Imagine the iconic silhouette of a classic Land Rover Defender, but with the latest quiet-running, green technology hidden beneath its rugged exterior. Sound good? This is what a Defender electric conversion can offer you.
Converting your Defender 90 or 110 into an electric vehicle (EV) is an innovative way to breathe new life into your timeless off-road legend, blending together vintage charm and modern, sustainable technology.
If you’re the owner of a classic Defender, and the opportunity of an electric Defender drivetrain interests you, read our blog below. We explore the top reasons why an EV conversion is an excellent choice for your off-roader.
- Reduces Your Carbon Footprint
One of the main reasons why it’s worth converting your classic Defender to electric is that doing so will positively impact the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. In the US and all over the world, traditional gasoline-powered vehicles contribute heavily to greenhouse gas emissions.
Whereas, EVs produce zero tailpipe emissions when powered by renewable energy sources. In fact, according to statistics from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, transportation accounted for nearly 29% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2019.
A large chunk of this substantial figure was contributed by personal vehicles. Therefore, by converting your Defender to electric, you can take a proactive step in mitigating climate change and benefiting the environment.
- Improves Your Performance
Electric vehicle technology has come a long way in recent years. With rapid advances in battery technology, you can enjoy a long driving range on a single charge. Moreover, electric motors are known for instant torque, which can lead to improved performance in off-road conditions.
Many individuals who have undergone conversions report that their electric Defenders are more fun to drive, thanks in part to the instant power and the quieter ride, which makes for a more pleasant driving experience overall. So, if you want high performance, a Land Rover Defender electric conversion is the right choice.
- Provides Financial Benefits
Another enticing reason for making the switch to electric is the long-term financial benefits. Electric vehicles are generally cheaper to maintain than their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. They have fewer moving parts, which means fewer things can go wrong. You won’t have to worry about oil changes, exhaust system repairs, and the like.
Also, the cost of electricity is generally lower than gasoline, especially if you charge your vehicle during off-peak hours or have access to solar charging. Over time, these savings can accumulate to offset the initial cost of conversion. So, if you want lower maintenance and operating costs, choose electric.
- Enables Energy Independence
Rising fuel prices are a constant concern for most vehicle owners. Converting your Defender to electric can partially or completely free you from this economic uncertainty. If you pair your electric vehicle with renewable energy sources like solar panels, the savings can be even more significant.
Additionally, there is the convenience of charging your vehicle at home, thus saving time otherwise spent on fueling up at gas stations.
The Different Types of All Electric Land Rover Defender
If an electric Defender drivetrain is something you’re considering, there are a number of different options available at TATC. These include:
This is a clean, sympathetic conversion, retaining everything you love about your Defender but including pollution-free power. This EV conversion keeps the high/low ratio selection and transfer box diff-lock. It has a 62kWh battery pack, enabling a real-world range of 120 miles and 6.6kW AC and CCS “rapid” charging. It is suitable for both Defender 90 and 110 models.
This electric conversion also retains the high/low ratio selection and transfer box diff-lock, as well as the Eco and sports models too. It features a 70kWh battery pack with a range of 130 miles, 6.6kW AC and CCS “rapid” charging and suits Defender 90 and 110 models too.
The Country conversion fits Defender 110 models, and has an impressive 93kWh battery pack, powering a real-world range of 150 miles. It has a 150kW water cooled motor with fixed reduction box, delivering 900Nm torque to the transfer box.
Welcome to TATC
There has never been a better time to convert your Land Rover Defender to electric, whether it’s for environmental reasons, financial benefits, improved performance or a combination of all of these. Defender conversions prepare you for a cleaner, more sustainable tomorrow.
At TATC, we now offer electric Defender drivetrains to clients across the US. Our conversions are smooth, silent and powerful, embodying all the nostalgia and history in the exterior and interior, and the latest green technology hidden underneath.
With systems available up to 85mph, 0-60 in 7.5 seconds and up to 190 miles range, an electric Defender 110 or 90 is a superb daily driver that will reduce your annual maintenance too. Want to learn more or have any questions? Drop us a message via the online form on our website, or email us at: email@example.com.