Land Rover is passionately committed to our vision of dramatically reducing pollution and achieving a truly sustainable future. From 2024 customers will be able to choose from the first of six all-electric Land Rovers. As part of this commitment, we have taken another step towards a new era of electrification and connectivity by opening a facility that tests the next generation of vehicles for electrical and radio interference.

The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) laboratory at Gaydon in the UK, will ensure future vehicles meet current and future legislation and quality standards for both connectivity and electronics. The New Range Rover Sport, which launched in May, was the first vehicle to undergo a bespoke testing programme at the in-house facility.

EMC is the ability for electrical equipment and systems to function properly in their electromagnetic environment. It works by reducing the risk of unwanted effects like electromagnetic interference.

The new laboratory features two chambers, one with an electrically quiet rolling road that allows engineers to test vehicles at speed, and another to assess the performance of individual components like batteries or electric motors. Features and services we have come to expect in modern cars, like Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring, are just some of the elements the facility will test for EMC.

With the number of electric powertrains and the range of digital and cloud-based services in vehicles set to increase, testing for EMC is crucial to deliver the highest quality experience for our customers while also meeting legal requirements. It also means we can offer our customers the most advanced in-vehicle connectivity as we accelerate towards a future of full electrification.