The electric ‘Range_e’ diesel hybrid plug-in prototype is making its motor show debut. It is one of several working prototypes currently being developed at Land Rover’s design and engineering centre in the UK.
‘Range_e’ is based on a Range Rover Sport and features a 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. Matched with a plug-in parallel diesel hybrid system it offers a premium SUV that can run as a pure electric vehicle.
The ‘Range_e’ is the first capable 4WD model from Land Rover to achieve 89 g/km CO2. It has an EV range of 20 miles, a top speed of around 120 mph and a range of 690 miles.
The new Range Rover Evoque will also be on show , with both coupe and 5-door derivatives. On press day (1 March 2011), Land Rover will be announcing full European pricing and will be showing a range of options available.