Super-low CO2 Land Rover 'Range_e' at Geneva

Wednesday, 16 February 2011 10:27 AM

Land Rover Range_e

The new Land Rover Range_e diesel hybrid plug-in is said to make just 89g/km CO2. City-dwelling 4x4 fans will be pleased!

Land Rover will be showing their new, low CO2 diesel hybrid plug-in at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show; a development vehicle named the ‘Range_e’, said to be capable of 89g/km. That’s got to be super-low CO2 for anything as big as a Range Rover.

The Range_e is based on a Range Rover Sport and features a 3-litre TDV6 diesel with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. Matched with a plug-in parallel diesel hybrid system it’s touted as a premium SUV that can run as a pure electric vehicle.

This is the first capable 4WD model from Land Rover to achieve 89g of CO2. It has an EV range of 20 miles and a top speed of around 120mph. The Geneva show car is one of several working prototypes currently being developed at Land Rover's design and engineering centre in the UK. 

Now you can have your big SUV cake, and eat it? Development time will tell…

By Daniel Anslow

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