Range_e set for Future Car Challenge
* Diesel hybrid Range Rover Sport in eco rally * Showcases powertrain for next Range Rover hybrid * Future Car Challenge November 5...
Land Rover has entered three of its concept Range_e cars for this year's Future Car Challenge.
The Range_e is a plug-in hybrid Range Rover Sport that showcases the hybrid diesel powertrain expected to be offered in the next Range Rover, due in 2013.
The car is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel engine and a 69kW motor. It can travel for 20 miles on electric power only and overall carbon dioxide emissions are just 89g/km.
The Range_e made its public debut at the Geneva motor show earlier this year.
The challenge takes place on November 5 where a host low-energy cars compete in a rally from Brighton to London.
Cars already confirmed on the rally include:
Delta E-4 Coupe
Gordon Murray Design T.25
Gordon Murray Design T.27
Land Rover Range_e
MIA Electric L
Tesla Roadster Sport Electric
Toyota FCHV-ADV Fuel Cell Highlander Hydrogen
Toyota iQ EV
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
Vince Nemesis Electric
Zytec Mercedes-Benz Vito Compact MPV Electric