Liberty Electric Cars working on 1,000-mile EV for 2014
Liberty Electric Cars says it will unveil a vehicle next year that will be able to go as many as 1,000 miles on a single charge. We just don't know if that vehicle will be a converted Land Rover, though.
The UK-based company's CEO Ian Hobday points to 2014 as the production-model debut of the Liberty, Motor Trades Insight reports. The publication lists a gaggle of European cities that would be reachable without a recharge from London (Paris, Brussels, Milan) with such a vehicle. Liberty isn't saying what the model will be or how much it'll cost, but did say it plans to double its workforce from the current 40 employees by year-end.
California-based Green Automotive Co. bought out Liberty Electric last year for about $17 million in Green Automotive stock. Liberty said five years ago that it would invest about $45 million to convert Land Rovers, Range Rovers and other larger SUVs into electric vehicles, and would sell the models for between $150,000 and $200,000 a pop. And in 2010, Liberty debuted its converted Range Rover (the E-Range), which had a 200-mile single-charge range and a $250,000 price tag.