Classic automobile brand Land Rover have joined the new, low-emissions arm of the motoring industry in the UK by announcing that they will showcase three of it Range_e concept models.
The Range_e is based on the Range Rover Sport and uses the current 245PS 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel engine. Using a parallel hybrid system, with a 14.2kW/h lithium-ion battery that can be recharged from an external 240V power source, the Range_e can be driven on electric power alone for more than 20 miles, with zero harmful tailpipe emissions.
The scheduled launch of its diesel-electric hybrid is set for 2013. The Range_e is one of a number of Land Rover projects supported by the UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board.