Land Rover Defender, the electric version arrives in 2025

Land Rover Defender, the electric version arrives in 2025

Land Rover Defender

By 2025 Land Rover should be ready to bring the first 100% electric version of its off-road Defender to market, according to Auto Express reports. The electric Defender will have around 450 km of autonomy and, at least according to rumors, should make its debut on the market on the occasion of the face-lift of the current model with internal combustion engine, which arrived on the market starting from 2020 after the original project of the Defender has been definitively discontinued.

The 100% electric version of the Land Rover Defender will be declined in the 90 models, the small 2-door, 110, the standard model, and 130, the model with the longest wheelbase: the platform should be unique, the MLA platform which is capable of accommodating both electric motors and internal combustion engines, on which the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are being produced today. These two models should also be re-proposed in a 100% electric version to be unveiled by 2024. Technical information on the new electric Defender is still scarce, but according to a Land Rover insider, the new Defender EV could be equipped with a 100 kWh battery pack so as to ensure good autonomy even when venturing away from civilization, where it is practically impossible to find charging stations.

From an aesthetic point of view, the differences between the electric model and the current thermal model should be negligible, while an important update in terms of infotainment and on-board technology is expected; everything will be completed by the already mentioned face-lift and, most likely, by new interior finishes made with ecologically sustainable materials, as the trend of recent years dictates.

And the price? Difficult to make an accurate forecast, especially years after its release: today in Italy a Defender 90 is offered at a price that starts at €51,400, while for the 5-door 110 it starts at €57,400. a price below €60,000, considering that the cost of batteries always weighs heavily on the final price of an electric car.