Land Rover Range Rover Plug-In Hybrid SUV: The Complete Guide For Ireland

Rover Range Rover Plug-In Hybrid
Price: € 138,086
Type of electric vehicle: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Body type: SUV
Battery size: 38.2 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 113 km
Tailpipe emissions: 18 - 21g (CO2/km)

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Range Rover PHEV

Land Rover is an iconic British brand, famed globally for its off-road and four-wheel drive vehicles. Land Rover is owned by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Automotive PLC, a leading luxury vehicle manufacturer with a distinctive reputation of being British and iconic. However the automotive company is now owned by the leading Indian industrial conglomerate, the Tata Group. The blue chip, India headquartered company is a leading player in the automotive sector via its Tata Motors subsidiary based in Mumbai. Tata acquired Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford Motor Company in 2008. JLR continues to conduct its operations from Coventry in the United Kingdom.

Range Rover electric vehicles (EVs) include:

The famed Land Rover Range Rover (simply known as Range Rover) is currently in its fifth generation. This iconic 4×4 SUV was launched in 1970 by British Leyland. The fifth generation luxurious SUV was revealed in London in October 2021. The SUV is now also available as a mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) and a plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV). The pure electric Range Rover SUV is expected to be available from 2024.

The all new Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV is certainly re-defining the landscape of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, in particular, for the premium SUV segment. The latest generation of the Range Rover PHEV SUV incorporates a 38.2 kWh onboard EV battery, substantially larger than the average PHEV battery size (10 kWh to 20 kWh). This increased EV battery capacity is a game changer, as it enables the plug-in hybrid vehicle to truly leverage the benefits of electric driving i.e. to reduce driving costs and tailpipe emissions when driven on e-mode. 

Driving a PHEV on e-mode is always cheaper than using the internal combustion engine (ICE). However, due to the limited electric range of the previous generation Range Rover PHEV, electric driving had not been leveraged to its maximum. 

However, with the new Range Rover PHEV this is all set to change. The electric vehicle (EV) has a claimed EV range up to 113 km (WLTP). Even accounting for all the factors that impact the pure electric range, the PHEV will be capable of delivering well over 90 km. This distance covers a significant portion of commutes, to include urban driving, but also a fair amount of motorway driving. Do keep in mind that the average daily distance driven by the majority of motorists is 50 km a day. 

Land Rover claims a fuel economy up to 0.8 l/100 km for the PHEV. To achieve anything close to the claimed fuel economy, the e-mode on the PHEV will need to be leveraged on a very regular basis. If the EV is driven primarily using the petrol combustion engine, the fuel economy is certainly not going to get anywhere close to the manufacturer claimed figure. Like, the real-world EV range, expect the real-world fuel economy to be impacted by a number of factors and lower than the manufacturer claimed economy. 

To leverage the benefits of electric driving, having a fully charged EV battery is imperative. The Range Rover PHEV can be charged up to 50 kW DC charging: 0-80%: 40 minutes. Do keep in mind that not all plug-in electric cars are capable of DC rapid charging. For longer journeys, best to plan the trip, such that the rest/coffee breaks coincide with the need to top up the EV battery. This way for longer motorway commutes, the cost of driving remains lower compared to using the combustion engine. Depending on the cost of charging, driving on the e-mode will cost between 5 cents and 10 cents per km. 

In all probability, on most occasions, the EV will be charged overnight at home. We at e-zoomed recommend the use of a dedicated EV charger for home charging. The myenergi zappi EV charger is a good example. The PHEV can be charged up to 100% in 5 hours via a dedicated EV charger. We at e-zoomed do not encourage the use of a 3-PIN domestic socket to charge an electric car. Charging the plug-in hybrid using a domestic plug will take up to 15 hours. 

We recommend a ‘topping up’ approach to EV charging. This way, the e-mode can be used more often and regular charging is also better for the long-term maintenance of the EV battery. Land Rover offers a warranty up to 6 years or 100,000 km. 

The all-wheel drive Land Rover P400e PHEV pairs a 3.0-litre (6 cylinder) petrol combustion engine with an electric motor (105 kW). Despite the size and weight of the EV (2,770 kg), acceleration is impressive: 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and a 225 km/h top speed (maximum power: 440 HP/ torque: 620 Nm). The P510e AWD PHEV can achieve 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and has a 242 km/h top speed.

The electric vehicle is available in both the standard and long wheelbase. The long wheelbase offers up to 7 seats. The PHEV is suitable for large families given the interior space and boot space of the EV. Land Rover claims the PHEV has tailpipe emissions as low as 18g (CO2/km).

Bottom-line, electric driving is good for the environment and the wallet!

One of the most luxurious PHEVs on the marketExpensive, specially at the higher trim levels
Good EV battery size and zero emission electric rangeOnboard charger limited to 7 kW
Efficient electric vehicle with good fuel economyDC charging limited to 50 kW


Range Rover Plug-In Hybrid (credit: Land Rover)

At A Glance
EV Type:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Body Type:SUV
Engine:Petrol/ Electric
Available In Ireland:Yes

Variants (2 Options)
Standard Wheelbase (from € 138,086)
Long Wheelbase (from € 167,686)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 38.2 kWh
Charging:50 kW DC charging: 0-80%: 40 minutes. Onboard charger: 7 kW AC (0%-100%: 5 hrs)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:18 – 21g (CO2/km)
Warranty:6 years or 100,000 km

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 8.8 kWh€ 2.10
Battery net capacity : 11.6 kWh€ 2.78
Battery net capacity : 12.0 kWh€ 2.87
Battery net capacity : 13.10 kWh€ 3.14
Battery net capacity : 14.10 kWh€ 3.37
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in Ireland varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for Ireland is 23.97 cents/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state-of-charge

Height (mm):1870
Width (mm):2209
Length (mm):5052
Wheelbase (mm):2997
Turning Circle (m):10.95
Boot Space (L):818

P400e PHEV
EV Battery Capacity:38.2 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):113 km
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):287.6
Fuel Consumption (l/100 km):0.8 – 0.9
Charging:50 kW DC charging: 0-80%: 40 minutes. Onboard charger: 7 kW AC (0%-100%: 5 hrs)
Top Speed:225 km/h
0-100 km/h:5.7 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):105
Max Power (HP):440
Torque (Nm):620
Seats:Up to 7 (long wheel base)
Unladen Weight-EU (kg):2,770
NCAP Safety Rating:N/A

P510e PHEV
EV Battery Capacity:38.2 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):113 km
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):287.6
Fuel Consumption (l/100 km):0.8 – 0.9
Charging:50 kW DC charging: 0-80%: 40 minutes. Onboard charger: 7 kW AC (0%-100%: 5 hrs)
Top Speed:242 km/h
0-100 km/h:5.2 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):105
Max Power (HP):510
Torque (Nm):700
Seats:Up to 7 (long wheel base)
Unladen Weight-EU (kg):2,810
NCAP Safety Rating:N/A

Longest Range Plug-In Hybrid Electric Cars: Top 5

The continued improvement in the development of electric cars is not limited to only pure electric cars, also known as battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). In fact, we have also witnessed improvements for the latest-generation of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). In particular, increased range and lower emissions.

In the list below of longest-range PHEVs, all EVs have a claimed WLTP e-range over 100 km. Leading the pack is the Range Rover Sport Plug-In Hybrid with an emission-free electric range up to 114 km. In regards to tailpipe emissions, Mercedes PHEVs top the list with tailpipe emissions as low as 13g (CO2/km), significantly lower compared to the conventional petrol or diesel variants!

Though historically, plug-in hybrids have played an important role in the migration from conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) petrol and diesel vehicles to all-electric cars, given the significant improvement in the e-range of pure electric cars, the role of PHEVs has reduced in importance. We can expect this trend to continue, as automotive manufacturers focus on developing and delivering pure electric cars. We at e-zoomed expect plug-in hybrid cars to become redundant in due course.

In general, we recommend buying a pure electric car, however, with those with very limited access to EV charging infrastructure and need to drive long distance on a regular basis, to consider a PHEV. Do keep in mind, for most families, day-to-day driving needs are limited to short journeys i.e. school runs, grocery store, gym, work, high street etc. Most of the latest-generation of pure electric cars can meet this need!

Brand/ ModelBattery Size (kWh)Electric Range (WLTP)Tailpipe Emissions (CO2/km)Body Type
Mercedes-Benz C Class Plug-In Hybrid25.4 kWh104 km13g (CO2/km)Estate
Mercedes-Benz C Class Plug-In Hybrid 25.4 kWh110 km13g (CO2/km)Saloon
Mercedes-Benz S Class Plug-In Hybrid 28.6 kWh101 km19g (CO2/km)Saloon
Range Rover Sport Plug-In Hybrid38.2 kWh114 km20 – 18g (CO2/km)SUV
Range Rover Plug-In Hybrid 38.2 kWh112 km21 – 18g (CO2/km)SUV

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include, the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising large-scale industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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