Land Rover Hybrid Technology

As part of their move towards becoming overall more sustainable, Land Rover has introduced plug-in hybrid (PHEV) engine options across the range. Currently there are PHEV engines available on the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Evoque, Discovery Sport, and Defender, meaning that everyone is able to enjoy this electrifying technology for their chosen model.

There’s no loss of function with a PHEV Land Rover model - it can still be submerged up to a maximum depth between 500mm and 900mm (depending on which model you’ve opted for) whilst ramp and departure angles remain uncompromised. You’ll still be able to tow with a PHEV Land Rover model too, so your leisure time won’t be disrupted either.

Your PHEV Land Rover model will have two driving modes: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle.

Land Rover also has a Save Function that you can utilise through the centre touch screen. You can manually choose how much of the battery charge you use and set a limit that it cannot drop below. On certain models this function will also allow for the battery to be recharged as you drive.

Hybrid is the default driving mode and will see the car automatically switch between the petrol engine and electric battery to make sure that it continues to meet the power and torque requirements for your journey.

Electric Vehicle mode is manually selected by you as you drive by consciously pressing a button on the console. This will then increase the time that it uses purely the electric power to drive the car. If you require more power the system will then pull the petrol engine back in to play to top the power up if it cannot reach it on electricity alone.