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Land Rover to unleash electric power! Range Rover Velar EV set for 2025 launch. All you need to know

Land Rover, the luxury SUV manufacturer and subsidiary of Tata Motors, is developing an electric SUV based on the Range Rover Velar. Scheduled for release in 2025, the EV will be followed by electric versions of the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport.

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Tata Motors, the owner of Jaguar Land Rover, has made its foray into the electric car market through its subsidiary Jaguar, which introduced the I-Pace SUV a few years ago. Nevertheless, Land Rover, the sibling brand, has not yet ventured into this domain. 

Recent reports from Autocar UK indicate that the British luxury SUV manufacturer is currently developing an electric SUV derived from the Range Rover Velar. The vehicle is scheduled to be released in 2025.

According to the report, Tata Motors' Land Rover is set to introduce an elegant electric SUV in the form of the Range Rover Velar, positioning it as a direct competitor to the upcoming luxury electric vehicle, the Porsche Macan EV. 

The Range Rover Velar EV is expected to deliver significant enhancements in performance and offer excellent practicality. This model will mark Land Rover's entry into the mainstream electric car market, and it will be succeeded by electric versions of the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport, as stated in the report.

In 2018, Land Rover introduced the Range Rover Velar as a fresh SUV option, which has since received numerous enhancements and added features. Despite these updates, the fundamental design of the vehicle has remained the same. However, significant changes are expected for the electric version of the car. Land Rover plans to convert its Halewood factory in 2024 to produce Velar electric vehicles, marking a significant milestone in the company's shift towards electric mobility.

Moreover, the reports suggest that Land Rover is planning to produce the electric version of the Range Rover Velar on a state-of-the-art platform called EMA. This dedicated skateboard platform will also be used for the fully electric Jaguar F-Pace, replacing the current D7 platform shared with the Velar. 

Furthermore, the report suggests that the electric variants of the Evoque and Discovery Sport could potentially have a positive impact on Land Rover's sales, as the current internal combustion engine (ICE) models of these vehicles are not meeting sales expectations.

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Updated: 31 May 2023, 01:42 PM IST
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