The Range Rover is, of course, a hugely popular car and any electric version has to deliver the same high-end driving experience and luxurious interior alongside that battery-powered setup.
Though details are still relatively scarce, we’ve taken a look through some new details from JLR to find out what you can expect from the new electric Range Rover
It’s likely going to resemble the ‘standard’ Range Rover
While some manufacturers tend to rip up the rule book when it comes to the look of their electric vehicles, it’s likely that the new Range Rover will take a more conventional approach and closely resemble the ‘standard’ car.
However, there are going to be some EV-specific touches too. Early images have shown that the wheels incorporate ‘EV’ logos on the wheel centre caps, for instance.
It’s got a sliding charging door
The charging port is actually quite a key point of interaction between a driver and an electric car. Some manufacturers take a more conventional approach in this area, but Range Rover is mixing things up with a sliding door for the charging port.
We expect it to be button-operated, or activated via the key fob. This is quite handy as it means when it’s raining you don’t have to get your hands dirty when opening the charging port.
Prototypes are already being pushed to the extreme
JLR isn’t one to under-test its vehicles and that’s certainly the case with the new Range Rover. Prototypes are already on the road, according to the firm, in testing locations such as Sweden and Dubai.
JLR is ensuring that the electric Range Rover can deliver the same off-road capability as the standard car, which is why it is being pushed to the limit in the development stage.
It’s going to be built in Solihull
The standard Range Rover is built in Solihull and the same can be said for the new electric version. It’s going to be on the same line, ensuring that the two have the same standard of build quality and fit-and-finish.
It’s expected that the electric Range Rover will hit the market in 2025, though interested drivers are able to enter a waiting list already.
It’ll still have all of the ‘magical ingredients’ of a standard Range Rover
JLR will be keen to ensure that the electric Range Rover delivers in all the same areas as the standard car, which is why Thomas Muller, executive director of product engineering at JLR has said that the ‘magic ingredients’ will be present in the new EV.
He said: “The magic ingredients that underpin the success of Range Rover remain unchanged: timeless, reductionist design, a serene cabin and go-anywhere capability – but now offered with zero tailpipe emissions.”