Powertrain potential. Classic Land Rovers get an EV future.
Everatti has carried out an EV transplant on the classic Range Rover and Land Rover Defenders.
We all hope classics have a long life ahead of them, but as debates continue about whether EV conversions or biofuels and e-fuels are a better choice Everatti is bringing the option of batteries to classic Land Rover and Range Rover owners.
Conversion experts of vintage vehicles Everrati have previously created battery-powered versions of other classic cars including the Ford GT40 and Porsche 911.
The transplant adds a 'State-of-the-art OEM-grade electric powertrain, created and built in Oxfordshire, England,' claims Everrati.
Inside are "sustainable luxury materials, such as carbon leather from (a) leather producer, Bridge of Weir," according to the British company. Additionally, according to Everrati, every vehicle will be built specifically for each buyer. The Range Rover Classic's "Camel Yellow" paint job is present on the launch vehicle.
"We are extremely proud to announce our plans for the Range Rover Classic and Land Rover Defender, redefining them with our state-of-the-art 4x4 EV architecture. These vehicles set new standards at launch, enabling them to live on in the age of electrification.," said Justin Lunny, founder and CEO of Everrati, regarding Everrati's electric versions of the Range Rover and Defender. When they were first introduced, these cars broke new ground, which allowed them to continue in the era of electrification.
With a cost of £230,000 plus VAT and a donor vehicle, the Range Rover Classic EV is an expensive project, but the Land Rover Defender is slightly less at £185,000.
Everrati has not released performance numbers, but it has utilised 62kWh batteries in some of its past products, and it may employ an even bigger battery in the Range Rover and Defender.