Currently, the British firm caries on to present a vehicle that can draw its roots back to the original 1948 model. But we heard news said that until the next Defender is ready, however, Land Rover wishes to employ the recent model as an investigational vehicle to examine a latest electric powertrain. The British brand will show off the seven pure electric Defender research vehicles. At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. These vehicles will go into the service in “professional real world tests” later this year.
Anthony Harper, who is the Jaguar Land Rover Head of Research said that this new project is performing as a rolling laboratory as to Land Rover to review the electric vehicles, even in the most difficult all-terrain situations. He added that it also will give us a possibility to develop and examine on some of the technologies that may be introduced into the next Land Rover model one day.
Instead of the standard diesel engine and also gearbox in the 110 Defender, The Advanced Engineering Team fitted a 70kW, 330Nm electric motor paired with a 300-volt, lithium-ion battery with the ability of 27kWh that brings a range of more than 50miles.
Based on the Land Rover’s explanation, in the low speed off-road use, this battery can keep going for up to 8 hours before recharging that can be finished in 4 hours employing a 7kW fast charger and 10hours employing the portable 3kW charger.
This battery is placed under the hood and it has 410kg in weight. The news said that the electric Defender 110 has its weight at 110kilos or around 220pounds more than the diesel-power counterparts, along with the curb weights various from 2.055kilos up to 2.162kilos, depend on whether the body style is a pick-up, station wagon or a hard top.
But the Defender EVs maintain the differential lock and also the regular model’s 4-wheel drive system. Meanwhile, because of the instant and constant peak of torque of this electric motor, the transmission includes a single speed, 2.7:1 reduction gearbox. Land Rover also has included an altered version of its Terrain Response System. Land Rover clarified during the trial runs, this Defender EV effectively pulled “a 12-tonne ‘road train’ up a 13% gradient and wading to a depth of 800mm”.