EV Land Rover Defender Road Trip

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    The Late Brake Show

    Kestus: 21:59

    Welcome to The Late Brake Show. In this episode Jonny Smith has the task of driving an EV converted classic Land Rover Defender from rural Wales into central London, where it is put inside world-renown retail store Selfridges. This 'E-Lander' was a project vehicle build commissioned by Selfridge's themselves in conjunction with Barbour clothing company in order to raise the awareness of more sustainable shopping. Jonny made a previous video for the Selfridge's Project Earth campaign ( www.selfridges.com/GB/en/features/project-earth/ ) and Barbour's fascinating ReLoved jacket restoration/upcycling programme ( www.barbour.com/uk/reloved ), but this is a 'director's cut' with more specific details on the Tesla EV running gear beneath this 2015 Defender.
    So called 'E-Lander' the car was built by Electric Classic Cars in Wales ( www.electricclassiccars.co.uk/ ) and modified specifically for the client to still perform off-road, as well as a town and country vehicle. The Tesla Model S large motor has been turned 90-degrees in order to power driveshafts to both front and rear, meaning it is a single motor 4x4, with enough power to keep up with an Aston Martin DBX or Mercedes G63 AMG SUV. At the same time it stealthily hides its lack of exhaust, long gearstick and engine, so unassuming eyes simply see it as an immaculately tailored Defender. Talking of tailoring, the interior was masterminded by Barbour, who supplied their classic tartan jacket lining, together with 'Vegan leather' for a soft, luxurious cabin.
    The result? A scenic road trip in a Defender that drives better than any diesel Defender Jonny has ever tried. Expensive, yes, but these cottage industry EV converted classics will certainly form a strong part of charismatic futuristic motoring.
    Stop. It's time for The Late Brake Show.
    Tech Spec
    2015 Defender 'E-Lander'
    Motor: Tesla Model S Large DU (Drive Unit) 335kW with Zero EV upgrade (Quaife LSD gearset), reverse oil pump
    Battery power: 85kWh Tesla Model S pack (65kWh useable), up to 200kWh optional!
    Battery pack: 16 modules - 10 modules (front), 6 modules (rear)
    Power: 450hp
    Torque: 450nm
    Motor controller: Zero EV control board
    Battery Management system: Dilithium
    Axles: Upgraded Ashcroft Transmissions units with h/duty CV joints and limited slip differentials, rear prop extended 8-inches.
    Suspension: Lowered 2-inches, Bilstein dampers, Eibach stiffer springs, h/duty anti-roll bars
    Range: 100 - 150 miles
    Charging: up to 22kW AC charging (3 phase) - 3hrs 0-80%. CCS optional from 2021.
    0-62: 4.5 seconds
    Top speed: 120mph+
    Price range: from £50,000 (performance & range dependant) excluding car
    Thanks to dropless.co.uk/ for detailing the car at short notice inside Selfridges late on a Saturday.
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David Calder
David Calder

Best opening to a YouTube video ever

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Kompoism
Kompoism

My mind was not prepared for that at 2:30am LoL

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Austin Green
Austin Green

Trippy AF ! 😜

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#buzzofftoxic Blog
#buzzofftoxic Blog

Jonny remember locked in carbon fossil fuel is toxic and we must STOP BURNING TOXIC FOSSIL FUEL ☠️⛽☠️🔥🔥🔥🌍😭🔥🌍#BUZZOFFTOXIC #STOPBURNINGSTUFF #NONPROFTLEADERSHIP #STOPBURNINGFOSSIL

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Roger Hector
Roger Hector

I wondered what the hell is this lol

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ken alfred
ken alfred

👍🏾

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John Phelan
John Phelan

On my 5th defender - always have one. Love them. Love this too 💙 black wheels tho an absolute must 😩

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Alexander Johnson
Alexander Johnson

Brilliant !

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panagos tr
panagos tr

Is after that beautiful convertion still a street legal vehicle 🤔 in UK?

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Jorge Arenillas
Jorge Arenillas

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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Christopher Quirke
Christopher Quirke

Jonny looks good for 56 oh and the cars looks good 2

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what's mine
what's mine

When will people realise electric cars are not the future, they have been around longer than petrol cars, electric cars in 1891 had a range of a 100 miles with a top speed of approximately 12 mph and today electric cars have just got quicker and thats about it, unless there is a major improvement in battery technology or someone invents quick change battery system, electric cars will be nothing more than a city car

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Nameer Kanderian
Nameer Kanderian

I love the roar of a V8 like most petrolheads, but projects like this stir the soul. I have a 1977 280z 2+2 and been fantasizing about how it would be modified, so as to preserve it for longer. This video made me think of which brands would step up and join in an eDatsun effort on the interiors? This video is brilliant work on all fronts. Amazing engineering and genuine, deep appreciation for the Defender. Hats off to the Re-loved initiative by Barbour. More of that from others. Really well shot video Jonny. Respect!

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Tony Wares
Tony Wares

Should have called it the LAND-E as people call them landy's. I'd love to see a 110 or 130 spec defender electrified. The sound of that motor whirring away just sounds great. That new style of sound becomes almost poetic once you get used to it like F1 fans started complaining when they moved from v10's to v6's and hybrid, now they know it isn't going to change anytime soon, they've accepted it and now like them. This will be the sound of the motor vehicle very soon (5 years I'd say)

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Trevor Gebhardt
Trevor Gebhardt

Can't wait for the follow up video focusing on that DeLorean.

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Bijan Izadi
Bijan Izadi

This was so freaking cool, at first I thought the prospect of removing engines from old (older than this one) cars would be sad, but as long as we keep a few with their original engines this is actually so much more fun of a way to keep these old cars driving

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Carlo S
Carlo S

Man, you had to uproot a tree to make a point?

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frodev
frodev

😍

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Gerry Freeman
Gerry Freeman

Reminds me of a milk float from my youth ' That said I like it

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Warren Blane
Warren Blane

@10.50 thought the powder coating might have lasted longer, rust doesn't look great but in keeping with a landy I suppose :-)

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Patrick Curley
Patrick Curley

One word Magnificent

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Josue Hernandez
Josue Hernandez

i will to do that, to my Mitsubishi Montero iO 99.

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drakes edit
drakes edit

The truth is this is the only way have seen that u spoiling our vintage and classic car man please stop u electricity cars

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Temur Rukhaya
Temur Rukhaya

One question! Why you didn't replace the rear left mud flap? This nice Defender doesn't have exhaust! ))

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Michael Jones
Michael Jones

tartan- only in england

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Aron McInnes
Aron McInnes

I want to do this with my 1995 Jeep YJ. Still very expensive to do this today.

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A servent of ALLAH
A servent of ALLAH

So if solid state battery comes out can they swap The lithium one easily?

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suffern63
suffern63

How many sheep can it carry in the back?Bails of hay?

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RobertPentén Stockholm
RobertPentén Stockholm

finaly a car person that I feel connected to who seems to have the same values

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Hearing Visions
Hearing Visions

You're 100% right, nobody loved the 2.2 ford tdci.. They loved the 2.5 - 2/300TDi

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Stew Gee
Stew Gee

Great video and really interesting. Got to say I'm not taken with the Landrover but I love the idea of converting old petrol and diesel vehicles to EV. Also good to see costs listed for once - a million miles from my budget but I guess there was so much bespoke work in there. If really like to see more cheap and quirky conversions. Budget conversion of a Nissan Cube or something of the sort maybe.

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The Ironman
The Ironman

Sounds like an electric disable vehicle.

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Steven Thomas
Steven Thomas

Excellent piece of presenting and production work, enjoyed every second!

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honestlythatsbull
honestlythatsbull

suppose its ok if you have a 100k to blow

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Dhani Nel
Dhani Nel

Finally, a reliable Land Rover.

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Cannyscott
Cannyscott

Ive just seen this very car drive past me on Kenton Road 10:55am 11/1/21

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Alex Correia
Alex Correia

Awsome video!!

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Alex Jones
Alex Jones

Love a defender but that interior...🤢

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diogo sérgio
diogo sérgio

I feel like tesla powertrains are becoming the LS swap of EV's.

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hugeandy71
hugeandy71

I whould love to keep my old e39, too bad i need 100k to convert it...

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Mammad Yusubov
Mammad Yusubov

Actually, if batteries are well sealed and protected, EVs can be excellent off-road. No choking, instant and high torque.

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Weebalicious Wolf
Weebalicious Wolf

I remembered seeing this in Selfridges

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nehal parab
nehal parab

Subtitles blocking the view plz make it transparent

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G BC
G BC

Really enjoyed this Jonny and subbed as a result .. great production 👍🇬🇧🚙

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MW W
MW W

By converting to EV, I would have sorted the near side mud flap given there’s no exhaust. Commission a bespoke set and they’ll be in demand in the future...looks the business and is a beautiful build👍🏻

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Santos Wu
Santos Wu

Good change

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MaximilianoP
MaximilianoP

What a great video mate! I do think is the way to go,...I just not on that bank account level at the moment!!!!

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Alan B'Stard M P
Alan B'Stard M P

guilt free? Why should anyone feel guilty with petrol or diesel?

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john venters
john venters

Id love that drive train but id not want any of the modern interior touches or the repaint. I love the used look of my machine.

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john venters
john venters

That 007 spek landy looks niiice.

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stu gill
stu gill

the people who did that to a 308 ferrai shud be sent 2 prison

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john griffiths
john griffiths

Suits you Johnny. What a great way to improve the classic Defender. Mind those thumbs off road fella 😉

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B Rhodes
B Rhodes

This will blow the INEOS 4x4 out of the water.......Land Rover need to take this onboard.

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Jasim Abdul Kareem
Jasim Abdul Kareem

Simply overpriced

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Tom Maddox
Tom Maddox

Superb 👏

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Rubbergazelle412
Rubbergazelle412

this maschine is super clean

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ken pen
ken pen

Beautifully executed Jonny on a wonderfully converter Land Rover Discovery, well done Richard your company is reaching for new heights, and will sell like hot cakes when you can get one for £30 -£40k.

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carlos Nuno cardoso
carlos Nuno cardoso

Absolutely fantastic video

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Jinn Genie
Jinn Genie

These conversions should be banned.

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Ed Wilson
Ed Wilson

I want one.

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ryan roberts
ryan roberts

Can you review a search

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Keith Hutchinson
Keith Hutchinson

Dear Santa can I have one? How about a series 3 with a Leaf power train so still English and lower cost?

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Norge Media
Norge Media

The thing is, that awesome car is just sitting in a posh department store.

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T H I R D P A T H
T H I R D P A T H

Simply perfect

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video4kmu
video4kmu

i'd love to see a modified Willys Jeep if somebody has already dared to do that. If i had the money i'd really consider to modify my M38A1, which i use as a log tractor in my spare time

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Manufaa Farm
Manufaa Farm

I love it

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Mark Geller
Mark Geller

What year was this Lander? Love this video and this conversion so great.

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indra s
indra s

Does it have air conditioning ?

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Supercharged Petrolhead
Supercharged Petrolhead

Electric conversion of these classic cars are great unless that said classic car is revered for it's engine.

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Ec8
Ec8

It would be like making an electric supra

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Flammen Official
Flammen Official

Was about to say the same thing. For a Defender it makes absolute sense, the engine was never the focal point of the car, however when I see people turn a 911 or such into an EV it turns my stomach.

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BM Aus
BM Aus

Love it. In particular, would love a 110 in the same colour and specs. Unfortunately though, the range it has at the moment is simply nowhere near enough for where I live in Western Australia. It is a 600 kilometer drive from here to the city - I can do the return trip without stopping anywhere for fuel in my DIscovery 4. I would have to tow a trailer with a generator on it to do the same trip in one of these. One day, when technology gets there, electric cars will become useful here - at the moment they are not.

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DJ London
DJ London

The conversion is absolutely fantastic. Amazing performance.

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DJ London
DJ London

Tell me, Johnny. What DOES a drunk rugby player feel like? 🤔🏉😂

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Mark Middleton
Mark Middleton

I’m so in love with this defender. Being from up North I love the Barbour interior. Also I just love love your videos 👍

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Jon Lewis
Jon Lewis

nice film Jonnet but give me my V8 Defender any day

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John Faulkner
John Faulkner

Phew. Was that barbed wire?

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TS
TS

Do Tesla sell just the drivetrain? they should!

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towers
towers

Could they electrify a citroen CX os a DS? Its a cruiser, the suspension can handle the weight... Perfect!

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Flyte Industries
Flyte Industries

Turning a Ferrari 308 into an EV should be a crime punishable by a prison sentence and extraction/restoration of the car.

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Flyte Industries
Flyte Industries

@Atte Jokinen No, I just think that calssic cars lose soemthign when they are converted to EVs. I have a 61 corvair rampside pickup, a 74 volvo 1800ES, and a 73 VW Squareback. They will always have ice engines. But I would love to buy a tesla for daily driving.

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L Turner
L Turner

Id have badged it... E--Fender

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Darren Smith
Darren Smith

What a great mini film. I’ve drove a defender and it wasn’t pretty!!! But this one is a different beast altogether. Love the Barbour team up. Well done Mr Smith. 😁

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Alan Campbell
Alan Campbell

Might be ok in town but will I still be able to pull my 3500kg livestock trailer over a reasonable distance to get to the mart? That's the problem with outlawing IC engines and high taxing big 4x4s, those of us who actually need them and use them as intended suffer because of fashion trends.

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Max Powers
Max Powers

Great video , just think classics and cars like these should be left alone , who actually wants a silent classic Ferrari There impact is non existent anyway and I highly doubt they will be outlawed with the introduction of synthetic fuels, the future has many things to come other than BEV’s

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Matt Glen
Matt Glen

Ohhh they did THAT 308. Seen the video. Nice.

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Beyinler Bozuldu
Beyinler Bozuldu

Great stuff, Johnny! Really enjoying the content of your channel.

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Oliver Smith
Oliver Smith

What an amazing vehicle and again an awesome video by Johnny. Who else noticed the DeLorean at the start...cheeky bit of EV in that.

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fly bobbie
fly bobbie

Interior, tartan, reminds me of TR7's.

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James Johnston
James Johnston

One way to make it even greener is to paint it bloody green. Not a fan of mustard modulars or tarten. Dream car though

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john campbell
john campbell

i think an obvious question for you Johnny .... would you like to have a full Battery Electric Jimny? or even better, an old clssic early model Jimny converted to EV?

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Michael Wise
Michael Wise

That is really nice.. great job on the build.

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Tim Burgess
Tim Burgess

This is absolutely brilliant. Great idea, great vehicle and the video is outstanding. Thanks!

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Grahame Freestone
Grahame Freestone

I like that a lot. I had a 90 Defender in 1998 for 2 years and I loved it. 👍

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saavaa
saavaa

That's a nice jacket.

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Johnny morris
Johnny morris

Greater.

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Sherry Abu
Sherry Abu

When battery prices drop, these electric car conversions will be everywhere.

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Kyle B
Kyle B

They missed a trick not keeping the full transfer case, low range in that thing would be ace

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Kristoffer
Kristoffer

lowered

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Gay cha
Gay cha

What a great EV and a great UK cottage business.

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Ian Hamer
Ian Hamer

I would love my military Defender being an EV, keep the good, replace the bad parts, but this is a pipe dream at that sort of money 😭

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Kosmo Nautik
Kosmo Nautik

Love the project, hate the price

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anydaynow
anydaynow

What a great episode! Informative, imaginative, mellow energy and to the point!

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Michael Lowe
Michael Lowe

I do have to laugh at what the British call a road trip. Its a daily commute for many Americans. This is why we will need ICE cars in America for a while yet. A real road trip in an EV can be miserable. Even with fast charging, it can add 25% to the time it takes to go somewhere. If you tow something, its more like 50%. Doing so regularly, will kill a battery earlier. Lithium batteries dont like fast charging or using their full capacity. I do like the concept of reviving old cars like this. They cover the needs of most people most of the time. I hope some reasonable priced kits and modular batteries come out so it can be done at a price comparable to rebuilding an ICE drivetrain.

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Nomad Carpenter
Nomad Carpenter

But why is it being cadged in a selfridges

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Chris Norman
Chris Norman

I'm waiting for a EV kit for my Jeep JK Wrangler to be created. Or I'll have a crack myself in a few years if nothings forthcoming. Live in Australia if anyone knows a company here that does EV retrofits?

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Richard Adams
Richard Adams

Brilliant! I wonder if this is the future of my 2015 Jeep Wrangler JKUR. It's a wonderful vehicle and can't be beat for shear fun, but dumping 700lbs of CO2 into the atmosphere from a tank of petrol gives me pause to consider. I love the Jeep and want to always have it there for a spin or a day of adventure, especially the way I have it kitted out with my creature comfort and toys. Some day I'll probably pull it into a shop for a heart transplant and it'll be an e-Jeep. Nice to see there's a future for these lovely old tin cans.

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Dave McKewan
Dave McKewan

For a gbp150+k, it needs to go a damn site further than a piddly 120 miles.

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