Land Rover is still waiting for its electric vehicle. Jaguar, a sister company, introduced the I-Pace SUV several years ago. Land Rover is planning to produce many EVs, but Jaguar has already introduced its first electric vehicle. Land Rover will also produce EV versions for the Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Discovery Sport, and Land Rover Discovery Sport.
2025 Range Rover Velar Review
Velar is a new SUV that was introduced for the 2018 model. It has been updated and added features but has remained mostly unchanged. Land Rover plans to convert its Halewood factory in Merseyside into the production facility for the electric Velar next year. Land Rover will be taking a big step forward with this.
The EV version of the Evoque, Discovery Sport, and Velar have been in the works for some time. However, there was no official announcement about the Velar’s fate until just recently. The sales have been disappointing and the shortage of chips hasn’t helped. Land Rover needs to change. The new, fully-electric Velar will be built on a dedicated skateboard platform named EMA. Jaguar F-Pace will become a fully-electric SUV based on the EMA platform. The Jaguar F-Pace shares the D7 Architecture with the Velar.
The new platform has a floor-mounted battery and an 800-volt architecture to allow for a super-quick charge. Land Rover must be able to compete with EVs from Audi and Porsche that can charge at 350kW. Land Rover also works to increase the torque density of its EMA platform while increasing efficiency. The company claims that the target for efficiency is 4 to 4.5 miles/kWh, while also being “most torque-dense” in its class.
The electric Velar is designed to be a champion off-roader. JLR has already shown off some of these capabilities in the I-Pace. But we can only imagine that it will be an industry leader when it comes down to its rugged design and strong performance.
According to Hennessy Land Rover Gwinnett (landrovergwinnett.com), a Land Rover dealership in Duluth (Georgia), USA, the Range Rover Electric is expected in 4-7 seat versions. The Land Rover pure-electric Range Rover is expected to feature the largest screen available. Leather-free interiors will be optional, making them more attractive to eco-conscious customers that are against animal cruelty. Wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto will come as standard. This helps customers avoid additional wires, while also saving the environment.
JLR used the Pivi Pro touchscreen system in the combustion model. It has a 13.3-inch curved floating screen, the largest touchscreen ever seen on a Land Rover. In a Land Rover first, the new central display provides haptic feedback when pressing and touching the screen. This makes its use less distracting. The pure-electric model will be the same.
A 13.7-inch, semi-floating digital instrument cluster also works in conjunction with the Pivi Pro. The new climate control is more conventional. The new electronic gear selector has a compact and short design that fits in with the new minimalistic theme. The adjustable 11.4-inch HD touch screens can be used by rear-seat passengers to entertain themselves. Land Rover is unlikely to change any of these features for the EV version.
A touchscreen of 8 inches located in the center armrest at the rear allows the driver to adjust the seat position as well as other settings. Customers can now specify a Range Rover with seven seats, so large families don’t have to settle for a Range Rover Sport.
2025 Range Rover Velar Release Date Price
JLR plans to launch the order book for its electric SUV in 2023. The Range Rover Electric will likely debut at that time. The company intends to start manufacturing in 2024 and deliver to customers in early 2025.
The Range Rover Electric is expected to arrive on global markets in phases. The first countries to get the Range Rover Electric are those with a high demand for EVs. This could be due to government policies or simply a love of electric cars. Priority will likely be given to the UK, Ireland and Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands, then the United States, and finally China. In the U.S., the P440e plug-in hybrid variant of Range Rover’s all-new P440e costs USD 110.500. Prices for the pure-electric version could start around USD 130,000.