Range Rover Velar Goes Electric! Get Ready for the EV Transformation in 2025!
The new model promises to deliver vastly improved endurance, performance and practicality. This is just the beginning as Land Rover plans to launch several new electric SUV models, all manufactured at its revamped production facility in Halewood, Merseyside.
Next year, Land Rover will begin the process of transforming their factory into an electric vehicle production facility. The electric Velar is expected to enter production before 2025 and will be built on a new dedicated skateboard platform named EMA. The Jaguar F-Pace will also become a fully electric SUV using the same EMA platform. This new platform features floor-mounted batteries and 800-volt architecture for rapid charging. To compete with Audi and Porsche's EVs, which can charge at 350 kW, Land Rover will need to meet similar charging capabilities.
The automaker is currently focusing on enhancing the efficiency of its EMA platform while simultaneously increasing torque density. The company has set a target of achieving approximately 4 to 4.5 miles per kWh, aiming to make it the "most torque dense" in its class.