New EV Spartan 4×4 full review – on and off-road

From The Late Brake Show.

This full on and off-road review is of the brand new (but looks Soviet, because kinda is Soviet design) Spartan EV 4×4. UK company Morris Ward Motors (MWM) has developed an EV drivetrain for this Russian UAZ Hunter using the original 4×4 axles and transfer case/locking diffs. MW Motors has even gone to the effort of manufacturing a RHD version.

With an electric range of 125 miles, a wading depth of half a metre (restricted not by batteries and high voltage, but door seals) and 600nm of instant torque, the Spartan is clearly a better suited machine for offroad than on road driving, but could prove highly useful in agriculture, wildlife conservation, forestry and rural trade.

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If the electric part (and price) puts you off, you could simply order a petrol one instead.
Spartans can only be bought in 5 door and 5 seat, and although it is comfortable it is certainly not laden with luxury. Or much in fact. No radio, no AC, no wind down windows, no carpets. But the Spartan certainly isn’t missing character. Below is the detailed tech spec.

Spartan 2.7 petrol £16,583 + VAT
Spartan EV £35,395 + VAT
(as of November 2021)
https://spartan.mwmotors.cz/

Length = 4050mm
Width = 2055mm (with mirrors)
Height = 1950mm
Wheelbase = 2380mm
Ground clearance = 210mm
Wading depth = 500mm
Kerb weight = 1965kg

Charging stats
CCS rapid charge up to 63kW
0-80% in 60 mins
0-100% in 75 mins
Wallbox 7kW 0-100% in 10 hours
6.6kW onboard charger as standard

Motor = Single synchronous AC, watercooled
Maximum output 120 kW
Maximum torque 600 Nm
Batteries
Cell spec = 3.7V / 50Ah li-ion
Battery pack = 28 x 3P4S 414V / 150Ah
Total size = 62.16kWh

EV Range = up to 125 miles / 240KM
Max speed = 80mph / 130Kmh (limited)

Boot space = 725L / seats down 1675L
Load capacity = 735kg
Towing capacity = 2500kg

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CHAPTERS
0:00 Intro
0:40 Supported by Conti tyres
1:05 Ex military history
1:38 DIMENSIONS
2:26 LADA NIVA CONNECTION
3:14 SIMPLE DESIGN
3:28 CCS CHARGING
3:54 CHARGING STATS
4:30 £80k for EV Defender
4:52 WHO IS MWM?
5:26 MWM LUKA concept EV
6:00 EV assembly in Czech Republic
8:19 UNDER THE BONNET
8:21 PETROL VERSION AVAILABLE
9:11 RANGE & PERFORMANCE
9:46 OFFROAD TIME
10:58 WADING
11:54 SILENT OFFROADING
13:16 PEDAL LAYOUT
14:48 FRONT DESIGN
15:21 SIDE DESIGN
15:58 BOOT SPACE
16:10 BATTERY LOCATIONS
16:40 DOOR POCKETS
18:08 PRICES
19:55 ON ROAD DRIVING
21:05 4×4 GEARBOX
22:45 Half Lada, half Defender
24:33 LOCKING DIFFS
25:25 VERDICT

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