Land Rover Defender: Electric conversion unveiled

British Land Rover modifier launches zero-emission conversion for classic off-roader

Twisted, a British firm specialising in customised and modified editions of the classic Land Rover Defender, has announced an electric drivetrain conversion for the iconic vehicle. Twisted is working with Dutch electrification specialist Plower on the project, which will be offered for the full range of 90, 110 and 130 Defender body lengths.

A power output of 240kW and maximum torque of 460Nm are promised, along with a real-world driving range of over 320 kilometres and “zero impact on performance either on or off the road”, according to Twisted. Owners of existing Land Rover Defenders can have their cars converted at the company’s facility in Bristol – a process Twisted says will take around two weeks.

The Twisted EV project is being managed by Gareth Hamer, who has run electric-car conversion and classic-car restoration businesses in the UK. He said: “I’m really excited to have the ability to bring EV ownership to users of this classic off-road vehicle.

Twisted has been contacted regarding Australian orders and deliveries.

Stephen Errity

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