ECD Automotive Design, a leader in custom and restored Land Rovers and Defenders, has unveiled the first Electric Range Rover Classic, a conversion powered by a Tesla electric motor.
The Electric Range Rover Classic is the result of collaboration between ECD and Electric Classic Cars (ECC), the UK’s leader in electric conversions of classic vehicles, which secured the Tesla motor for the customisation.
What followed is a 2,200-hour luxury design process with the client which included countless customisation options, the creation of a 3D rendering, and then completely stripping down, transforming, and modernising the client’s Range Rover Classic.
The resulting conversion included electronic upgrades to the audio and in-dash navigation systems, cosmetic changes, and even a polished finish and installation of a drinks cabinet.
Of slightly more importance, however, is the Tesla motor and 100kWh battery pack installed in the Range Rover, which has a range of approximately 350-kilometres and acceleration from 0-100 in 5.2 seconds.
“Being leaders in the luxury custom car industry, it was important to us to expand our offerings into the electric market,” said Tom Humble, founder of E.C.D. Automotive.
“Now that we have finished the Electric Range Rover Classic we’re going to continue to innovate and electrify Defenders and other Land Rovers. We offer our clients world class customization, and we are excited to add this new electric option to our truck builds.”