Liberty Electric Cars has announced the launch of an electric SUV called the E-Range. Based on the iconic Range Rover, the British conversion company has put together a package that offers a mix of performance one might not expect from a vehicle of this size. For instance, it's said to scoot from 0 to 60 miles per hour in seven seconds, offer a top speed of 100 mph and can rove across the range for up to 200 miles. With an electric motor motor powering each wheel, four-wheel drive capability remains intact and when the 75 kWh (!) lithium polymer battery is ready for a refill, you don't even have to plug it in. It features an inductive charging system that allows you to park over a plate in your driveway or garage that pulls up the needed electrons. It has a physical plug as well.
If you're the kind of person who likes sitting in the lap of electric-powered luxury, it may interest you to know that LEC has recently announced it is offering test drives. If you have the means, you can join the exclusive list of E-Range purchasers and take delivery in early 2011. Speaking of means, the price tag reads – you are sitting down, right? – £160,000 ($251,000 U.S. at today's exchange rates). Needing a little more encouragement? Hit the jump for Liberty Electric's promotional video.
[Source: Liberty Electric Cars]