National Trust trials prototype battery electric Land Rover

National Trust trials prototype battery electric Land Rover


The National Trust has been given a prototype version of an all-electric, 4X4 Jaguar Land Rover, in its first ‘real life’ off-road trial.

Hafod y Llan on Snowdon is the single largest in land farm run by the the National Trust. The farm has been dedicated to reducing their CO2 emissions and working towards a more sustainable future (it has won several awards, including the Business Green Leaders Award this year).

However, one area that has always been an issue is their dependency on diesel guzzling 4X4’s to move stock, trailers, and reach off-road parts of the farm.

Although, the farm had been trialling EVs, it is not until now that they have found a viable electric alternative to the diesel 4X4.

Rolec Services recently sealed a deal with Jaguar and Land Rover to install charge points at their dealerships, suggesting that more electric 4X4’s could be on there way.

Dr Wolfgang Epple, Director of research and technology at Jaguar Land Rover, commented: “We will have to have a zero-emission car in the range in order to meet regulations. We need this by 2025, possibly even sooner for certain markets.”

The trial with the National Trust will not only test the resilience of the all-electric Land Rover, but help both parties understand the practicalities of operating an all-electric 4X4 in the ‘real world’.

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