Land Rover has revealed its first production plug-in electric hybrid car - the Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). It arrives with a pocket full of impressive numbers; a claimed 101mpg, 0-60mph in 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 137mph, a battery-only range of 31 miles and C02 emissions averaging just 64g/km. This greener dose of 4x4 luxury won't come cheap though, as prices for the plug-in model start from £70,800 to £84,400.
Badged 'P400e', the new model combines a 300hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with an 85kW electric motor to create 404hp of pulling power for the 4x4.
A Land-Rover spokesman said: 'For the first time, Land Rover customers can experience zero-emissions, near silent off-road luxury with uncompromising all-terrain capability and allowing entry into areas with restrictions for air quality, including most congestion charging zones.'
Connected to a rapid charger, a full charge can be achieved in 2 hours 45 minutes at home using a dedicated or 32-amp wall box. There is an EV mode that makes the car run purely on electric power only - though it will only last for 31 miles before having to switch back to the conventional engine. The battery can be fully charged in 7 hours 30 minutes – or overnight – using the 10-amp home charging cable supplied as standard - ^WG.