Alongside the reveal of the new 2022 Range Rovers, Land Rover announced an all-electric Range Rover for its lineup in 2024, marking the brand’s first-ever Range BEV.
Check out the promotional video below for an overview of all the features in the automaker’s latest engineering feat.
Unfortunately, we don’t know much about the 2024 Range BEV yet. However, it will need a battery pack of at least 100 kWh and a range of at least 300 miles (480 km) to be competitive.
Interestingly, according to a report from Autocar, Land Rover’s program director Nick Miller said that the MLA platform, which underpins the new Range Rover, can support a fuel-cell electric powertrain. So, a hydrogen-electric Range Rover using a fuel-cell is also possible.
According to Miller, Land Rover sees hydrogen as “complementary” to batteries in its goal to reach zero emissions by 2036.
Range PHEV’s in the meantime
Until the 2024 Range BEV, two new Range Rovers will be released next year as a plug-in hybrid – the P440e and the P510e. Both PHEVs have the same 3-litre six-cylinder engine and 105 kW (140 horsepower) electric motor. In addition, they share a 38.2 kWh battery pack, which in all-electric mode gives the vehicle enough juice for a driving range of up to 62 miles (100 km) per charge.
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Land Rover says that customers can complete up to 75% of travel using electric power on a full charge. Both versions can be fast-charged at up t0 50 kW, replenishing the battery in under an hour. Its onboard charger can muster up to 7.2 kW AC, needing five hours to charge the battery fully.
The 2022 models will include new electrical vehicle architecture, called internally EVA 2.0. This system will allow Land Rover to communicate wirelessly with more than 70 electronic modules. How does that help? Well, adding new features such as apps or improvements to the vehicle’s infotainment system will be seamless with a software update.