Land Rover confirmed today that the company’s first hybrid model will arrive in 2013. The new Range_e shown in the picture above is a showcase for the company’s diesel-electric hybrid technology in the current Range Rover Sport body. Land Rover will start testing later this year with a small fleet of five hybrid prototypes, followed by a production version scheduled for 2013.
The first SUVs to go hybrid in the Land Rover group will be the Range Rover Sport and the full-size Range Rover – the Land Rover Discovery will follow shortly.
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Engineers at the company are working on both gasoline and diesel hybrids for different market regions around the world, but the automaker says it is also working on a special project for 2015 – a plug-in hybrid Range Rover.
According to Peter Richings, the plug-in hybrid Range Rover will allow you to drive “at least 20 miles on full electric power around town, emissions of less than 100g/km and speeds of up to 70mph in EV mode.”
– By: Omar Rana