WHAT IS PHEV?
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are often shortened to hybrid or, to distinguish them from mild-hybrid vehicles, PHEV.
By combining an internal combustion engine with an electric motor for optimal efficiency and performance, PHEV delivers the best of both technologies.
PHEV delivers a virtually silent drive in full electric vehicle (EV) mode and, for optimal refinement, ensures a seamless transition between the petrol engine and electric motor.
How you want to drive is up to you. Simply select the default driving mode, combining petrol and electric drive, or opt for the full electric drive of EV (Electric Vehicle) mode.
When it comes to capability and performance, PHEV is precise and uncompromising and is fully capable of handling off-road situations such as wading1 or deep snow.
ELECTRIC REAR WHEEL DRIVE
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE
These plug-in hybrid vehicles have an internal combustion engine and an electric motor on the rear axle. The addition of an electric motor allows the engine to combine exceptional driving characteristics with increased fuel efficiency. When the battery charge is low, the engine will drive the front wheels.
HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY
Plug-in hybrid vehicles have a high voltage battery that can be charged from an external supply. It holds enough charge for a practical electric-only driving range. The battery is also used during hybrid driving, when the engine and the electric motor work together.
An electric motor is fitted to the rear axle which delivers instantly accessible torque to the rear wheels. It can also charge the high voltage battery through regenerative braking.
The vehicle decides the most efficient use of fuel to suit the driving conditions, such as allowing you to drive cross-city with just the electric motor. When more power is needed, the engine combines with the electric motor for a hybrid All Wheel Drive experience.
Electric Rear Wheel Drive is available on Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport.
ELECTRIC ALL WHEEL DRIVE
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE
These plug-in hybrids combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor to give improved driving performance with increased fuel efficiency.
HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY
Plug-in hybrid vehicles have a high voltage battery that can be charged from an external power supply. It holds enough charge for a practical electric-only driving range and is used for hybrid driving when the electric motor supplements the engine.
The electric motor converts the energy from the battery to produce instantly accessible torque to all wheels. It can also charge the battery pack through regenerative braking.
With a small electric-only driving range, plug-in hybrids are able to cross cities without using fuel. The vehicle decides the most efficient use of fuel to suit the driving conditions. When more power is needed, the engine will switch on and combine with the electric motor for a hybrid All Wheel Drive experience.
Electric All Wheel Drive is available on Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
HOW TO CHARGE
Whether you’re out and about or parking up at home, an assortment of charging options allow you to plug in wherever you may be.
The Mode 2 Home Charging Cable is available for your vehicle. Home charging is ideally done overnight and can be undertaken whatever the weather. For faster charging times and to maximise the benefits of the PHEV, a wall box is recommended.
For charging your plug-in hybrid vehicle away from home, you will need to use public charging stations. These can be found at motorway service stations, fuel stations and public car parks. Your vehicle’s in-car infotainment system can highlight charging points along your route2.
FASTER CHARGING WITH A WALL BOX
With a wall box installed at your home, a full charge can be achieved in as little as 2.2 hours23. The wall box should be fitted by our recommended installers at a suitable location and time convenient to you. Ask your local Land Rover Retailer for more information.
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1Wading is only available when engine is engaged.
2Certain stations may require registration or a pay as you go tariff.
3Charge times may vary depending on your household electricity supply.
Rear loadspace is reduced on PHEV models, please contact your local Retailer for more detail. Charging equipment may vary from market to market. For more information please contact your local Retailer.
Optional features and their availability may differ by vehicle specification (model and powertrain), or require the installation of other features in order to be fitted. Please contact your local Retailer for more details, or configure your vehicle online.