Land Rover Defender Gets a Modern Makeover with Electric Powertrain

ECD Automotive Design, the world’s largest Land Rover restoration company, has once again left a mark on the restoration and modification industry with its latest project, the electrifying Project Ghost. Renowned for its custom builds that span from vintage Defenders to classic Jaguar E-Types, ECD has pushed the envelope with its new electric Defender 110.

The head-turning matte gray Land Rover Defender 110 boasts an EV drivetrain, making it a unique blend of classic design and modern technology. While not the first electric Defender, ECD’s creation features a 450-horsepower motor and a 100kWh battery pack, offering ample power for cruising through city streets. However, the range remains unspecified in the press release.

ECD’s CEO and co-founder, Scott Wallace, emphasizes the importance of tailoring each custom Defender to the client’s specific needs. The company delves deep into details such as the build’s location, intended use, and the primary driver’s size to create a Defender that clients will adore.

For Project Ghost, ECD accommodated the client’s taller stature by reducing the size and height of the seat box, allowing the seat to sit lower and move further back than in the original Defender. This customization provides enhanced comfort for taller drivers.

The revamped Defender 110 sits on 16-inch matte black Wolf Steel wheels, complementing the other black exterior accents such as the roll cage, steering guard, and vents. Inside, modern black leather Corbeau Trailcat reclining seats feature a bold scarlet red vertical diamond single stitch on the seatbacks. The versatile interior accommodates up to seven passengers, with three Land Rover 60/40 seats in the middle and two forward-facing jump seats in the back.

Project Ghost’s Puma dashboard, wrapped in black leather, has switched the traditional panel and center console positions for improved driver convenience and is adorned with ECD electric gauges. Other custom touches include a black MOMO Prototipo steering wheel and metal billet buttons on the radio panel. For entertainment during nighttime city cruises, the vintage Defender is equipped with an Alpine Halo touchscreen, JL Audio speakers, and a JBL Active subwoofer. The audio system supports Bluetooth, CarPlay, Sirius XM, and traditional radio stations. Additional luxury updates include three USB ports, WiFi, and a backup camera.

ECD Automotive Design’s Project Ghost expertly marries classic Land Rover Defender aesthetics with modern electric powertrain technology, creating an exhilarating and unique driving experience for those who appreciate both the old and the new.