Land Rover has finally entered the EV race, as the brand confirmed plans for a fully electric Range Rover by 2024.
As part of the presentation of the brands fifth generation of the luxury SUV, Land Rover also revealed a suite of mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, as well as a battery electric version, will join the lineup in three years’ time.
Although there were no specific details about its very first electric vehicle, Land Rover did confirm that it will be the first of six fully electric models.
However, its extended range plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will have a pure-electric driving range of up to 62 miles, delivering an expected real-world range of up to 50 miles – enough for typical Range Rover customers to complete up to 75% of trips using electric power only.
The new extended-range PHEVs will feature a 38.2kWh lithium-ion battery – with usable capacity of 31.8kWh – and a 105kW electric motor integrated with the transmission. Together, the powertrain provides up to 62 miles of pure-electric driving. With instantaneous electric torque the new P510e accelerates from 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds.
Thierry Bolloré, chief executive officer of Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The New Range Rover is a superb manifestation of our vision to create the world’s most desirable luxury vehicles, for the most discerning of customers. It writes the next chapter in the unique story of pioneering innovation that has been a Range Rover hallmark for more than 50 years.”