In this episode Jonny has the task of driving an EV converted classic Land Rover Defender from rural Wales into central London, where it is put inside Selfridges' iconic London store.

This ‘E-Lander’ was a project vehicle build commissioned by retail legends, Selfridges, in conjunction with Barbour clothing, in order to raise the awareness of more sustainable shopping. This is a ‘director’s cut’ video with a deep dive into the Tesla EV running gear beneath this 2015 Defender. So called ‘E-Lander’ the car was built by Electric Classic Cars in Wales ( ) and modified specifically for the client to still perform off-road, as well as a town and country vehicle. The Tesla Model S large motor has been turned 90-degrees in order to power driveshafts to both front and rear, meaning it is a single motor 4×4, with enough power to keep up with an Aston Martin DBX or Mercedes G63 AMG SUV. At the same time it stealthily hides its lack of exhaust, long gearstick and engine, so unassuming eyes simply see it as an immaculately tailored Defender. Talking of tailoring, the interior was masterminded by Barbour, who supplied their classic tartan jacket lining, together with ‘Vegan leather’ for a soft, luxurious cabin. The result? A scenic road trip in a Defender that drives better than any diesel Defender Jonny has ever tried. Expensive, yes, but these cottage industry EV converted classics will certainly form a strong part of charismatic futuristic motoring.

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