Range Rover Evoque-E Gets 70 kWh Williams Advanced Engineering Battery Pack

OCT 28 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 20

Concept-e BEV

Concept_e BEV

Jaguar-Land Rover is currently working on several electrified concept vehicles.  Among those vehicles is the Range Rover Evoque-E, a pure electric SUV.

“Concept_e BEV is a bespoke research demonstrator based on Jaguar Land Rover’s aluminium vehicle architecture. The underbody has been modified to mount the 70 kWh HV lithium ion traction battery and electric axle drive (EAD) units. The front drive unit features a single speed transmission coupled with an 85 kW electric motor. The rear drive unit features a twin speed transmission coupled with a 145 kW electric motor.”

We now have some additional information on this electric concept SUV.

Williams Advanced Engineering, the sole supplier of the battery packs for the FIA Formula E Championship, is the maker of the 70 kWh pack for the Concept_e BEV, which is otherwise known as the Range Rover Evoque-e.

70 kWh Willams Battery Pack

70 kWh Willams Battery Pack

Green Car Congress adds:

“For this project, Williams’ scope of this project was to manage material logistics and build and test one pack for the Evoque_E vehicle. Williams Advanced Engineering has subsequently created detail processes for the future productionization of this technology, including detailed work instructions to ensure overall quality and consistency of a build and the ability for future products to be cell-agnostic.”

We do believe that the Range Rover Evoque-e will be headed for production, though this has not been confirmed at this point in time.

Source: Green Car Congress

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20 Comments on "Range Rover Evoque-E Gets 70 kWh Williams Advanced Engineering Battery Pack"

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A 2 gear box won’t work with the torque of an e-motor, unless you have another motor geared in between to fill in the gap for half a second. Exactly what they did here.

70 on suv(cuv)? 200 mile range?

Maybe on the Euro-cycle or Japanese-cycle. Not on an EPA test.

Why not? Seems enough to get a 200 mile EPA rating.

Japanese and Euro cycles would probably give it 250+ miles.

Nissans LEAF with 30kwh gets 107 miles/ 60 kWh would be around 214 miles if the weight and resistance didn’t change. Weight increase could use up the 10kwh difference so you could reasonably get 200+miles. 70 kWh makes sense.

Key phrase here is “long term, pure research project looking beyond 2020”

Call me in 5 years.

So, Jaguar decided to outsource the most important, most expenisive and technologically most challenging part of electric car! The car battery.

And GM “phoned in” their electronics / motor / batteries for the Bolt from LG.

*shrugs*

As long as the product does not suffer, I don’t see a problem with farming out tech that traditional automakers don’t have a full handle on yet.

Arguably in the case with the Focus EV, the MB B class and the Rav 4 outsourcing the EV components did suffer as they were not fully integrated (i.e. lack of DCFC) and fully supported despite their potential.

I would argue that the “compliance appliances” were learning experiments. And also, “CARB Credit Grabs”.

At this stage, BEVs need to be more sophisticated and mature than those early attempts, to stay relevant in the market.

Hopefully Ford makes an updated FFE or something that’s a respectable longer range BEV, even if it does use LG batteries.

No. No it’s not the most difficult and technologically challenging part of the EV. Packaging is the most difficult part.

You do realize all the car manufacturers outsource their batteries, right? Tesla from Panasonic (and soon LG), GM from LG, VW/Audi from LG and SSDI, BMW from SSDI, etc.

No single car manufacturer or battery supplier has a distinct advantage over the other, despite what a certain CEO might make you believe.

Typical Range Rover. It’ll probably be blocky as all hell and have the aerodynamics of a brick. Still, being electric, maybe they can beat their abysmal reliability score. Their ICE models are the least reliable cars in the UK.

It’s the Evoque. It a really nice, modern small SUV. I would buy a 70 kW equipped Evoque.

+1

The Evoque is sexy as hell and already looks futuristic. One of the first things I said when I saw it in person, “That would make a sweet looking EV!”

Will it Swap?

haven’t you seen FormulaE? You will have to swap car 🙂

Don’t they All outsource Batteries so far?

Oh Except Nissan…..

Finally! Always wanted an e-voque 🙂

Sounds interesting. This is a press announcement on concept cars and a powerpoint slide. What’s the battery manufacturing capability of Williams Advanced Engineering?