As if 2020 hasn’t been crazy enough, get ready to see something you would have never imagined. 1970-94 Land Rovers are going electric thanks to an England-based company, Lunaz. Lunaz restores classic cars and electrifies them, taking out the old and replacing it with the new.
Lunaz will push out 50 Range Rovers, offering two different versions from the “classic era.” It will cost about $329,545 before taxes to take home this slick ride. The first Range Rover deliveries are expected to be made during the summer months of 2021. The refurbished Range Rovers will be created by Lunaz’s Jen Holloway, who is the organization’s design director. She’ll also be designing a way for the Range Rovers to have the choice of having the classic three-door model or a modernized four-door model.
The “Town” version of the Range Rover will include a focus on driver comfort and rear seats, “reflecting their dual use as either self-driven luxury vehicles or chauffeured cars.” The “Country” will have different features that are perfect for off-roading, such as fresh engineering, as well as technological and design features. Both versions will have the option of having a standard or long wheelbase.
“In the face of a challenging year that restricts every business’s ability to collaborate globally, we have drawn even more intensely on the extraordinary talent-pool that exists in Silverstone, Britain’s automotive and technology manufacturing heartland,” Lunaz founder David Lorenz said. “We are proud to fly the flag for our nation’s leadership in cutting-edge zero emissions technologies and more traditional automotive engineering skills on the global stage.”
Lunaz predicts that by 2030 – the year Britain is banning sales on internal combustion engine cars – there will be approximately two billion of such vehicles on the planet. However, the organization wants to continue to convert standard vehicles to become electric ones, utilizing all resources available.