Land Rover Defender

Land Rover

1985 Defender 90


£29,000 to £46,000

This exact car was £33,300.

This magnificent Land Rover 90 is the nicest car we have ever converted, and that’s because it was owned and loved by our founder, Barnaby. He lovingly restored it over years before starting Electric Car Converts and it was the first car that was ever converted by us! Since that first conversion, the car (named Meryl) has been updated with our latest EV system design to be used as our show vehicle. However, a client came in for a test drive to order their own, and recently ended up buying her, so she works a farm in Surrey now, happily where a Defender should be!

Acceleration (0-60)

10 Seconds


120 Horsepower


120 Miles

Range Rover

Land Rover

1985 Defender 90


Electric ConversionOriginal Diesel Engine
Power120 Horsepower120 Horsepower
Acceleration (0-60mph)10 Seconds14.5 Seconds
Emissions03.6 Tonnes of CO2 per annum
Charging7kWh AC Charging
Range120 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:

  • 44kWh of Tesla Model S batteries used, this consists of seven modules.
  • All seven battery modules are mounted under the bonnet, along with their control systems. 
  • Batteries are wired in series, producing 144 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 6 hour full charge.
  • Charging from a 3-pin plug allows for a 12 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: Q4 2023
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