World’s First Tesla-Powered Range Rover Classic Introduced

E.C.D. Automotive Design

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.), the world’s leader for custom and restored Land Rovers and Defenders introduced the first Electric Range Rover Classic (R.R.C.) powered by a Tesla motor direct drivetrain. The journey for this electric build began several months ago when E.C.D. partnered with Electric Classic Cars (E.C.C.), U.K.’s leader in electric conversions of classic vehicles, to secure the Tesla motor. After about 2,200-hour luxury design experience, countless customization options, E.C.D. completely stripped down, transforming and modernizing the client’s Range Rover Classic while staying true to its original look and heritage.

E.C.D. Automotive Design

E.C.D.’s build process takes place in their 45,000 square foot “Rover Dome” facility, where the truck travelled through 12 bays, each filled with 50 specialized technicians and master certified craftsmen. From electronic upgrades like cutting edge audio and in-dash navigation systems to cosmetic options like seat upholstery stitching and wet sanded exteriors for a polished finish to luxurious add-ons such as drink cabinets – no detail went undermined. The Tesla motor is packaged with a 100-kWh battery pack that can quickly drive up to an estimated 220 miles on a five-hour charge, reaching 0-60 mph in an impressive 5.2 seconds.

E.C.D. Automotive Design

“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.”

E.C.D. Automotive Design

This Electric R.R.C. is finished in a glossy Alpine White paint, creating a striking contrast with the black grille and compliments the silver metal front and rear bumpers. Along with 18” Land Rover Boost 5 Spoke wheels and Continental Cross Contact Tires, the R.R.C. features classic interior elements such as tan leather seating, a dark wood finish on the dash and custom vertical diamond stitching throughout. The E.C.D. Electric lineup developed to comply with the California vehicle regulations and is currently 50 state compliant.

Nikita Pawar

Nikita Vivek Pawar is a luxury features writer. She likes to write about all things luxury and wants to explore the world of luxury to encapsulate the novelties and legacies it has to offer. Travelling and reading are her favourite pastime activities. On her bucket list is getting a cat and visiting Croatia and Greece. ...(Read More)

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