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quentin



Member Since: 23 Jul 2012
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Australia 2004 Defender 110 Td5 SW Alpine White
Electric Lightweight

A while since I've posted. I've been a bit preoccupied.

Im guessing everybody knows about my Lightweight project, people either seem to love it or hate it.

One thing is almost certain, if you plan on daily driving an old banger into the not too distant future converting to Electric is the way forward.

Ive now done 4600km powered entirely by the sun !!


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Post #736975 26th Oct 2018 10:55pm
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Profyaffle



Member Since: 03 Oct 2016
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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Arles Blue

That is absolutely brilliant! Thumbs Up 1993 200Tdi Defender 90

Post #736981 27th Oct 2018 12:52am
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

That's great! Anymore info on the build, batteries, range, charge time, costs involved? Thumbs Up James

MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red

Post #736987 27th Oct 2018 6:57am
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williamthedog



Member Since: 29 Dec 2012
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2011 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 PU Tamar Blue

Well thought out conversion Thumbs Up

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Zed



Member Since: 07 Oct 2017
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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black

Love it. An EV lightweight is on my to do list.

Post #737004 27th Oct 2018 8:37am
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keith



Member Since: 15 Aug 2012
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Scotland 

Many years a LWT owner driver and it's a 10 from me.
Middle finger to the purists ( me included ) fist pump to the future.
Keith

Post #737008 27th Oct 2018 8:59am
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quentin



Member Since: 23 Jul 2012
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Australia 2004 Defender 110 Td5 SW Alpine White

Thanks fellas, seems to be a vote of confidence so far.

James, the build is on my page at www.goingbush.com/ptev.html

it cost about AU$20k , but that would be about $5k cheaper now as Lithiums Are considerably less now and there is a better / cheaper / more powerful motor also avaliable now.

A lot of dosh but Ive seen people spend more on fitting LS7's etc into Rovers , but as the price of petrol goes up the cost of conversion proportionally decreases. This thing pays itself off the more you use it.

I get about 80km per charge ( I don't take it easy ) If I drove like a granny might get around 150k ?? It takes about 6-8 hours to charge from my rooftop solar panels (3.3kw charger) I use about 30kwh per 100km. A Nissan Leaf gets about 18 kwh per 100km.

Best thing , its so much more fun & easier to drive, utterly reliable , and it doesn't stink of petrol fumes. Best thing I ever did.

Post #737009 27th Oct 2018 9:18am
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Badger110



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Buckingham Blue

That is phenomenal, well done Thumbs Up

Post #737023 27th Oct 2018 11:01am
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ibexman



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Build pics

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Zed



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black

I thought it rang a bell...


https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic62091.html?highlight=ev

Post #737035 27th Oct 2018 12:21pm
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