The Bare Chassis EV Land Rover That We Showed at Goodwood Revival!

Hi everyone, Barnaby here from Electric Car Converts. If you were at our Goodwood stand last weekend, you would have seen this beautiful Series 2A chassis with our EV conversion kit. For those who couldn’t make it, I’m going to quickly talk you through it so you don’t feel like you’re missing out. We’re about to put the body back on, which is right behind you. Take a quick look!

There she is, ready to go back on. We put one wing back on so you can see the shape of how the Land Rover’s going to sit. Come around here, and I’ll show you what we’ve done.

Starting at the front, we’ve got the rad pack and coolant tank, which feeds cool water around the battery box. It doesn’t get very hot, but it just keeps things cool. The main event at the front is this beautifully made aluminum box housing seven Tesla Model S batteries. These give you anywhere between 37 and 44 kilowatt hours, depending on the modules. More crucially, it gives 144 volts nominal, which is what the Hyper9 HV inverter takes.

You’ll recognize this inverter as the Hyper9 HV. It splits the energy into three, going underneath to the motor, which you can just about see on our nice CNC-cut frame. It’s got a coupler and a series of adapter plates to match the original gearbox.

Moving slightly back, the original gearbox is probably the only thing on this car that isn’t brand new. It’s the most efficient way financially to go from a spinning electric motor to spinning four-wheel drive, two-wheel drive, etc. You stick it in third most of the time, like you’ll have seen in my other videos. You still have four gears, reverse, two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, high ratio, and low ratio. It makes it quite fun off-road.

Clients at Goodwood often asked why you still need to change gears in an electric car. The answer is you don’t; you just stick it in third and leave it there 99% of the time. But for the odd farmer or someone wanting to go off-road, you can change to second gear for more torque.

You’ll also notice how all those HP cables sit. The ones laid out on the floor in the other video go into the rear control box. The rear control box sits underneath the floor at the same level, so no modifications are needed apart from a few access holes. Inside, we’ve got the DC-DC converter, BMS, charger, contactor, low voltage circuits, and CAN bus. It’s all locked away, and you won’t need to access it.

Moving around to the charge socket, it fits into the original fuel filler. We had to make it look nice for Goodwood. It sends charge to the box, which then sends it to the battery pack up front.

Hopefully, this gives you a clearer understanding of how we install the kits. You don’t have to take the body off; we did because it went for a respray. In fact, we recommend not taking the body off as it makes the process harder.

If you want a full kit, they start at £29,000 plus VAT, making it £35,000 including VAT. We ship them around the world, and they make a beautiful conversion. Very neat, very tidy, and easy to do. We’re going to crack on and get the body on. Thank you very much for watching!