Tesla-powered Defenders review - blasted off-road and timed 0-60mph!
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Now we bet this wasn’t something you expected to see on our channel… Mat’s got his hands on a classic & a 2010 Land Rover Defender, but they’ve been converted to EVs!

Hiding under the skin of these off-roading legends, you won’t find any old petrol or diesel motors… You’ll find Tesla motors and batteries!

Now of course, rare and unique cars like this won’t come cheap! The classic Defender will set you back £125,000, while the 2010 edition costs £150,000! But to be fair, it does have a whole load of options added, such as the roof rack and a winch.

The question is - are they worth it? Sure it’s great to know you’re being more eco-friendly off-road, but are they really worth six figures?! You’ll have to stick with Mat to find out!

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  • carwow

    If you could convert any classic car to electric, which would you choose?

    • Travel & Life with JoBo
      Travel & Life with JoBo

      Nash Metropolitan

    • Eashan Padyal
      Eashan Padyal

      I want to see a army vehicle turned to electric

    • Dinesh Mettu
      Dinesh Mettu

      Range rover defender

    • Peter Frank Hansen
      Peter Frank Hansen

      1967 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

    • Vroooom+

      @G. Team Supposed to be built in the UK but they sloped off to Germany instead. Unforgivable really given the hype.

  • DrNikos


  • Akash Shelke
    Akash Shelke

    that open roof defender is literally a RC car

  • Connor Swan
    Connor Swan

    Matts laugh when launching is more contagious than covid🤣

  • Paul Underwood
    Paul Underwood

    Brilliant! Love the look of both of those!

  • Jack Recker
    Jack Recker

    You should do an electric Defender vs Defender Works V8 vs new Defender V8 drag race

  • Proinseas O'Kiellig
    Proinseas O'Kiellig

    I dream of doing this to my 101FC..

  • Eashan Padyal
    Eashan Padyal

    You can actually makes cooling fans louder and make them respond to acceleration pedal as they will give feeling of gas cars in electric way and it will help batteries cool too

  • Unicornul Sarvy
    Unicornul Sarvy

    Tesla components are so good people use them over other ev components to convert ice cars

  • Paul Oliver
    Paul Oliver

    I live 5 mins walk from CARWOW Head office.. It would be a thrill to see Mat in the Spectre EV parked outside Waitrose ;-) its even Mayor Khan CC friendly .. who would have thought !

  • Increased Frequency
    Increased Frequency

    I've been waiting to see some EV off-road action for a long time, and it's better than expected!

  • Yeet dude
    Yeet dude

    The California

  • MGTOW Matty
    MGTOW Matty

    ABOMINATION > yeah try taking it to the far north and finding a charging station... " a land rovers best working range in 3-5 mph ...in 1st low " My old series workshop manual Dont change a great thing. > fun fact> over 85% of all landrovers ever made, are still on the road..worldwide. > the best of any car maker..

  • Crash Builds
    Crash Builds

    Is it just me that's deeply bothered by the fact the motor has no guard/shield covering it? Clip that on a rock and you're buying a new one for several grand......plate of metal.....cover it.....do it......do itttttt

  • Morgan Norville
    Morgan Norville

    I'm surprised he didn't wire some kind of input controller to limit how sensitive the 'gas' pedal is when off-roading.... I commented before finishing the video

  • James Watadza
    James Watadza

    The ICE age is overrrrrrrrr...

  • Llama

    doris is sick, 4 seconds to 60 SUV with those looks

  • Chris Mackerdush
    Chris Mackerdush

    Bad-ass vehicles. The combination of muscular look and build plus hard core electric power is bad ass as hell.

  • moez dahmani
    moez dahmani

    Sounds great English humour!!🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • moez dahmani
    moez dahmani

    125000£. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Dutch Parisien
    Dutch Parisien


  • Pete FlintMurray
    Pete FlintMurray

    There's a Dutch company out there doing a 35kWh 2CV conversion for €30k... High on my list of wants right now. Chassis made in Selby North Yorks, Leaf Motor and batteries I believe.

  • rasindu indeewara
    rasindu indeewara

    This is amaizing ☺️

  • galacticmarine marmar
    galacticmarine marmar

    0:03 no its way better to hit a rock and spil battery acid's ....

  • Andrey Shipanga
    Andrey Shipanga

    Carwow can u please riview the chevy captiva 3.2 v6 and chevy lumina 6.0 v8 please

  • Eddie Panda Sutnga
    Eddie Panda Sutnga

    We use to charge our phone now we charge our car boring

  • Eddie Panda Sutnga
    Eddie Panda Sutnga

    Gas better than ev sorry what would you do of there is no electricity and manual is better than auto


    We need the electric version to demonstrate its deep rivers crossing ability ….

  • Johnny Boye
    Johnny Boye

    Just love it👍

  • sandile wonderboy
    sandile wonderboy

    Why you did not launch the black one

  • Fazal Hameed
    Fazal Hameed

    A drag race required....

  • g4do

    Yeah the range is appalling... I'll keep my fuel power thank you.

  • Lee Pepper
    Lee Pepper

    Car wow please stop giving this ev S**t the time of day nobody wants it

  • Lee Pepper
    Lee Pepper

    Absolutely dreadful how dare they destroy these fabulous machines with that crap electric rubbish 🗑 no thanks not ever 🤬🤬🤬

  • Andrew Sseruyange
    Andrew Sseruyange

    Matt you should go check out the ineos grenadier. That I think is the perfect successor to the defender. not the rebadged discovery thats following you around with the camera crew.

  • Gert Stone
    Gert Stone

    Just one question can you drive through a river

  • Roshan Srinivas
    Roshan Srinivas

    Gordon Ramsey owns one of those Black Defenders used in the Spectre movie

  • David F.
    David F.

    Would definitely have one!

  • Bos Gaurus
    Bos Gaurus

    The green one looks soo cool

  • MGTOW Matty
    MGTOW Matty

    Defender Purists..." Stop it....just....stop..."

  • Jeff Baker
    Jeff Baker

    VW Bug Conv

  • biz4two biz4
    biz4two biz4

    would LOVE to see James Bond, 007, drive the green "doris" defender in his next movie!! OMG, that looks so wonderful. Merci

  • Tyanai Chigovera
    Tyanai Chigovera

    4 seconds. In a Defender? Lunacy!!!!

  • D S
    D S

    Electrocuted driving it in the rain or in the puddle

  • Ben Gumba
    Ben Gumba

    Watching Mat launching the defender was like watching a toddler being thrown in the air or something

  • OSMO

    Which mat watson

  • wotrulke

    Matt looks like a farmer 🚜🚛🛻

  • Ian Bernard
    Ian Bernard

    so funny especially when talking about Doris that part on the extra legroom....absolutely good review

  • senpai

    That is not Defender ... That is TRX4 With QuickFusion Motor ..

  • vu an
    vu an

    Audi e tron coupe

  • richiesworld1

    Flip that and you'd be dead dead.

  • martins dancauskis
    martins dancauskis

    Shit Car of AAA battery's.

  • henryhol8538

    I love Landrovers! I saw and filmed 'Doris' at the London Classic Car Show recently. I'm sure I was one of the very few to spot the series 2 door hinges.

  • Austin Burcham04
    Austin Burcham04

    screw electric power

  • M squared
    M squared

    I see you dressed for the occasion,just missing some wellies

  • Nmm

    The acceleration test was looks fun!

  • oscar jimenez
    oscar jimenez

    i had never laughed in a car video, that was amazing.

  • Pip

    Epic...! This was so hilarious watching, I wish I could afford to buy you one...

  • Garry Aiv Design
    Garry Aiv Design

    Awesome cars😍

  • Pedro Fernandes
    Pedro Fernandes

    3.95? That's super car territory god damn

  • Chase Stevens
    Chase Stevens

    Does your carwow sight only work in the uk

  • Bob808

    ECC make some very cool cars! Great to see them on CarWow :D

  • Othniel Sarpong
    Othniel Sarpong

    and of course, im gonna launch them

  • Scotty Rutherford
    Scotty Rutherford

    Nice spare on that Spectre... why is it different 😐

  • Glen Calhoun
    Glen Calhoun

    That "Lil Green Machine" is an Epic Beast!!! That is my new dream auto for sure!!! Yez Zir!!! I pray I get a chance to achieve that kind of satisfaction out of driving one of those!!! Fookin Amazing!!!

  • Adam Palmer
    Adam Palmer

    It’s interesting but it’s not the ultimate version of a landy which is a bowler

  • Øistein74

    Plaid vs 992ts thank you very much

  • Anthony Nguyen
    Anthony Nguyen

    So when youre out there offroading and need to refuel I mean recharge what do you do?

  • Todor Roshev
    Todor Roshev

    Electric 😂😂😂 only 200 miles for this price 🤔 definitely you can doing off road (back yard only) 😂😂

  • jakubgraus13

    Mat going on holiday sitting in a plane: “Right, so I got my specialist timing gear here”

  • Bart Zeegers
    Bart Zeegers

    Cool , that's a real Sleeper 😂

  • Turkish Bey
    Turkish Bey

    Please do a review on LEXUS LX 570, especially how it performs off-road and how to use it off-road

  • Tim Vaughan
    Tim Vaughan

    Does it still leak oil?

  • Dineth Bamunusingha
    Dineth Bamunusingha

    They should include that optional engine sounds. like they included shutter sound in Smartphone cameras to emulate DSLRs. Lol

  • xirfan

    Get your Jimny converted Mat

  • Gerhard Venter
    Gerhard Venter

    Why not test it with the new defender?

  • TheGoldenAle !!!
    TheGoldenAle !!!

    when are we seeing the model S plaid review?

  • Any Expat
    Any Expat

    Given it says 007 you need to drive it underwater! Get a wetsuit on and go full Bond drive into the sea

  • Mr Walla
    Mr Walla


  • M You
    M You

    Hints of Alan Partridge at times here..

  • Donald Duck
    Donald Duck

    Could you do a water crossing at all?

  • HQPB

    That Doris is a lovely car. See if Richard will do an EV conversion for the Jimny!

  • Iam Shakil 10
    Iam Shakil 10

    convert your jimny to electric

  • rob allen
    rob allen

    I'd love a V8 land rover, you can keep the leccy version, no soul

  • Dorje Kok
    Dorje Kok

    0-60, so happy 😂

  • Michael Costello
    Michael Costello

    Richard doesn’t want his kids to bang their heads together in a crash, but he doesn’t seem to be worried about whiplash or airbags, does he 😂

  • Michael Costello
    Michael Costello

    Mat: “Richard loves his kids” Me: Who would’ve thought

  • Waves ツ
    Waves ツ

    Ruined my favourite car unfollowed


    Enjoyed this video

  • Mike B
    Mike B

    "Eco friendly." Yes... apart from the bit where the batteries are built, and all the materials to make said batteries are mined out of the ground, and then in 7 years or so when the battery that can't be recycled has to be replaced with another battery that's built. Not to mention how the electricity to recharge that thing is produced in the first place. Simple truth is, the national grid is at capacity every winter. We don't have the electric to support electric cars. And if you removed all the ICE cars tomorrow and just had electric, the emissions that were from the ICE cars would be made by the power stations instead, but that's moot anyway because, we don't have enough electric!

    • Tim Doyle
      Tim Doyle

      Mike, you might be interested in reading the following article written by the National Grid. It actually says the grid reached peak demand back in the early 2000s and that if everyone in the UK switched to EV tomorrow, we would still have enough capacity: www.nationalgrid.com/stories/journey-to-net-zero/5-myths-about-electric-vehicles-busted

  • Michael Dinwiddy
    Michael Dinwiddy

    I know a good psychiatrist just DM me.. :-) :-)

  • Car Hawara
    Car Hawara

    Im trying to find a professionel to Do that to my 89 suzuki vitara 2 door! This is really usefull for hunting cause you always shy away the animals when you drive to a Spot with a Diesel engine clacking around.

  • kenken830

    Electric just makes everything better.

    • kenken830

      ​@rob allen Like you, I don't like the direction that society is heading in... but I think the examples you give are wrong... and you're a bit cranky. You're entitled to your opinion about the human race, but it just has nothing to do with electric vehicles. There's nothing about an electric motor that is ground-breaking new technology. Nearly all of the advancements made to make EVs viable are done on the cost & manufacturing side of the equation. EVs have nothing to do with any of the things you're complaining about. They're certainly not an indication of laziness. They make better cars, in nearly every metric, at a lower cost.

    • rob allen
      rob allen

      @kenken830 it just shows the way the human race is going, they say we are devolving while our technology is evolving, I know some people who can't function without a phone or computer, imagine being that reliant on a device! Must be awful

    • kenken830

      @rob allen Well, if your intent wasn't to insult, then explain how it added to the conversation? Having the wheels driven by an electric motor vs an internal combustion engine has nothing to do with hard work or dedication or shortage of apprentices in the UK or helicopters. Those aren't even good analogies for the topic at hand. They're just random things you're complaining about...

    • rob allen
      rob allen

      @kenken830 lol, suggesting you learn to read is hardly " hurling insults"

    • kenken830

      @rob allenHurling insults don't make you right. I guess you're just an unreasonable, angry person.

  • Aunathan Jogust
    Aunathan Jogust

    Can you charge these nice Land Rovers at a Tesla Supercharger?

  • Steveh Hall
    Steveh Hall

    Can't but help feel that motor is rather vulnerable in that position.. If off roading

  • Wuuduu

    lets go to deeper water in them

  • TheBowerbird

    Matt's laughter at launch says it all about how great these are :D

  • Amir Abouzour
    Amir Abouzour

    That 0-60 is as fast as a model Y performance

  • Hus 9
    Hus 9

    thank you for a good EV

  • Maazulla khan
    Maazulla khan

    Doesn't he look like Sharlto Copley from District 9?