of 70mph. As part of its role, the Electric Defender will tow a 12 tonne ...

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