Greenpeace will evaluate: the electric Land Rover Defender

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Greenpeace will evaluate: the electric Land Rover Defender

Specialist Land Rover from Yorkshire has released a new all-electric drivetrain for a classic Defender. The conversion kit is compatible with the Defender 90, 110 and 130 – and it can be ordered now, with prices starting from 69 950 pounds ($88 400).

The package is called Twisted and was developed in cooperation with the Dutch company electrification Plower, which already provides kit for electric conversion for the Defender. However, the system is much more powerful than the offer of the Dutch brand, with maximum power of 320 HP and 460 Nm of torque at 106 HP and 80 Nm more than the kit Plower.

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Twisted also offers a derated version of the same powertrain, with 214 HP and 380 Nm. A more powerful version has accelerates to a hundred in 8.2 seconds, while the entry-level model requires 10 seconds. Both cars can accelerate capacity 3500 kg, which corresponds to the original Defender.

Both transmissions use a single large motor mounted under the hood, which transmits drive to all four wheels through a transfer case of the original Defender, and locking differentials. The system operates from a 60-kilowatt battery, which is installed under the floor, and the range is 322 km.

Electric transmission Twisted more than doubles the power output Defender Td5. To control all this, the firm offers a variety of chassis updates, including a modified Bilstein suspension, disc brakes larger diameter calipers improved and wider alloy wheels with thicker tires. Also has several driving modes: Sport, Eco and Off-road.

When using charging stations 22 kW to fully charge the battery Twisted EV will require about three hours. The system is also compatible with the less powerful household chargers, power 11 kW, although the use of this system, the charging time doubles.

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Package EV can also be supplemented by a number of cosmetic updates, including specific bumpers, a different grille, bonnet vents and the containment sump. Buyers can also choose Recaro sports seats, steering wheel Moto Lita, improved soundproofing and a new leather dashboard.