16,000 queuing for JLR’s first all electric Range Rover

They only caught a glimpse of minor details of JLR’s first all-electric Range Rover in December 2023, but already 16,000 people have joined the waiting list the company opened simultaneously. It only gives an indication of people interested without any commitment yet, but JLR boss Adrian Mardell told British media he was “excited about the strong client interest.”

JLR has yet to unveil the new Range Rover EV, which is due in 2024. Although extreme condition tests are ongoing in Sweden and Dubai, among others, they weren’t spotted yet on public roads, not even in camouflaged disguise. But it’s expected that the full-electric model, based on the ICE V-8 model, will only differ in details regarding exterior design.

Similar performance as ICE sibling

As JLR says, it will have performance and all-terrain capabilities similar to the V-8-powered Range Rover; you can expect around 530 hp (395 kW). It will be built in Solihull alongside the existing mild- and plug-in hybrid versions as a new £70 million (€81,4 million) underbody facility opens at the plant.

Batteries and electric drive units (EDUs) will be assembled at JLR’s new Electric Propulsion Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. The car will also have an 800 V architecture to charge rapidly on public networks.

New Tata battery gigafactory

According to British specialized media, JLR will initially use batteries from a third-party supplier before switching to packs produced in a new Somerset gigafactory parent company Tata is planning. That will be Tata’s first battery cell factory outside India in the UK.

The electric Range Rover will have a unique active road noise cancellation configuration and sound design, plus cabin comfort levels enabled by its electric underpinnings “for serene modern luxury.”

 

 

 

 

 

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