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PostSubject: Replacement for the Defender: Eco-Carreir   Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:33 am


DC100 concept

So, Land Rover have finally realised their radical DC100 concept, the proposed replacement for the Land Rover Defender (pictured above), did not go down too well with the buyers. As you will probably know by now, it seems they have finally ditched the idea. However, there is a new kid on the block that will go down well in some quarters, but certainly will not be to everybody's liking.

Trouble is nowadays Landrover are owned by the Indian multi-national giant Tata, so it’s obvious the new replacement model will have been designed with the Indian Sub-Continent and Asian markets firmly in mind. Featuring roof-fitted solar panels as standard, the new vehicle known as the Eco-Carreir is a totally electric vehicle with a range of up to 50 miles/80 km on battery power, and of course virtually unlimited mileage should the sun be shining. Fine in sunny climbs, but this may prove a big problem in the Northern Hemisphere.

According to Poarline Singh of Tata Sub-Division Landrover Marketing UK, “We’re going back to our roots. The Defender replacement had to be a utilitarian, that is exactly what we have produced with our eco-friendly workhorse. With the advent of Global Warming, vehicle manufacturers have to change with the times, hence the all-electric Eco-Carreir. Designed and constructed in India, it is the car of tomorrow today!”

Although a passenger version is to follow, I can’t see the purists being best pleased though, for although Tata may have got rid of the sophisticated electronics seen in so many vehicles these days (which has to be a good thing), the Eco-Carreir is indeed going to be basic, but front-wheel-drive only.

Quoting from the badly-translated sales brochure, they reckon the lightweight plastic panels of the body design “negating the need for four-wheel-drive due to innovating bodies”. Mmmmm, how reassuring! Can’t see it myself. Sure there is a weight advantage to be saved without the need for a transfer box, prop-shafts and live axles with their hefty diffs, but a 4x2 … no way!

Okay, the Defender may be long in the tooth, but to ditch it for this monstrosity is just plain foolhardy – it doesn’t even look the part. Do they think we’re stupid? Mark my words, if they think they saw a backlash against the DC100, just wait until folk hear about this hideous replacement.

I tell you, the world’s gone bonkers!!!




Brochure illustrations

Brochure technical details:-

Running costs: The electric drive creates only 30% of the costs of a standard van, with 50% operating costs lower than those caused by the average standard van. Particularly maintenance-free, solid and has a long life cycle.
Body: Thermo-polycarbonate panels of 1.20–1.22 g/cm3 density.
Chassis: Spaceframe technology comprising high tensile aluminium frames.
Maximum speed: 75 km/h.
Range: up to 80 km, depending on driving style and environment.
Motor: AC Motor asynchr., Electric and hybrid drive.
Battery: Battery type: Lead-acid battery, 84V, 180AH.
Battery energy consumption: circa 10 kW.
Gross Weight: 1.550 kg.
Maximum payload: 2.250 kg.

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PostSubject: Re: Replacement for the Defender: Eco-Carreir   Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:46 am

Just marketing bullshit, with the emphasis on bullshit.

Lets take a closer look, they claim they can alter its off road prowess with different bodies, pure tripe, if it needs four wheel drive it needs four wheel drive, and if it hasn't got four wheel drive and needs it, its getting stuck in hardbody, pick up, or any other body style.

It will do up to 50 miles on a full charge, an interesting suggestion as real world testing of the latest technology shows that in a typical British winter it can be a little as a quarter of this, so estimate 12.5 miles (20 Km) per charge. It has solar panels on the roof, what about when its snowing then? or how about the effectiveness of these inefficient items, they may provide enough power to power the sidelights assuming they are LED for a few hours.

What's really happening here is the Land Rover name is being exploited for sales, it will be an ineffective and prohibitively expensive vehicle which will cause more damage to the Land Rover name and pass more sales over to Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Nissan who still build real off roaders.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacement for the Defender: Eco-Carreir   Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:29 am

What, no more reaction, thought folk would be up in arms? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Replacement for the Defender: Eco-Carreir   Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:03 am

April Fools Day?

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PostSubject: Re: Replacement for the Defender: Eco-Carreir   Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:43 am

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April Fools Day?
Congratulations, we have a winner! The name Poarline Singh should have rung alarm bells - 'Poarline is an anagram!!!

Oh Assassin, the words "sinker", "hook" and "line" spring to mind. geek

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PostSubject: Re: Replacement for the Defender: Eco-Carreir   Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:08 pm

Was merely trying to get a few takers Tom, nobody bit.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacement for the Defender: Eco-Carreir   Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:37 am

I thought April fool, but did not want to give it away too early. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Replacement for the Defender: Eco-Carreir   Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:46 pm

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Was merely trying to get a few takers Tom, nobody bit.
Should have known you'd suss it immediately. My only hope was that (a) you would see it in the early hours and being half asleep would bite, or (b) others (like Yoda) would read it blearly-eyed in the morning and would bite.

Sadly none did, back to the drawing board. Crying or Very sad

However, whilst on the subject ... I wonder where the Eco-Carrier company got the idea for their design? Mmmmmm, now let me think. scratching chin

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PostSubject: Re: Replacement for the Defender: Eco-Carreir   Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:10 pm

More on electric Defenders, just read in Land Rover monthly, that Land Rover sending 7 Electric Defenders to the Geneva motor show. Food for thought,

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PostSubject: Re: Replacement for the Defender: Eco-Carreir   Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:13 pm

Now if you had called it the Lirpa Loof scratching chin
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PostSubject: Re: Replacement for the Defender: Eco-Carreir   Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:56 pm

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Now if you had called it the Lirpa Loof scratching chin
Far too obvious. Come on own up, you lot may have sussed it was an April Fool wind up, but it bet very few realised the name Poarline was an anagram of April one. tongue

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PostSubject: Re: Replacement for the Defender: Eco-Carreir   Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:34 am

Nah, I knew it staight away silent . Must get an Emoticon of Pinocchio with his extending nose !!!!!!!!!!
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