New Range Rover Electric – an EV with V8 performance
First teasers of the upcoming Range Rover Electric have appeared – we cover everything we know so far
- Performance of a V8 Range Rover
- Unique styling cues
- Waiting list now open
Land Rover has revealed the first official teaser images of the new Range Rover Electric – a battery-powered luxury SUV that will join the lineup in the near future. Whilst the teaser images only show small details, Land Rover has said that the electric model will still deliver on the performance, comfort and off-road capability expected of a Range Rover.
What do the teaser pictures tell us about the Range Rover Electric?
We’re yet to see the Range Rover Electric in full, but the five photos provide some hints as to the differences in exterior styling between the regular Range Rover and the electric model.
There’s a close-up view of the new grille, which appears to be flatter and smoother than that of the regular Range Rover, most likely to aid aerodynamic efficiency. The rectangular cut-outs in the grille are accented by copper-coloured trim around their edges, the same colour appearing elsewhere on the car. The horizontal bumper trim between the tail-lights receives this same finish, as does the faux-vent detail on the front doors.
In another image, we see a close-up of the new charging port, which appears to be different to the one on the plug-in hybrid Range Rover – it now uses an automated, sliding port cover. The final detail is the alloy wheels, featuring a unique ‘EV’ logo on the centre caps.
What else do we know about the Range Rover Electric?
Land Rover claims that the new Range Rover Electric’s “go-anywhere capability will ensure towing, wading and all-terrain technology surpass any other luxury electric SUV”. Similar to its petrol and diesel powered counterparts, the Range Rover Electric should feel just as at home off-road as it does on-road, and will be able to wade through up to 850mm of water.
Those who don’t plan on taking their luxury-SUV off the tarmac will be pleased to know that Land Rover claims the new electric model will be both the quietest and most refined Range Rover ever. It will utilise an active road noise-cancellation system to improve cabin comfort – a clever technology that removes unwanted road noise by using the car’s speakers, in a similar fashion to noise-cancelling headphones.
Despite using an entirely new electric powertrain, the Range Rover Electric will sit on the same platform as the petrol, diesel and hybrid models, now adapted to fit a large battery and electric motors. Specific performance details are yet to be released, but Land Rover claims that the electric model will “deliver performance comparable to a flagship Range Rover V8”. As the current top-spec V8-powered Range Rover SV makes a healthy 607bhp, we expect the Range Rover Electric to at least match this power output.
The only other technical detail revealed is the 800V electric architecture, which should allow the Range Rover Electric to use the UK’s ever-expanding rapid-charger network. Assuming drivers can find a 350kW ultra-rapid charger, it may be possible to top-up the Range Rover Electric from 10 to 80% in under half an hour.
When can I order one?
Land Rover has opened the waiting list for the new Range Rover Electric, so if you’re interested in ordering one, you’re now able to put your name down. As the electric SUV is still undergoing rigorous testing across the globe, we don’t expect to see any in dealerships until well into 2024.
If you’re considering making the jump to electric, be sure to read our list of the best electric SUVs available now…
Hot car deal: sporty Skoda Octavia vRS Estate for £278 a month
All-new KGM Torres is a £35k SUV from reborn SsangYong
Hot car deal: racy Cupra Ateca SUV for just £234 a month