Range Rover PHEV range, MPG, CO2 & charging
If you can regularly use the 25-mile electric range, the Range Rover PHEV can prove surprisingly cheap to run
|Fuel economy||CO2 emissions||Electric range||Wallbox charge time|
|76-85mpg||78-86g/km||25 miles||2hrs 18mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)|
It may come as something of a shock to read that a car as big and heavy as a Range Rover is capable of over 80mpg, 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 25-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 quote better economy, but it arguably doesn't quite have the same level of class and prestige as the Range Rover.
And, for a further comparison, bear in mind that the MPG figure makes the PHEV nearly twice as economical as the V6 diesel Range Rover and around 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 around 25mpg.
Range Rover PHEV range
According to the latest testing procedure, the PHEV will go 25 miles on electric power alone, which is a little less than its Volvo XC90 T8 rival can manage, and some way off the latest BMW X5 xDrive45e's impressive 54-mile figure.
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 home wallbox, you can drop that charge time to 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.
In This Review
- 1VerdictWith its all-electric mode, the Range Rover PHEV is even more relaxing than conventionally powered models
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & charging - currently readingIf you can regularly use the 25-mile electric range, the Range Rover PHEV can prove surprisingly cheap to run
- 3Running costsThe Range Rover PHEV can be amazingly cheap to run, for a Range Rover…
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe plug-in hybrid powertrain really suits the luxurious Range Rover PHEV
- 5Interior & comfortLike the rest of the Range Rover line-up, the PHEV has a high-quality and very comfortable interior
- 6Practicality & boot spaceIt’s no surprise that the Range Rover PHEV has loads of room inside, although it does lose some boot space to the batteries
- 7Reliability & safetyLand Rover models used to be renowned for poor reliability, but recent improvements mean we expect good things of the Range Rover PHEV