Jaguar Land Rover has announced it has opened a waitlist for its highly anticipated Range Rover Electric. Putting your name on the waitlist will get you the chance to be among the first to place a pre-order next year, ahead of the premium electric SUV’s debut set for late 2024.
The design philosophy of the Range Rover Electric maintains continuity with its combustion-engine counterparts. Rather than a radical departure, the electric model will incorporate “subtle cues hinting at its all-electric drive.”
The Range Rover Electric will feature “active road noise cancellation,” designed to deliver a quiet cabin environment. The technological advancements extend beyond the vehicle itself, as JLR plans to source batteries from Tata unit Agratas for its electric models. These batteries, more energy-dense than previous iterations, will be assembled at JLR’s Electric Propulsion Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, England.
The performance of the Range Rover Electric is aiming to match the capabilities of the V8-powered model. The vehicle is expected to leverage an 800-volt electrical architecture, similar to the Porsche Taycan, enabling access to ultra-rapid charge points and achieving a 10-80% charge in under 30 minutes.
Following a year of virtual testing, physical prototypes are now undergoing global on-road testing in diverse climates to test the EV in various conditions.
Despite the industry’s competitive landscape, JLR CEO Adrian Mardell confidently addressed concerns about the company’s EV timeline during Tata Motors’ earnings call, stating, “We are good with the timeline. People told us we were too late, but we never actually believed that.”