Land Rover Developing 20-Mile Range Rover Plug-In Hybrid

The Range Rover will use the new 3.0-litre V6 diesel motor and feature a 2kW parallel electric drive similar to Prius.

Published: 11-Dec-2009

Land Rover is engineering a Range Rover Sport hybrid that it claims will emit just 100g/km of CO2 and could offer an electric-only range of as much as 20 miles.

The vehicle will be driveable next year when a small fleet of up to five prototypes start shakedown tests ahead of a 2012 sales launch.

If it can be achieved, the low CO2 figure will be a significant breakthrough for the luxury brand, and it will move the Range Rover Sport’s carbon emissions onto an equal footing with those of smaller, lighter vehicles like the Citroën C1 and Ford Focus Econetic.


BYD F3DM is first production plug-in hybrid with 60 miles electric-first driving range.

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., a unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., invested in a 9.9 percent stake BYD, manufacturers of the F3DM.

Fisher Coachworks 40-foot GT-40 plug-in hybrid electric transit bus.

The company has developed a 40-foot transit bus with a nitrogen-strengthened stainless steel unibody and chassis and a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain.

Mercedes BlueZero E-Cell will utilitize fast-charging lithium batteries.

The BlueZero E-Cell has a fast charging lithium-ion battery capable of covering up to 120 miles between charges, while the E-Cell Plus incorporates a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine to create a hybrid with a range of up to 370 miles.


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