New Range Rover EV conversion by Everrati brings unique touches and electric propulsion.
Classic car conversion specialists Everrati has turned its attention to the Range Rover Classic and Land Rover Defender, offering both with a pure-electric powertrain.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen Everrati launch an EV-powered classic – icons like the Porsche 911, Ford GT40 and Mercedes-Benz SL ‘Pagoda’ have all been converted to battery power.
However, the Range Rover Classic EV is an expensive project at £230,000 (AUD$417,000) plus local taxes and a donor vehicle, while the Land Rover Defender is a little ‘cheaper’ at £185,000 (AUD$335,000). Everrati has remained quiet on performance figures, but 62kWh batteries have been used in its other creations and an even larger battery could potentially sit within its designs for the Range Rover and Defender.
For its conversions, Everrati says the Range Rover Classic and Defender use a ‘state-of-the-art OEM-grade electric powertrain, designed and developed in Oxfordshire, England’.
Everrati Land Rover Defender and Range Rover
Inside, the British firm says there’s ‘sustainable luxury materials, such as carbon leather from leather manufacturer, Bridge of Weir.’ Everrati also says each vehicle will be made bespoke to the specifications of each buyer. The launch car features the Range Rover Classic’s ‘Camel Yellow’ paint finish.
Everrati Founder and CEO, Justin Lunny, spoke on Everrati’s electric versions of Range Rover and Defender: “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 4×4 EV architecture. These vehicles set new standards at launch, enabling them to live on in the age of electrification.
While Everatti isn’t available in Australia, there are local options such as Jaunt EV, which will restore and convert old Series Land Rovers to electric at a price that can reach $200,000 when all is said and done.