1974 Land Rover Series 1 - 3EV Series 3 Electric Conversion
Kilometerstand24 120 km / 14 988 mi
Markenfarbe außenMarine Blue
Anzahl der Türen3
Zahl der Sitzemore
Leistung80 PS / 59 kW / 79 BHP
The Land Rover Series 3 has been on the market from 1971 to 1984.
It was available in different versions with hard and soft top with long and short wheelbase (88 or 109 inch).
This Land Rover has a wheelbase of 88 inches and was delivered to the Belgian army on September 15th, 1974.
In March 1996 the car was released from the army and on April 29th, 1996 it was registered for the first time in Oostende, Belgium.
As usual with military vehicles, only a few miles have been driven with the car. According to the Car-Pass, a mileage of 22,520 km was registered on February 8th, 2000 and a mileage of 23,141 km on September 6th, 2007. Shortly thereafter, the vehicle is likely parked and has not been moved.
The Land Rover was completely rebuilt and finished in February 2021.
The vehicle is now almost 48 years old and should be able to drive for at least 48 years after the restoration. That would be the case in 2070 or after.
When thinking about it, the idea of converting the vehicle to an electric drive quickly came up.
The likelihood of being able to drive electrically or on gasoline in 2070 tends towards electricity.
Only the motor and the energy source were replaced. This means that the original Land Rover drive train is installed from the transmission input.
The typical operation with the switchable all-wheel drive with the extreme all-wheel qualities of the Land Rover is retained.
An air-cooled, completely maintenance-free AC180 electric motor with a maximum of 200Nm and the associated control were installed on the original gearbox.
This also enables recuperation when coasting.
The batteries should be installed in the Land Rover in such a way that nothing can be seen from the inside or outside and the interior should be fully usable. (6 seats are entered in the German documents).
60 of the Calb 180 AH LiFePo4 batteries were installed as an energy source. Calb is one of the leading manufacturers of high quality industrial batteries. These batteries are very safe because they are absolutely non-flammable. Tesla uses them on thier Model 3 on the China market.
Some of the batteries were installed into the engine compartment on top of the engine. The other part of the batteries are placed under the seats where the two fuel tanks would normally be.
The installed battery configuration operates at 96 volts and a total of 34.56 kWh. The theoretical range is around 200 km. Equiped with these tires and the full 4x4 equipment, the range is less, depending on driving style, temperature, topography, etc.
To recharge the batteries to 100% takes 4 hours.
Only the 9kw charger and the electrical charging socket, that replaced the petrol filler neck, are visible from the in- and outside of the car.
The performance of the electrical components and the curb weight (1560kg) roughly correspond to those of a conventional petrol Land Rover 88. (80 hp; 100km/h).
The further development of battery technology and the possibility of replacing the energy source into the Land Rover with more powerful batteries hints a bright future for this Land Rover.
So the dream of being able to see this Land Rover on the streets or off the beaten track as a convertible with all-wheel drive beyond 2070 could be possible.
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Original mileage today approx. 24120 km
Chassis No. 90406848A
Newly restored condition