Several years ago, Land Rover announced plans to offer electrified versions of all its vehicle and that process has finally begun. The company teased the Range Rover Electric in a press release and video, promising an 800 volt architecture and all the benefits of a modern EV. At the same time, it’ll be just as powerful and capable off-road as its gas-guzzling counterparts.
Apart from some aspirational promises, details are still sparse. To start with, it’ll supposedly have “performance comparable to a flagship Range Rover V8 and the all-terrain capability developed in-house by Land Rover experts.” That all-terrain capability includes the ability to wade through 850mm of water (2.8 feet), though the current V8-powered 2023 Range Rover already offers 900mm of depth. 
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The new model will supposedly be the “quietest and most refined Range Rover ever created,” the company said, thanks to “active road noise cancellation configuration and sound design, plus cabin comfort levels enabled by its electric underpinnings.” In other words, it’ll take advantage of the relatively low noise levels and simplicity of an electric drivetrain, like other luxury EVs.
The new model will be built on Jaguar Land Rover’s Modular Longitudinal Architecture (LMA) based on an 800 volt architecture, something that generally supports added charging power, enhanced performance, increased efficiency and weight savings. That, the company says, will help enable “fast-charging on public networks,” among other benefits.  

The company is also promising “a seamless electric ownership experience — effortless charging, energy partnerships, software-over-the-air updates and intelligent technology to maximise range.” On top of that, the vehicle and and batteries will both be built in the UK in Solihull and Wolverhampton, respectively.
Range, performance and other key specifications, along with full photos of the vehicle are still missing. If you’re undeterred by that and swayed by Land Rover’s promo video (featuring glimpses of the vehicle, a model in a gold dress wearing green rubber boots, some koi fish and plenty of water), you can now join the waiting list. This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/range-rover-electric-teased-ahead-of-its-2024-reveal-111741916.html?src=rss

Several years ago, Land Rover announced plans to offer electrified versions of all its vehicle and that process has finally begun. The company teased the Range Rover Electric in a press release and video, promising an 800 volt architecture and all the benefits of a modern EV. At the same time, it’ll be just as powerful and capable off-road as its gas-guzzling counterparts.

Apart from some aspirational promises, details are still sparse. To start with, it’ll supposedly have “performance comparable to a flagship Range Rover V8 and the all-terrain capability developed in-house by Land Rover experts.” That all-terrain capability includes the ability to wade through 850mm of water (2.8 feet), though the current V8-powered 2023 Range Rover already offers 900mm of depth

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The new model will supposedly be the “quietest and most refined Range Rover ever created,” the company said, thanks to “active road noise cancellation configuration and sound design, plus cabin comfort levels enabled by its electric underpinnings.” In other words, it’ll take advantage of the relatively low noise levels and simplicity of an electric drivetrain, like other luxury EVs.

The new model will be built on Jaguar Land Rover’s Modular Longitudinal Architecture (LMA) based on an 800 volt architecture, something that generally supports added charging power, enhanced performance, increased efficiency and weight savings. That, the company says, will help enable “fast-charging on public networks,” among other benefits.  

The company is also promising “a seamless electric ownership experience — effortless charging, energy partnerships, software-over-the-air updates and intelligent technology to maximise range.” On top of that, the vehicle and and batteries will both be built in the UK in Solihull and Wolverhampton, respectively.

Range, performance and other key specifications, along with full photos of the vehicle are still missing. If you’re undeterred by that and swayed by Land Rover’s promo video (featuring glimpses of the vehicle, a model in a gold dress wearing green rubber boots, some koi fish and plenty of water), you can now join the waiting list

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