Defender

Land Rover Defender Classic Goes Electric but at a Shocking Price

  • Twisted, a U.K.-based specialist in Land Rover modification, has turned its hand to electrifying the long-serving Land Rover Defender—not the new one, but any of the previous-generation models.
  • Twisted says that its models use the identities and chassis numbers of imported Defenders more than 25 years old and are registered in Virginia as reconstructed vehicles.
  • The North American Specification Defenders will be available in three bright colors and at the top end, cost more than $200,000.

    Being an early adopter of new technology tends to come at a high price, and that’s also true when it gets retrofitted into an old vehicle. While many will see the appeal of an EV version of the classic Land Rover Defender—the one that was last officially sold in the States in 1997—few will be able to contemplate one with a base price of $185,000. For those who can, it’s a rare opportunity to

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