30 Apr '13, 2pm

On Thursday morning I'll be on the Wright Stuff and on Friday I'm having a drive in an electric Land Rover Defender

On Thursday morning I'll be on the Wright Stuff and on Friday I'm having a drive in an electric Land Rover Defender

Land Rover reveals electric Defender Land Rover is to reveal seven prototype electric version of its rough-and-tough Defender at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The British brand, is not really known for its low emission vehicles, but in a change of form, the carmaker has been exploring the possibility of adding an electric drivetrain to its off-road vehicles. Taking a standard Defender 110 and removing the diesel engine and gearbox, the Defender is fitted with a 300 volt, lithium ion battery with a capacity of 27kWh and 70kw, 330Nm electric motor, for a range of around 50 miles per charge. In typical, low speed off-road, Land Rover says the range can last for up to eight hours before recharging. The battery can be fully charged by a 7kW fast charger in four hours, or with a portable 3kW charger in 10 hours. “Investing in innovation has always been the lifeblood of our b...

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