Land Rover’s electrification plans are beginning to shape up, and we first got wind of it earlier this year, precisely when the updated Range Rover Velar was launched. The first Range Rover EV has now just been teased by the British car maker, and while it did say it will be followed by an electric Range Rover Sport, Land Rover has currently not said anything regarding that. However, we can expect another official announcement sometime soon.
Obviously, details about the Range Rover EV are scarce at the moment, but we know that it will be underpinned by the MLA platform. Land Rover has invested Rs 62.96 crore to accompany an underbody facility at its Solihull plant in the UK. The electric Range Rover has entered its prototype testing phase, and it is being tested in diverse conditions, ranging from the hot weather of Dubai to the freezing cold environment of Sweden.
To accommodate future customers, Land Rover is also working on a charging ecosystem, along with partnerships for tech, software and energy solutions. The Range Rover EV will be powered by an 800V architecture to facilitate fast charging, and Land Rover says that the performance will be comparable to the current-gen flagship V8 Range Rover. Its water wading capacity is rated up to 850 mm. In terms of design, we expect the Range Rover EV to remain in-line with the current ICE Range Rover, but featuring some differentiation to emphasize its electric powertrain.
Land Rover has opened a waiting list for customers who are interested in the Range Rover EV; if you register now, you’ll be among the first to be able to pre-order one. Follow our social handles, and stay tuned for our anniversary special in 2024; subscribe now!