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Everrati, a company founded in 2019 by British entrepreneur Justin Lunny and long-term automotive specialist Nick Williams is offering a bespoke alternative to the world of electric vehicles, so dominated by Tesla. Both car enthusiasts from an early age, Lunny and Williams became increasingly conscious of the wider impact combustion engines have on the environment. Everrati was launched with the vision of restoring iconic models from an earlier era and converting them to electric propulsion. Let’s be clear, Everrati is not a car manufacturer but a conversion company. They take your classic Porsche, Mercedes and now Land Rover and turn it into an EV.
Today, Everrati Automotive Limited introduced the latest addition to its line-up: an electric version of the Land Rover Series IIA, a zero-emission utilitarian vehicle for the 21st century.
A genuine British icon, the Land Rover Series IIA is renowned as one of the most accomplished off-road vehicles ever made since its conception 60 years ago. As the brainchild of celebrated automotive designer Maurice Wilks, the Series IIA set a benchmark as the world’s first four-wheel-drive vehicle available to the public.
Incorporating a brand-new EV powertrain, uniquely designed and developed at Everrati’s base in Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England the company’s expert team of specialists work together to restore the Series IIA body and chassis, which has been sourced for both its originality and exemplary condition, pairing the fully rebuilt vehicle with an advanced electric powertrain.
Justin Lunny, Founder & CEO of Everrati Automotive Limited, comments, “with the unveiling of an electric version of the legendary Land Rover Series IIA, we are continuing to deliver on Everrati’s mission, which is to craft cutting-edge, capable, highly desirable and sustainable cars, each with the soul of an icon. To do so requires unparalleled attention to detail and technical proficiency, with one eye on ensuring our iconic cars meet 21st century demands, and the other on safeguarding a vehicle’s original character and DNA – both dynamically and aesthetically.”
Land Rovers are synonymous with ruggedness and dependability, therefore maintaining the structural integrity of the electrified Series IIA forms the foundation of Everrati’s restoration process. Once each component has been carefully removed from the donor car, including all bodywork, powertrain and interior parts, the car’s chassis and bulkhead are galvanised and coated in a protective zinc process to prevent future corrosion from the elements.
True to the limitless functionality and nature of the original vehicle, Everrati’s electrified and futureproofed Series IIA is available in both modern canvas or traditional canvas soft-tops and safari hard top format. The wheels have been upgraded and are available in a range of colours, all are fitted with Michelin tires, selected for performance and durability.
Central to the vehicle’s evolution into an electrified 21st century off-roader is the conscientious and detailed integration of a new, yet fully reversible, sustainable electric powertrain. CAD-designed and optimised to ensure seamless incorporation, the state-of-the-art 60kWh battery pack features advanced battery management and temperature control. The power output of 150bhp and 300Nm of torque reinvigorates the car’s original character.
Coupled with a true zero-emission range of up to 125 miles, the electric Series IIA offers both two and four-wheel-drive modes, as well as hi/low ranges for optimised traction and dynamic ability dependent on the driving environment, ensuring the car’s original access all areas capacity endures. Power steering and braking allow for a more accessible driving experience, whilst preserving and updating the feel of the Series IIA’s original controls.
The cabin has also been redefined and upgraded to modern standards with a host of new additions to enhance driver comfort and convenience such as heated front seats trimmed in fine, sustainable automotive leather supplied by Scotland’s Bridge of Weir – not only noted for being of the highest quality but also the world’s lowest carbon intensity automotive leather, further adding to Everrati’s overall sustainability mission. This provides the driver and front passenger with an exceptionally comfortable environment. Fine automotive leather continues through to the rear bench seats, featuring front and rear lap belts for all passengers that can even be heated if required.
Everrati’s model line-up consists of electric versions of the Porsche 911 (964) Coupe and Targa models, 911 (964) Gulf Signature Edition, Land Rover Series IIA, Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda and GT40. Everrati designs, develops and builds its cars from a bespoke facility in Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire.
Everrati’s first redefined off-road icon will make its public debut at Concours of Elegance, at Hampton Court Palace from the 3rd– 5th September. Who said electric vehicles all have to look the same?