Geneva 2013: Land Rover reveals electrified Defender research vehicle

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    Geneva 2013: Land Rover reveals electrified Defender research vehicle

    Land Rover reveals electrified Defender research vehicle
    Autoblog
    February 28, 2013
    by Jonathon Ramsey


    Somewhere in the Land Rover corral at the Geneva Motor Show next to that nine-speed ZF 9HP automatic transmission will be seven Land Rover Defender electric research vehicles. The Advanced Engineering Team replaced the diesel in the front of its 110-Series Defender with an electric motor producing 94 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque running through a single-speed transmission, powered by a 300-volt lithium-ion battery with a 27kWh capacity. The resulting specs are a range beyond 50 miles, eight hours of low-speed off-road work and a four-hour recharge using a 7kW quick charger.

    Full article, images, and press release available at link.

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    Re: Geneva 2013: Land Rover reveals electrified Defender research vehicle

    I'm surprised such little HP can move that tank.
    Hey, you gotta watch that man...He'll go coastal on ya

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    Re: Geneva 2013: Land Rover reveals electrified Defender research vehicle

    I'm surprised such little HP can move that tank.
    Ahem...

    243 pound-feet of torque running through a single-speed transmission

    at 0 rpm too.

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    Re: Geneva 2013: Land Rover reveals electrified Defender research vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by donmateo View Post
    I'm surprised such little HP can move that tank.
    torque and gearing
    it is NOT a dragster
    18 wheelers are often 350 to 400 BHP moving 40 TON

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    Re: Geneva 2013: Land Rover reveals electrified Defender research vehicle

    This thing is a straight COPY of the Mercedes G Class.

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    Re: Geneva 2013: Land Rover reveals electrified Defender research vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    This thing is a straight COPY of the Mercedes G Class.

    G class goes back to 1979. Defender goes back to 1948
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