E.C.D. Automotive Design is considered the pioneer in restoring and upgrading classic Land Rover Defenders. As innovators, the dedicated team works to implement state-of-the-art performance and luxury comfort options to overhaul chassis at the 30,000 sqft facility in Kissimmee, Fl. E.C.D. is proud to announce its newest venture, fitting the first classic Range Rover RRC with an electric Tesla drivetrain. Enlisting help from the specialists at Electric Classic Cars, the mere idea of launching the classic model into the future became a reality. The inspiration behind the idea is to blend modern EV technology with the classic styling of 90s automotive design. Although a tough task to take on, E.C.D. is familiar with engine swaps, as they offer multiple powertrain options for any build.
Holding 100KWH of power, the Electric Range Rover has a 5-hour three-phase charge-time and an estimated driving range of 220 miles. In total, the job of successfully transplanting the Tesla drivetrain took over 3,000 man hours. Once inside the electrified RRC, the experience of driving a classic Range Rover is put on hold while the immediate torque from acceleration sinks you into the back of your seat. After a few moments to adjust your mind and body, the Tesla powered Range Rover RRC begins to show its historic roots with firm mechanical steering and period-correct interior components that have been modified to comfort any enjoying the one-of-a-kind experience.
Each custom build through E.C.D. Automotive Design allows for the owner to be in complete control of the design, while the team aims to offer support throughout the process. The team has mastered the art of creating one-of-one examples through an incredibly detailed design program paired with a knowledgable staff of master mechanics. As a true one-of-a-kind build and driving experience, the Tesla-powered RRC from E.C.D. Automotive design is headed to a charger near you.