Three Land Rover Range_e concept models will be showcased at the RAC Future Car Challenge on Saturday 5th November 2011.
The Land Rover Range_e is fitted with an advanced plug-in hybrid diesel-electric powertrain. expected to be made into future Land Rover production models, following the launch of the diesel electric hybrid in 2013.
The Land Rover Range_e is supported by the Government's Technology Strategy Board with five prototype models currently undergoing a test programme with Land Rover's fellow members of the CABLED - Coventry and Birmingham Low Emissions Demonstrators - consortium.
Based on the Range Rover Sport, the Range_e is powered by the 245PS 3 litre TDV6 diesel engine mated to an eight speed ZF automatic transmission and a 69kW electric motor. The parallel system, with a 14.2kW/h lithium-ion battery capable of being recharged from an external 240v power source, can cover more than 20 miles purely on electric power with zero tailpipe emissions. Overall CO2 emissions are 89g/km.
Ben Cussons, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club Motoring Committee and the FCC Technical Panel, said: "We very much welcome the involvement of Land Rover by entering three of its prototype Range_e vehicles. The RAC Future Car Challenge is, by definition, an event to bring future vehicle technology to the attention of the car buying public. This will enable them to make better informed choices when considering the environmental impact of future vehicle purchases."
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