Land Rover Defender Electric begins testing

A Land Rover Defender 110 will be tested by the Eden Project in Cornwall, United Kingdom. This electric Land Rover must pull the four-carriage road train that transports visitors around the world’s largest greenhouse.This Land rover base model has one 27 kWh lithium-ion battery which can operate up to 50 miles, whit  one elctric motor that produces 94 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque. This model can hit a top speed of 70 mph , around 110 km/h and permanent 4WD.

“The car has been modified so it now includes a second battery”. “That will allow it to work a full day at the Eden Project, but also improves weight distribution and stability. In addition, we’ve linked the land-train’s air brakes to the foot pedal of the Land Rover, enhancing safety.”Jeremy Greenwood, Principal Engineer on the Electric Defender project said.

“We’re very pleased to be working with Land Rover on this exciting project. It will be a great talking point for our visitors and proves that electric vehicles can be every bit as tough and rugged as their fossil fuel counterparts, while being much quieter, cheaper to run and with zero emissions at the point of use.”Gus Grand, Climate Change Lead at the Eden Project said.

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