British company Everrati now transforms the iconic Range Rover Classic and Land Rover Defender into high-end, go-anywhere electric vehicles
We’re admirers of admired Everrati’s approach to classic cars. As well as being strictly pragmatic in the face of coming legislation, the British EV converter’s practice is also driven by enthusiasm for design and innovation. In short, Everrati will take a classic and modify it with a brand-new electric powertrain.
The Oxfordshire-based company cut its teeth on evergreen classics like the Porsche 911, along with a one-off continuation model of the Ford GT40 built in collaboration with Superformance LLC. Now it has increased its output with two new electrified models, the original Range Rover and the enduring Land Rover Defender.
An Everrati machine is effectively a restoration as well as a tech upgrade. The company has developed its own EV powertrain, which it tailors for every model it adapts, so that the motors and batteries can be seamlessly integrated within the original chassis. The ambition is to maintain the essential character of the original cars, while also giving owners the opportunity to specify any optional extra or finish they desire.
While the original Defender was a somewhat agricultural machine, the addition of electric power shaves off the rough edges without compromising any of its off-road abilities. In addition to the Defender model, launched in 1990 as a development of the Land Rover 90 and 110 models (which in turn were evolutions of the Series III Land Rover, with roots that could be directly traced all the way back to the original 1948 car), Everatti also offers its kit in the Land Rover Series IIA, the 1961 model that encapsulates the functionalist visual style and practicality that have come to define the model.