24 April 2024

  • The first Range Rover Electric prototype vehicles are now being subjected to global testing, as they complete cold temperature calibration assessment in the Arctic Circle
  • First images released of the initial all-black prototypes: its modernist design language stays true to the Range Rover bloodline while an uncamouflaged exterior underlines the build quality of the initial prototypes
  • Release of first Range Rover Electric vehicles on-road follows year-long component and virtual development process which is on track to deliver the quietest and most refined Range Rover ever created

Mahwah, NJ: Range Rover Electric will lead the way in electric propulsion capability, refinement, and luxury travel, with the first vehicle prototypes now deployed at some of the world’s most challenging test locations. The all-electric drivetrain is now being tested at extreme temperatures, from -40°F (-40°C) in the Arctic Circle to +122°F (+50°C) in the searing deserts of the Middle East.


The first tests have focused on the capability of the battery and Electric Drive Unit (EDU) - effectively the vehicle’s core components, including the transmission, electric motor, and power electronics - in extreme sub-zero temperatures as low as –40°F (-40°C). Both the battery and EDU are assembled in house by JLR in a first for the brand. 


Testing on the frozen lakes of Sweden has demonstrated the Range Rover brand’s new-in-house all-electric propulsion system, which will allow Range Rover to exceed its already renowned performance on low-grip surfaces, designed to ensure the capability of the Range Rover vehicle remains virtually unparalleled


In a first for Range Rover, a new traction control system* delivers exceptional levels of performance on icy or low-grip surfaces. Rather than a traditional traction control setup based solely in the ABS unit, Range Rover Electric distributes the wheel slip management task directly to each individual electric drive control unit, reducing the torque reaction time at each wheel from around 100 milliseconds, to as little as 1 millisecond.


Innovative software, developed in-house by JLR, helps enable precise EDU speed control for accurate management of wheel slip, reducing the need for ABS intervention. Traction is maximized on various  surfaces with exceptional response and composed refinement, significantly enhancing the Range Rover drive experience. This system works in harmony with the stability control and chassis systems to provide an even more refined drive overall.

Range Rover with electric power – means customary Range Rover luxury, refinement and capability plus near-silent fully electric propulsion; with effortlessly smooth and relaxed journeys.

To ensure we leave no stone uncovered, we are well underway with our physical testing and development program, all designed at pushing Range Rover Electric to the extremes to help ensure its capability remains unparalleled when it reaches you.

Thomas Mueller
Executive Director, Product Engineering

*These systems are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention, and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions. The driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult your owner’s manual or your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for more details.

Further information

Joe Stauble

PR & Communications Manager - Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC


Jeff Ehoodin

Senior PR Specialist - Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC


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Notes to Editors

About the Range Rover Brand

Every Range Rover vehicle leads by example with modernist design, connected, refined interiors and electrified performance driving unrivalled luxury. Inspired by exemplary design since 1970.

The brand encompasses Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque and is underpinned by Land Rover – a mark of trust built on 75 years of expertise in technology, vehicle architecture and world-leading off-road capability.

Range Rover is one of the world’s leading British luxury brands, sold in 121 countries. It belongs to the JLR house of brands together with Defender, Discovery and Jaguar.

Important notice
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