Land Rover Defender Electric Conversions: What You Need to Know

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Electric vehicles are not just exclusive to the new car market; they’re also extremely popular in the classic car industry. And, the classic Land Rover Defender is no exception. In the world of Defender restoration, more and more owners are opting for electric Defender drivetrains. 

This exciting option enables you to retain the timeless design and durability of your 4×4 icon, but benefit from smooth, quiet and powerful electric drivetrain technology at the same time. The appeal lies not just in the reduced environmental impact that your Defender will have, but in its enhanced performance too. 

If you’re looking to upgrade your Defender’s performance and reduce your carbon footprint, an electric Defender 90 or 110 is the perfect option to choose. Read our blog post below – we address some of the most frequently asked questions about electric Defender conversions and discover how our team can assist you.

  • What is an Electric Land Rover Defender?

An electric Land Rover Defender is a traditional Defender that has been transformed to operate on electric power. The conversion maintains the iconic look and feel of the classic Defender but integrates state-of-the-art electric drivetrain technology. 

It’s a perfect blend for owners who appreciate the Defender’s timeless design but desire the efficiency and environmental benefits of electric vehicles. The off-roader retains the nostalgic exterior and interior, but is equipped with modern, quiet-running, green technology.

  • What Performance Can I Expect from an Electric Defender?

Converted electric Defenders are engineered to deliver robust performance. They can typically reach speeds of up to 85 mph and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 7.5 seconds. The performance is not just about speed; it’s about delivering a smooth, responsive driving experience. 

The immediate torque delivery characteristic of electric motors ensures powerful acceleration, making an electric Defender not only suitable for daily commuting but also exhilarating for off-road adventures.

  • What are the Range Capabilities?

One of the most impressive aspects of electric Defenders is their range. Depending on the model, you can expect a real-world range of up to 190 miles on a single charge. This range makes them practical for various uses, from short city trips to longer journeys. 

The advancement in battery technology has significantly improved over the years, making electric Defenders a reliable option for those concerned about the distance they can travel between charges. Our converted Defenders come with 6.6kW AC plus CCS “rapid” charging, making charging incredibly quick and convenient. 

  • Why Should I Convert My Defender to Electric?  

There are numerous reasons for converting your Defender to electric. Firstly, doing so is an environmentally conscious choice. Electric vehicles produce zero tailpipe emissions, making them cleaner and greener. 

Secondly, electric Defenders offer a unique driving experience. They are quieter and provide instant torque, resulting in smoother and more responsive performance. Additionally, they generally require less maintenance than their combustion engine counterparts, potentially leading to lower long-term costs.

  • How Does Conversion Affect Off-Roading and Maintenance?  

Converting a Defender to electric does not diminish its off-road capabilities. In fact, the instant torque and improved weight distribution can enhance off-road performance. However, it’s crucial to plan for off-road adventures, considering factors like battery range and charging opportunities.

Regular maintenance for an electric Defender differs from that of a combustion engine vehicle. There are fewer moving parts, so there’s less wear and tear. Maintenance primarily revolves around the battery, motor, and electrical systems, alongside standard checks like tire rotations and brake inspections.

  • Which Defender Models are Available for Conversion?

Here at TATC, we offer electric conversions for both the Defender 90 and 110 models. Each model can be customized according to your individual preferences, showcasing your distinct style and personality.

  • How Much Does an Electric Defender Conversion Cost?

Ultimately, the cost of electric conversion varies depending on the specifications and customizations. If you are thinking about converting your classic Defender, then we recommend that you contact us directly via the details below for more information on pricing and options.

Interested in Land Rover Defender Electric Conversions?

Converting your classic Defender to electric power creates a sustainable, high-performance off-roader with the same iconic, world-renowned design. It provides you with a greener, more powerful driving experience that improves your on and off-road performance and protects the environment. 

Here at TATC, we specialize in electric Defender conversions across the US. Our conversions combine nostalgic design with modern, eco-friendly technology, ensuring a smooth, quiet, and powerful ride. With two bespoke EV conversion options available, we can cater to your specific needs. Want to find out more? Contact us today via the online form on our website.