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Range Rover Hybrid the jobs market


Then, a muted cough – well more of a sneeze – a diesel quietly kicks in as the car gathers

Is this the future of motoring? the assembled media at Jaguar Rover’s press day in Herefordshire to think so.

There may have 39 sets of keys on the table, and than £2 million worth of outside, but it was the Range Rover that everyone was clamouring to get of.

Up until now, dual-fuel which combine electric with a conventional engine made a limited impact on the UK car

The Toyota Prius has developed a following among the environmentally and proved a hit with London drivers thanks to its exemption the congestion charge.

But the West car giant hopes this new to the Range Rover line-up open diesel-electric power to a new audience when the first are delivered early next

With a 0-62 mph acceleration of 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 135mph, the Rover Hybrid is about as far from the staid image with hybrid-powered cars as it is to get.

However, with a 44mpg available on the combined and a 26 per cent reduction in emissions to a conventional diesel, the new model is the closest thing you can get to an environmentally Range Rover.

Certainly, the conventionally powered of the new Range Rover have a runaway success since first went on sale a ago. In the first eight alone, 27,000 of the luxury were sold, with 80 per of them destined for the export

And the recent resurgence in the Land brand is crucial to the recovery of the Midland economy. Not only sales of the new model help the 6,000 jobs at the main plant in Solihull, but parent Jaguar Land Rover is investing £500 million in a new plant on the outskirts of Wolverhampton.

will eventually lead to the of 1,500 jobs – the recruitment for the first 600 workers began week – plus countless in the supply chain.

The hybrid Range Rover a conventional 3-litre diesel with a 35kW electric producing a total of 340bhp.

Edwards, Land Rover’s brand director, is certainly not in his claims about the potential of power.

“The addition of electric drive enhances cuts CO2 emissions, and delivers performance on a par with a V8,” he

The first thing the driver notice on getting into the car is the rev counter has been replaced a power meter. A green shows you the way to drive in the most manner.

A dial below shows how that when you off the accelerator, a regenerative braking uses the momentum of the moving car to the batteries. An additional fuel meter shows how much power is left.

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And should you be careless enough to run out of a fully charged Range Hybrid can manage a mile on power alone.

And the good for anybody with £98,415 to is that the hybrid power offers few, if any, over a conventionally powered Rover.

While the cutting in and out of the engine is a little disconcerting one quickly becomes accustomed to and at low speeds around town, the progress of the electric power be seen as a positive benefit. And the transmission to ‘sport’ mode the car to be powered by a seamless combination of and diesel power.

It is estimated that compared to a V8 diesel, the hybrid power will save the customer £1,000 a year – although will have to pay around more to begin with.

At the end of our run a combination of town and country the trip computer revealed the Range Rover had managed the use of its diesel engine for 29 per cent of the

Of course, with a starting just shy of £100,000, the Range Hybrid is a car that few people get the chance to drive.

But the fact Land Rover is confident to fit diesel-electric power to a car at this end of the – and with few discernible drawbacks – just how far the technology has come.

And it could also be a clear to the future direction of motoring.

By Andrews

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