The 2020 Defender is making lots of noise. Many people did not find favor in its 2020 redesign, but keep the Defender name close to their heart. It is evident in the custom Defenders we have covered in the past few years, and we think fans of the compact SUV will love how E.C.D. Automotive has taken this gem, and made it all electric.
E.C.D. Automotive is a vintage Defender restorer and in a partnership with Electric Classic Cars, is putting the first all-electric Defender on the U.S. on the market. The Tesla powertrain used to flip this Land Rover to an all-electric vehicle gives the ride 450 horsepower.
Additional engine options will give the E.C.D. Automotive Defender a 600 horsepower option that takes off from 0-60 in around 3 seconds. The standard 450 horsepower rides gets up to 60 in 5 seconds. Still, an impressive time for any SUV.
To go along with the Tesla-powered Defender’s speed, E.C.D. Automotive focused on suspension and other off-road capabilities like an upgraded driveline, downhill assist, traction control, and anti-lock brakes. No fear when you are out for a long drive either. This Defender is compliant in 50 states and with the 100kWh option, consumers can go around 220 miles per full charge. See the Electric Defender in the following video, and learn more about the shocking new SUV at E.C.D. Automotive Design.