-By Rick Nelson

After nearly 20 years at our Sahara Avenue location, we have outgrown our facility. When we started out we were only a Land Rover store and at that time we had less than 20 employees. Today, with the addition of Jaguar two years ago, we have over 70 employees and are still growing.

Not only is this a brand-new state-of-the-art facility, but it will be staffed with a dedicated professional team ready to help you obtain a vehicle that fits your lifestyle and service it as well. Inside the 47,000 square foot structure will be something we have never had: Electric plug-in (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, also referred to as a PHEV vehicle.

The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs each have a 2.0-liter, 296 horsepower 4-cylinder engine and a 13kW motor sporting 114 horsepower for a combined powertrain of 398 horsepower. Because the electric motor can be utilized separately from the petrol engine, one can conceivably commute to work and back with just electricity because it alone has a 31-mile range.

On the Jaguar side there is the I-Pace. It is a plug-in only set up. With a dual-motor set up and 90kWh battery, it has a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds and a range of 270 miles. Charge times can vary depending on type of charging system used, but it can be as fast as a 0-80 percent charge in 40 minutes at a 100kW DC fast charging station.

Land Rover and Jaguar are excited for our new future home and our new focus on the electric powered auto market.