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Wait, are you also wondering why a Range Rover is going sideways in snow? That’s because Land Rover has been testing the upcoming Range Rover Electric vigorously. The car maker says it has successfully concluded cold-weather testing in the Arctic Circle, and is set to take up the hot weather conditions of the deserts of Middle East as its next challenge.

The Range Rover Electric is expected to debut later this year

The first tests have focused on the capability of the battery, the electric motor, transmission, and other electronically-controlled systems. The battery and the motors are being developed in-house by Land Rover. The car maker is also testing a new traction control system that aims to deliver better performance in ice and other low-traction surfaces.

An 800V architecture will power the Range Rover Electric

Land Rover says this system distributes the wheel slip management task directly to each individual electric drive control unit, thereby reducing torque reaction times at each wheel from 100 milliseconds to a claimed 1 millisecond.

The Range Rover Electric seems identical to its combustion-engined sibling

On first impressions, the Range Rover Electric seems nearly identical to its combustion-engined sibling, but we reckon things will change on that front the closer it gets to its global reveal date, which is likely to be later this year. We can expect an India-launch to take place soon afterwards. The Range Rover Electric will be powered by an 800V architecture to facilitate fast charging, and Land Rover says that the performance will be comparable to the current-gen flagship V8 Range Rover.