Land Rover Defender Electric: The Nissan LEAF can’t do this!
Even though the Nissan LEAF has sold over 50,000 units around the globe, it will never be able to do what Land Rover has planned for its all-electric SUV. Land Rover has announced that the Defender will unveil seven new Electric Defender models at the Geneva Motor Show this year. The research vehicle delivers zero emissions like the LEAF, but it does something the Nissan electric will never be able to do. The Defender Electric will also deliver its tough, go-anywhere capability.
The Defender Electric vehicles (EVs) retain the SUV’s legendary four-wheel drive system and differential lock, but the standard diesel engine and gearbox have been replaced by a 70kW (94bhp), 330Nm electric motor mated to a 300-volt, lithium-ion battery. The off-road warrior will have a range of more than 50 miles. Bu that chould be enough to get stuck in the backcountry with no power left. Land Rover says in typical, low speed off-road use, it can last for up to eight hours before recharging.
Land Rover has a 'Tread Lightly' philosophy