Introducing the Land Rover Hybrid range
Land Rover are recognised for creating some of the world's most capable and luxurious SUVs. With a focus on delivering innovative technologies to help drive down emissions and improve fuel economy, the brand has developed various plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) as well as mild hybrid electric vehicles (MHEV).
Uncompromised capability, low emissions, exceptional fuel economy, enhanced refinement and comfort; Land Rover's range of plug-in hybrid vehicles are appealing options for the environmentally conscious drivers and are perfect for urban driving thanks to their pure electric driving mode.
Read on to find out the difference between their PHEV and MHEV models as well as the opportunity to explore Land Rover's plug-in hybrid range.
What are the different types of hybrid and electric vehicles?
Land Rover mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV)
The new Range Rover Evoque was the first Land Rover to receive their latest MHEV system, that harvests and stores energy normally lost during deceleration and intelligently redeploys it to maximise efficiency.
Ultimately MHEVs reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Incorporated within the mild hybrid technology, an enhanced Stop/Start system enables the engine to shutdown while the vehicle decelerates. Unlike with plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles, MHEV's do not require plug-in charging.
Land Rover plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)
There is a PHEV option for the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Evoque, Discovery Sport and Defender. The PHEVs can perform most short commutes in full electric vehicle (EV) mode.
Being Land Rover's most efficient vehicles yet, you may think their performance is less superior to a traditionally powered SUV. However, you would be wrong. The Range Rover Sport Plug-In Hybrid can race from 0 to 60mph in an impressive 5.9 seconds, whilst the Range Rover Velar Plug-In Hybrid's remarkable time of 5.1 seconds is a time that is competitive with sports cars. Capability and performance haven't been compromised in the PHEVs as all vehicles are still fully capable of tackling off-roading, wading. rock crawl and snow.
Depending on your local power supply, the vehicles can be fully charged in around seven and a half hours using a home charging cable. Some of the models can even be charged from 0 to 80 percent in as little as 30 minutes using a 32kW DC public charge station. Charge times do, however, vary by vehicle.
Explore the Range
Find your perfect new electrified Land Rover
Reduced emissions and improved fuel economy are enough to grab anybody's attention. Then add the well-recognised brand name, Land Rover, to the mix and you have a highly desirable vehicle.
Now you are aware of the endless benefits of an electrified Land Rover you may wish to experience the uncompromised capability and luxuriousness of a Land Rover plug-in hybrid for yourself
To arrange a test drive please contact your local Stratstone Land Rover dealership.