Land Rover Defender

Land Rover

1986 Defender 90


£29,000 to £46,000

This exact car was £29,000.

      The owner of this Land Rover came to us originally to convert a Beetle, but after driving our workshop electric Defender, couldn’t resist having one for himself instead. Originally a military vehicle, this car still odes to those days with numerous rare military features which were saved during its recent restoration. Fortunately, it no longer feels like a military vehicle though, with power steering, a new interior, a leather dash and of course a fully electric drivetrain. It’s more capable than ever off-road, can keep up with modern traffic on-road and no longer spews black smoke out of its rear-end!

Acceleration (0-60)

12 Seconds


120 Horsepower


70 Miles

Range Rover

Land Rover

1986 Defender 90


Electric ConversionOriginal Diesel Engine
Power 120 Horsepower68 Horsepower
Acceleration (0-60mph)12 Seconds28 Seconds
Emissions03.6 Tonnes of CO2 per annum
Charging7kWh AC Charging
Range70 Miles


  • Specialist EV conversion motor, the Netgain Hyper9, mounted to the original 5-speed manual gearbox.
  • Original clutch and flywheel maintained, allowing for gear changes if desired.
  • City/countryside driving uses 3rd gear exclusively, A-Road/motorway driving uses 4th gear.

Battery Pack:

  • 26.5kWh of Tesla Model S batteries used, this consists of five modules.
  • All five battery modules are mounted under the bonnet. 
  • Batteries are wired in series, producing 120 volts, they are water cooled and monitored using state of the art battery management systems.


  • Charging is possible from any EV charge point, as well as from a 3-pin plug at home.
  • Standard AC charging allows for a 4 hour full charge.
  • Charging from a 3-pin plug allows for a 10 hour full charge.

Further Information:

  • Regenerative braking input controlled by brake pedal.
  • Electric power steering.
  • 3kW heater provides cabin heating through original ducting.
  • Fully reversible powertrain design.
  • Built: Q3 2022
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