When Will Fully Electric Land Rovers Be Available?

Over the last few years, Land Rover has updated its models to make them more environmentally-friendly, but when will it go that step further and release versions of its favourite vehicles that are fully electric?

According to Auto Express, it could be sooner than you think, with a fully electric Land Rover Defender expected by 2026.

The 90, 110 and 130 models could be available to order from 2024, Land Rover revealed, saying: “This is a significant step in our vision to dramatically reduce pollution and achieve a truly sustainable future.”

According to the publication, this could mean switching from the current D7 Premium Lightweight Architecture to the new MLA Flex platform, which is used on its Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models. 

However, the manufacturer has reassured customers its look will remain very similar to what people have come to expect, particularly the cabin design.

When it comes to the driving experience, engineers for Land Rover claim being fully electric will improve its performance on and off the road. 

Greater control of the electric power delivery through software management is possible, along with advanced torque vectoring,” Auto Express stated, adding that these will make off-roading better.

Additionally, the Land Rover Discovery could also be re-released as an electric vehicle soon, as the manufacturer intends to fully electrify its whole line-up by 2030. 

Current Defenders are available from £61,940, with 249 maximum total power output, 117 miles per hour top speed, and acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour in 7.6 seconds. 

Drivers who want to repair rather than replace their LR vehicles could consider Land Rover engine rebuilds. To find out more information, give us a call today.

 

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