Land Rover's new Defender research EV set to unveil at Geneva Motor Show 2013

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Land Rover will bring British advanced engineering technology by unveiling seven new All-Terrain Electric Defender research vehicles at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. The best off-road capabilities with zero-emission, is a result of an innovative research implemented in the new Electric Defender models. Here the new electric 110 Defender model, is equipped with a electric system consists of an electric motor combined with a 300-volt lithium-ion battery which capable of delivering a driving range of more than 50 miles. In the system, the electric motor is capable of generating an output of 94 horsepower[70 kilo-Watts] and a top torque of 330 Newton-meter, while the battery has a capacity of 27 kilowatt-hour which can be full-charged by a fast charger of 7kW in 4 hours or with a portable charger of 3kW in 10 hours. Keeping the Defernder‘s All-Wheel Drive System and differential lock, the Electric Defenders are now have revised Land Rover’s Terrain Response System and a single speed transmission capable of giving maximum torque as soon as it starts. Tested on various conditions and surfaces to deliver best capabilities of All-Terrain. Also tested for the pulling power of 12-tonne ‘road train’ up a 13 percent gradient and wading to a depth of 800-mm. The powertrain system which includes Electric Motor, Battery and Inverter are air-cooled instead of liquid-cooled system and is equipped with Regenerative braking system which is engineered to use Hill Descent Control to produce to add 30 kilo-Watt of electricity. The battery technology due to its fast charging capability can be charged at the rate of 54 kilo-Watts without consuming the battery and all the regenerated energy can be restored and retained.
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As per the company there are no production model plans for these new Electric Vehicle, while the seven All-Terrain Electric Defenders will be tested by specialist in the real world scenario later in 2013. Photos of Land Rover All-Terrain Electric Defender Research Vehicles Auto News Release Source : Land Rover
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