In the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the British SUV manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover (LR), surprises with showcased of seven Electric Defender models. The diesel engine and the gearbox was replaced by an electric motor-powered 94 hp and 330 Nm of torque comes Lithium-ion 300 volts with a capacity of 27 kWh.
Land Rover uses Defender 110 classic is equipped with an electric motor in the drivetrain system test. The results will be used for a new generation of environmentally friendly Defender in the future. Each car can roam up to 80 km. When used on offroad terrain by slowly drive, the car can run up to 8 hours before recharge. The battery can be recharged in four hours using 7 kW fast charger, but it will take 10 hours if filled by 3 kW portable charger.
|Land Rover Defender 100 that modified into the Electric Defender cars and will be displayed on the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. (Picture from: http://www.landrover.com/)|
|New Land Rover Defender's electric experiment. (Picture from: http://news.drive.com.au/)|
|Electric Defender is used to the future of environmentally friendly technology study, but still tough in any terrain. (Picture from: http://news.drive.com.au/)|
As revealed by Anthony Harper, Jaguar Land Rover's Head of Research to Carscoop, the opportunity to see the process as well as developing some new technology that will be used on Land Rover models in the future. Unfortunately, Land Rover has no plan to produce all Electric Defender, but so far will be used for some special service. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LAND ROVER | CARSCOOP | DIH | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 08032013]