Range Rover Just Unveiled Its New All-Electric SUV

The Range Rover Electric is growing larger on the horizon.

Land Rover has shared the first images of the battery-powered version of its beloved SUV. The photos show an EV that looks almost identical to its gas-powered counterpart, something we imagine will go over quite well with Range Rover lovers.

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The first series of Range Rover Electric photos show the vehicle undergoing cold weather testing on the frozen lakes of Sweden. The EV ripping through the snow and ice is an all-black prototype you wouldn’t know was battery-powered unless someone told you so. It’s hard to make out details but the general profile, lines, grille, and bumper all appear to be the same as those found on the current-generation Range Rover that debuted in 2022.

Charging the Range Rover Electric in the frigid conditions
Recharging the Range Rover Electric in the Artic Circle

That’s okay, though, because, for all its faults, Land Rover has shown it knows how to design a gorgeous-looking SUV, and of the current crop the Range Rover is the best. The finished EV will almost surely sport some key differences—we imagine the shape will be smoother and there will be more illuminated touches than usual—but it wouldn’t be a surprise if the charging port is the easiest way to tell the models apart.

Land Rover promises the EV will be the “quietest and most refined Range Rover ever created” but that’s as far as it’s gone into technical detail up until now. In the press release accompanying the photos, the company mentions that it is focused on delivering a “new in-house all-electric propulsion system” that can operate in all weather conditions, no matter how extreme. In addition to the prototypes being tested in the Artic Circles at temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit, another group is being tested in the deserts of the Middle East where temperature readings reach as high as 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Range Rover Electric undergoing testing on the frozen lakes of Sweden
The Range Rover Electric undergoing testing on the frozen lakes of Sweden

The company also touts a newly developed traction control system different from the ABS-based setup most of today’s SUVs come equipped with. The new system distributes wheel slip management to each individual electric motor, reducing torque reaction from 100 milliseconds to a single millisecond giving drivers even more control over icy and slippery conditions. That detail also confirms that the EV’s powertrain will include at least two electric motors.

A date has yet to be set, but the finished Range Rover Electric is expected to make its public debut later this year. Land Rover has yet to say how much the EV will cost, but we imagine it will cost (a fair bit) more than the gas-powered version’s $107,900 starting price. The waitlist for the SUV is open now.

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