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eLandy Electric Land Rover Launched 2013

The first fully electric Land Rover has been developed and goes by the name of 'eLandy' - an exciting time for eco-conscious travellers.

This eco-friendly four-wheel-drive vehicle has been crafted with the intention of being used for safari game drives.

Above: A video of Land Rover's electric safari game drive vehicle - eLandy

Electric Land Rover eLandy is born

The eLandy Land Rover has come into being thanks to a collaborative effort from Dutch technology firm Emke Engineering, Kafue National Park's Mukambi Safari Lodge, and Greensafaris (a subsidiary of eVentures).

eLandy - Land Rover's solar-powered vehicle

Charged using solar-energy, this fully electric Land Rover doesn't have a noisy diesel engine, giving guests the opportunity to experience quiet, emission free game drives. The eLandy is equipped with full off-road capabilities and reaches a top speed of 43 mph (70 km/h). This nine passenger carrier has a range of 56 miles (90 km) - not bad for an electric 4x4.

The responsible eLandy trend

Ellena van Tonder, Drive South Africa Sales Manager, says "True innovation - creating an eco-friendly vehicle that plays its part in responsible tourism. I hope the trend of using an electric safari vehicle catches on in South African lodges."

eLandy - the electric Land Rover

Above: Land Rover's electric eLandy

eLandy Specifications

  • Fully electric Land Rover Defender One Ten to be used as Game Drive vehicle
  • Vehicle is right hand drive and can carry two drivers and maximal nine passengers
  • Complete off-road capabilities
  • Roughly 90% less maintenance than a gas powered car

Electronic Land Rover Technology

  • AC induction water cooled motor
  • Nominal power 50 kW, max. 70k W
  • Nominal torque 200 Nm, max. 300 Nm
  • 35 kWh High density lithium-ion Iron phosphate battery pack
  • 3000 cycles at 80% discharge
  • Battery life of up to 200.000 km
  • Features quick charge option from a solar panel system

Land Rover eLandy's Performance

  • Maximal speed 80 km/h
  • Average speed 30 km/h
  • Minimal range 90 km
  • Maximal charging time 5 hours
  • Vehicle efficiency 350 Wh/km
  • Regenerative braking

A round of applause please for eLandy the Electric Land Rover with a green conscience.

Dalene Ingham-Brown

Dalene Ingham-Brown Title: Blog Contributor
Affiliation: Drive South Africa Blog

Passionate about travel, social media and making lists, Dalene is on a mission to nurture her love for camping in South Africa.


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  1. Gravatar Andrea Ferry says:

    Hi Dalene

    Awesome product!
    Do you know when it will become commercially available in South Africa (approximately), and has LR recommended a retail price yet?

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  2. Gravatar Dalene Ingham-Brown says:

    Hi Andrea

    I don’t know how much they will retail for, or when they’ll be available in South Africa… but I hope it’s soon! I absolutely love this idea.

    You may have more luck getting answers to your questions from Land Rover: http://www.landrover.com/za/en/lr/about-land-rover/contact-us/contact-us/

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  3. Gravatar Johan Leibbrandt says:

    Million dollar question PRICE,PRICE,PRICE?

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    1. Gravatar Akhona Siyolo says:

      Good day Johan

      Thank you for contacting Drive South Africa. Unfortunately this vehicle is not on offer. We only offer normal Land Rovers. Would you be interested to rent one of these? A friendly consultant will be in touch with you shortly for assistance.

      Have a nice day.

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