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Defender Electric Hybrid Plugs In at Glastonbury as Festival’s Official Vehicle Partner

Defender will be at the heart of the world’s greatest live music event as the Official Vehicle Partner of the 2023 Glastonbury Festival.


The Defender electric hybrid’s zero-emission all-terrain capability makes it the perfect choice for Glastonbury, whatever the weather. Charging our electric hybrids with solar energy at the world’s greatest music festival shows Defender’s commitment to going anywhere and making a difference. Mark Cameron Managing Director, Defender

  • Defender is the Official Vehicle Partner of the 2023 Glastonbury Festival
  • Fleet of 20 low-emission, modern Defender 110 electric hybrids will transport headline artists to the Pyramid Stage in hushed comfort, whatever the conditions
  • Defender electric hybrids will be charged using power generated by Glastonbury’s solar panels and other low carbon and low emissions energy sources
  • Defender electric hybrid has the ultimate zero-emissions off-road capability, ready to tackle the rural Somerset terrain in any weather
  • World-famous Glastonbury Festival takes place at Worthy Farm from 21-25 June 2023
  • Defender 110 P400e electric hybrid is available to orderhere

Defender will be at the heart of the world’s greatest live music event as the Official Vehicle Partner of the 2023 Glastonbury Festival.

When in electric mode, a fleet of 20 Defender 110 electric hybrids will transport headline artists to and from their performances in hushed, zero-emissions comfort at Worthy Farm in Somerset from 21-25 June – in whatever conditions the British summer throws at them.

Defender’s legendary all-terrain ability makes it perfect for Glastonbury’s rural landscape. The Eavis family, who run the farm and have been organising the Festival for over 50 years, have a long association with the Defender brand. The sight of founder Michael Eavis navigating his way around the site at the wheel of a classic Defender will be familiar to regular Festival goers.

The unstoppable new Defender will make sure headline acts get to the legendary Pyramid Stage on time, with its ability to tap into its incredible power and control on any terrain when operating in electric-only mode.

Defender’s air suspension can switch to off-road height to clear festival obstacles. There’s an extra 75mm of clearance, plus a further 70mm for extreme off-road conditions.

The P400e electric hybrid is capable of a real-world range of 25 miles in EV mode, so the plug-in fleet will be able to operate with zero emissions throughout the event.

The vehicles will be charged with power from Glastonbury’s solar panels and other low carbon and low emissions energy sources. Installed as part of the Festival’s sustainability strategy, its 250kWp solar array was the largest of its kind in the UK when it was commissioned in 2010 and is responsible for saving 123 tonnes of CO2 every year.

One of very few plug-in electric hybrids capable of rapid DC charging, The Defender 110 electric hybrid can charge 0-80 per cent in about 30 minutes using a rapid DC charger rated at 50kW or above. At home, it can charge 0-100 per cent in approximately 2.5 hours using a 7kW AC charger.

The Defender 110 P400e electric hybrid has a WLTP electric range of up to 51km (32 miles) of go-anywhere driving. This delivers an expected real-world range of up to 40km (25 miles) and overall CO2 emissions from 57g/km. It offers a total real-world range of up to 760km (472 miles).

The plug-in electric hybrid has a 104PS electric motor combined with a 300PS four-cylinder petrol engine. This generates the same power as the 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine – with more torque and improved fuel consumption.

The sold-out 2023 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts features hundreds of performers including Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Arctic Monkeys and Lizzo across more than 100 stages and areas. It runs from 21-25 June at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset.

The Defender P400e electric hybrid is available to order now. Configure yours here.

Notes to Editors

About Land Rover

Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true ’breadth of capability’ across the model range. Defender, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque each define the world’s SUV sectors, with 80 per cent of this model range exported to over 100 countries.

Important Notice
Jaguar Land Rover is constantly seeking ways to improve the specification, design and production of its vehicles, parts and accessories and alterations take place continually. Whilst every effort is made to produce up-to-date literature, this document should not be regarded as an infallible guide to current specifications or availability, nor does it constitute an offer for the sale of any particular vehicle, part or accessory. All figures are manufacturer’s estimates.

About Glastonbury Festival

Created in 1970, Glastonbury is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. The iconic event – which takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset – is attended by more than 200,000 people each year and watched by millions more on TV and online. The event is famed for its forward-thinking approach to the environment and sustainability.

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