Several years ago, Land Rover unveiled its intention to introduce electrified variants of all its vehicles, and this initiative has now commenced. The company provided a glimpse of the Range Rover Electric through a press release and video, highlighting an 800-volt architecture and all the advantages associated with a contemporary electric vehicle. Simultaneously, it is poised to match the power and off-road capabilities of its traditional combustion counterparts.
While the announcement contains ambitious pledges, specific details remain limited. Initial information suggests the Range Rover Electric will boast “performance comparable to a flagship Range Rover V8” and feature all-terrain capabilities developed in-house by Land Rover experts. This includes the ability to navigate through 850mm of water (2.8 feet), although it’s worth noting that the current V8-powered 2023 Range Rover already provides a depth capability of 900mm.
The forthcoming model is anticipated to claim the title of the “quietest and most refined Range Rover ever crafted,” according to the company. This distinction is attributed to its “active road noise cancellation configuration and sound design,” along with the comfort afforded by its electric underpinnings. Essentially, it will capitalize on the inherent low noise levels and streamlined nature of an electric drivetrain, aligning with the attributes found in other luxury electric vehicles.
Constructed on Jaguar Land Rover’s Modular Longitudinal Architecture (LMA) and featuring an 800-volt architecture, the new model is poised to benefit from increased charging power, heightened performance, improved efficiency, and weight savings. The company asserts that these attributes will facilitate “fast-charging on public networks” and offer additional advantages.
The company is committed to delivering “a seamless electric ownership experience,” encompassing effortless charging, energy partnerships, software-over-the-air updates, and intelligent technology to optimize range. Furthermore, both the vehicle and batteries will be manufactured in the UK, with production taking place in Solihull and Wolverhampton, respectively.
While crucial details such as range, performance, and other specifications, as well as comprehensive images of the vehicle, are currently unavailable, Land Rover’s promotional video, featuring glimpses of the vehicle, a model in a gold dress sporting green rubber boots, koi fish, and scenic water views, may capture your interest. If you remain undeterred by the lack of specific information and find the promotional content appealing, you now have the opportunity to join the waiting list.