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The Future of the Land Rover Brand

The release of the latest Land Rover plug-in hybrid powertrain is already reshaping the world of luxury off-road SUVs—and Land Rover’s EV plans are only beginning to take shape. The new Range Rover and the new Range Rover Sport, both completely redesigned for model-year 2023, are the first to offer this new PHEV configuration. In model-year 2024, the very first all-electric Range Rover will ride into Stamford and Darien, CT.

To help our neighbors get ready for the future of the Land Rover brand, Land Rover Darien will be providing information on a wide variety of EV-related topics. In addition to covering this car manufacturer’s EV plans, we’ll be showing locals how to compare hybrids and EVs, how to prepare for EV ownership, and how to make the most of their electric powertrains when traveling far from the beaten path.

So, what should you expect from the future of Land Rover? Here’s what every interested driver should know:

  • The 2024 Range Rover will be the first Range Rover to offer a 100%-electric powertrain, but it won’t be long before other models follow. By 2030, every Land Rover SUV will be offered as an EV.
  • Land Rover intends to become a zero-carbon business by 2039. In order to meet this goal, they will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 46% during the period between now and 2030!

If you’re considering an upgrade in the near future, don’t wait to get in touch with our team. While you’re here, take a moment to explore the benefits of electric vehicles and find out why we’re all so excited for Land Rover’s EV plans.



The Benefits of Electric Vehicles

The benefits of electric cars are manifold. Stamford-area drivers who choose an EV will spend less on fuel and maintenance while reducing their carbon footprints, and that means that driving an EV is anything but a compromise. Land Rover SUVs have always combined advanced performance technology with leading luxury features, and as the brand prepares to transition into the all-electric future, we know that drivers like you are ready for a closer look at what’s coming next!

Learn More: What to Do Before Buying an EV

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Benefits of Electric Vehicles: Cost & Convenience

We’ll have more to say on the environmental benefits of electric cars below—but your decision to drive an EV doesn’t have to be completely altruistic. According to the Yale Climate Connection, drivers who choose an EV may spend up to 40% less on recurring ownership costs as the years go by, compared to those who stick with gas. Here’s why:


  • The difference between gas prices and electricity prices varies from place to place—but electricity is generally significantly cheaper, especially if you charge during off-peak hours. Additionally, the price of electricity is much more stable than the price of gas, so it’s easier to budget and plan effectively.
  • Electric vehicles do not require oil changes—and overall, EV powertrains require much less maintenance than gasoline-powered engines. You’ll still need to take care of coolant changes, tire rotations, and a few other service items, but you can expect to spend less on powertrain service and repair.


Electric cars are not just more affordable to own. They also provide performance benefits that you can enjoy on every drive through Stamford or Norwalk:


  • Unlike gas engines, electric motors provide instantaneous torque. That’s why EVs are now delivering some of the most impressive 0–60 times that the world has seen.
  • Even when the motor is running at full capacity, EVs are nearly silent. Some might miss the roar of a gas engine, but most will find that their drives become much more serene.


The Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport are now available in plug-in hybrid configurations, and all-electric versions of these classic SUVs will arrive at our dealership in the not-so-distant future. Get in touch with our team if you’d like to build and order an electrified Land Rover of your own.

The Environmental Benefits of Electric Cars: A Closer Look

More and more people are trying to find out how they can do their part to help preserve the environment—and choosing an electric vehicle can absolutely reduce your carbon footprint. Here’s what you should know:


  • Change starts at home, and since EVs produce no tailpipe emissions whatsoever, your community’s air quality will improve with every driver who makes the switch from gas to electric.
  • Most drivers will charge their electric vehicles on their community’s power grid—using whatever energy sources are already in use today. In communities where power is derived from renewable sources like sun and wind, charging up does not contribute to environmental damage at all.
  • More than one-third of the lifetime carbon emissions produced by an EV actually take place before the vehicle arrives on the lot—during the manufacturing process. As manufacturing techniques and battery recycling technologies improve, this negative impact will rapidly decline.

Learn More About Electric Cars with Our Team!

Whether you’d like to learn more about electric cars or you’re ready to take home a plug-in hybrid Range Rover today, we can help you take the next steps with confidence. Take a look at our new vehicle specials and contact us when you’re ready to get behind the wheel in Darien, CT.


Still exploring your options? While you’re here, continue your research with our in-depth guides to Land Rover features and technologies.


What to Do Before Buying an EV

Now that you’ve seen the benefits of electric vehicles, we could hardly blame you if you were interested in bringing home an EV of your own! Here’s what you’d need to do to get started:


  1. If you want to charge your electric vehicle at home, you’ll need to work with an electrician to assess your power grid and make sure that your home can support the additional strain. From there, you can purchase one of many available Level 2 home charging stations and make space in your garage.
  2. It’s also a good idea to get familiar with the public charging stations that you can find near Norwalk and Wilton. More and more charging stations will appear as time goes by, but there’s already a significant amount of EV infrastructure in our area.
  3. Before you apply for financing, be sure to explore the full range of available tax incentives offered by the Federal Government and the state of Connecticut. EVs are eligible for federal tax credits of up to $7,500, and even PHEVs are eligible for incentives worth several thousand dollars.

How to Prep Your Home for an EV

If you’ve decided to make the switch to an all-electric vehicle, you’ll be treated to lower fueling costs and lower maintenance requirements — not to mention a smaller carbon footprint. But, what if you’re not sure how to prepare your home for an electric vehicle? The team at Land Rover Darien is here to walk you through the steps of choosing and installing your electric vehicle charging station, so you can keep your battery topped off without leaving the house. Learn all about electric vehicle home chargers and compare hybrids vs. plug-in hybrids before visiting us in Darien for all your EV needs!

Choose Your Electric Vehicle Home Charger

What type of electric vehicle charging station are you interested in purchasing? There are two primary types on the market:

  • Level 1 EV charging is the slowest option, delivering around 4 miles of range every hour. It will take over a day to charge your car fully, but it uses the standard residential 120V outlet.
  • Level 2 EV charging is much faster and much more common among Stamford-area EV drivers who install an electric vehicle charging station at home. You can expect around 12-30 miles of range every hour, and it will take anywhere from 6 to 12 hours to fully charge your EV, depending on the size of the battery.

Prepare Your Garage

Now is a great time for a little spring cleaning! Cleaning out the clutter and organizing your space will make it much easier for you to access your electric vehicle home charger. Plus, it helps your electrician complete the installation process much more quickly. 

Assess Your Power Consumption

Next, you’ll need to do a self-assessment of your electricity usage. Your power panel distributes the electricity throughout your home, and you want to make sure that you don’t overload it when your electric vehicle is charging batteries. Most homes have a 100 Amp power panel, but take a look at your circuit breaker to make sure. 

Hire an Electrician

Find an electrician that you trust to install your electric vehicle charging station. Don’t hesitate to ask plenty of questions about the process, and be sure to bring up your self-assessment of your household’s electricity use. You might be able to get a dedicated 240-volt plug or a hardwired circuit back to the power panel for a few hundred dollars, but if you have to upgrade your power panel, that could be much more expensive. An upgrade can be anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 in the Norwalk and Wilton area.

Schedule Your Installation

Now you have all the information you need, so pick out the electric vehicle home charger of your choice and schedule the installation with your electrician. After the setup is complete, you can charge your EV from your very own garage at your convenience! 

Get More EV Tips with Land Rover Darien

Whether you want to try out a new Land Rover or find out the difference between hybrids and plug-ins, the team at Land Rover Darien is here for all of your automotive needs in the Darien area. Contact us with your questions at any time, or stop by for a chat!

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