The Mk2 Range Rover Evoque arrived in late 2018, and as per the standard lifecycle of Land Rover models, the third-gen is still a few years away. However, JLR, as part of the ‘Reimagine’ global strategy, confirmed that it will be electric-ready. In other words, customers will be able to drive a Range Rover Evoque Electric in the foreseeable future.
JLR is developing a new platform called ‘Electrified Modular Architecture (EMA).’ The EMA is a native BEV or a pure electric biased platform that will also support advanced electrified internal combustion engines. At the 2021 Investor Day this week, it revealed that Evoque and Discovery Sport are among the cars it plans to build on it. It also disclosed that the first model based on this platform is scheduled to arrive in 2024.
2025 Range Rover Evoque part of the ‘Remagine’ global strategy
JLR plans to come out with six Land Rover BEVs between 2022 and 2026 and estimates 60% of its sales to come from BEVs by 2030. With the Range Rover Evoque one of its top three best-selling Land Rovers, offering it in a pure electric powertrain in the next generation was on the cards.
The EMA platform will feature a flat floor that maximizes cabin space and be available with in-house developed electric drive units that deliver a whopping 92% efficiency. They will be 800V capable and also the most torque dense in class. JLR estimates their energy efficiency to be 4-4.5 miles/kWh, which would be a great improvement over the Jaguar I-Pace’s energy efficiency ratings. For reference, the Jaguar I-Pace has an energy efficiency rating of 35.4-40.5 kWh/100 miles or 2.4-2.8 miles/kWh in both EV320 and EV400 variants, as per Europe’s WLTP.
The next-gen Range Rover Evoque could arrive in the first markets in the second half of 2025. Jaguar Land Rover hasn’t confirmed, but it wouldn’t surprise us if it turns out to be a BEV-only model. That decision could depend on the pace of electrification in the model’s key markets around the world. The Range Rover Evoque Electric would rival the BMW iX1, Volvo XC40 Recharge and the Mercedes EQB.
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