Range Rover PHEV range, MPG, CO2 & charging

If you can regularly use the 31-mile electric range, the Range Rover PHEV can prove surprisingly cheap to run

It may come as something of a shock to read that a car as big and heavy as a Range Rover is capable of more than 90mpg, but that’s the beauty of plug-in technology. Mind you, as with any plug-in hybrid, whether you can achieve anything like that economy in everyday use comes down to whether you can make regular use of the car’s 31-mile range on electric power alone.

Still, for this kind of car, it’s still an impressive figure for fuel economy on paper – and no plug-in hybrid rival can seriously improve on it electric-only range. Yes, the likes of the Volvo XC90 T8 and Audi Q7 e-tron quote better economy, but arguably neither of those quite has the same level of class and prestige as the Range Rover.

And, for a further comparison, bear in mind that the 90mpg figure makes the PHEV twice as economical as the V6 diesel Range Rover and over four times better than either of the petrol models. Well, as long as you use the electric power, that is. According to Land Rover’s figures, when run solely on the petrol engine, the PHEV will only return 26mpg.

Range Rover PHEV range

According to the latest testing procedure, the PHEV will go 31 miles on electric power alone. That’s very much on a par with what Audi claims for the Q7 e-tron, but much better than the Volvo XC90 T8.

Charge time

Charging the Range Rover at home from a standard three-pin socket will take about seven and a half hours. But, if you use a fast charger (either a wallbox at home or a public unit), you can drop that charge time to just under three hours. Either way, it makes it easy to charge the car while it’s parked up overnight and have it fully charged for the morning commute.

The car comes with just one charge cable – suitable for home use – as standard. So, you have to buy an extra cable, if you want to make use of a domestic wallbox or public charger.

Battery warranty

There’s no separate warranty for the battery or any of the hybrid system’s components. So, the whole thing is covered by the regular three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty you get on any Land Rover vehicle.