An electric Range Rover Evoque will not reach the range before 2025, as the brand focuses its efforts on hybrid technology in the medium term.
The head of Jaguar Land Rover UK, Rawdon Glover, said that although “there will be a market for a small and medium sized electric SUV”, it will not arrive before the next generation of his entry-level Range Rover.
Evoques second generation was launched earlier this year, seven years after the compact SUV was born, and thanks to a new platform, it now adapts to mild hybrids as well as a plug-in hybrid.
However, Autocar understands that the platform cannot accommodate a fully electric transmission, so it would be necessary to implement a new architecture for a third generation model that would house such a configuration.
The PHEV, planned for 12 months from now, will be powered by a 1.5 litre petrol engine and three 197 bhp cylinders and a 107 bhp electric motor.