car news desk, Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that its next-generation Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Velar and Land Rover Discovery Sport SUVs will come with electric motors only. In addition, the company also announced that the Velar will be the first SUV to be produced at the company’s Halewood Merseyside plant in the United Kingdom in late 2024.
EMA platform to be used
The next-generation all-electric Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Velar and Land Rover Discovery Sport will be built on an all-new platform called Electric Modular Architecture. Which the company had earlier prepared for its hybrid cars. Jaguar Land Rover’s new CEO, Adrian Murdell, told investors in July last year that the new EMA platform was being used through an engineering approval process. Mardell said this in response to a question on where the global market was suddenly turning to electricity.
The Range Rover could be the company’s first EV SUV
According to a JLR statement, the model that will roll out of the Halwood factory will be a Range Rover. According to a media report, the company’s first electric model will be the Velar and not the Evoque, which may hit the market by the end of 2024. Another electric model could be the smaller electric Defender, as well as any SUV in the Discovery lineup. , New batteries manufactured by the Tata Gigafactory in Europe will be used for the new model.
The Hailwood blueprint will be updated for the EV itself
JLR last year began converting its Halewood factory to upgrade to electric vehicles, according to a media report last year. According to sources, this work will be completed by 2024 and the production of cars based on the EMA platform will also start this year.