LONDON -- Land Rover's first full-electric vehicle is expected to be a battery-powered version of the new Range Rover.
It will be followed by five full-electric Land Rover and Range Rover variants.
Jaguar Land Rover CEO Thierry Bollore outlined how the UK automaker will electrify its models during an online presentation of his business strategy for the company on Feb. 15.
He said Jaguar will sell only full-electric cars starting in 2025, dropping gasoline and diesel engine models in a big shift for the brand, which currently has one full- electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-Pace SUV.
Unlike Jaguar, Land Rover will not entirely switch to becoming an electric-only brand in the near or midterm. It will phase out diesels and sell pure EVs and plug-in hybrid models with gasoline engines.
Land Rover's first full-electric model will go on sale in 2024, Bollore said, without saying which vehicle it would be. UK motoring press reports said it would be the Range Rover. JLR declined to confirm the reports to Automotive News Europe.
Bollore confirmed that there will be a Range Rover EV while answering questions during the strategy presentation without giving a launch date. "We have many projects. I can tell you our activities are extremely intense," he said.
JLR will sell "almost zero" internal combustion engine cars by 2036 as it moves to become a zero-carbon company by 2039, Bollore said.