Land Rover officially confirmed the launch of a new fleet of experimental Land Rover Defender Electric SUVs in a recent press release, and the vehicle will begin a series of tests designed to assess the Defender’s capabilities in real-world work scenarios.
For the first test the Defender EV has been tasked with towing a series of passenger cars around the Eden Park Research Facility located near Cornwall, UK. The passenger cars can hold 60 people which represents a considerable amount of weight which will test the torque and towing capability of the Defender. Testing will also evaluate the longevity of the Defender’s battery which is said to last 8 hours under a full charge. Skeptics may point to the Electric Defenders modest 94 horsepower as being insufficient for such strenuous work, but Land Rover claims that the Defender EV matches up to its diesel siblings in off-road capability and towing capacity.
Stay tuned to our blog for updates on the Land Rover Defender EV and (hopefully) further news on the vehicle’s plans for mass production.
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