By Otsile Kadiege
Land Rover South Africa announced the improved Range Rover Velar P400e plug-in electric hybrid, now with a 21 percent improvement in range, for up to 64km of electric-only driving. It is available alongside a range of Ingenium petrol and diesel engines.
Velar P400e plug-in hybrid powertrain
Powering the Velar P400e is a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. The engine and electric motor develop 221kW and 105kW respectively. The combined system outputs are 297kW and 640Nm. Land Rover claims the Velar electric hybrid is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds, and has a top speed of 209km/h.
Thanks to a larger 19.2kWh battery which is 12 percent larger than before thanks to the addition of an extra module, the electric-only range has been increased from 53km to 64km. Land Rover says it has an expected real-world range of up to 51km. The Velar P400e can also travel on electric power alone up to speeds of 140km/h.
Owners can conveniently charge their Range Rover Velar in three ways. The P400e is one of very few plug-in electric hybrid vehicles capable of rapid DC charging, with a 0-80 percent charge possible in as little as 30 minutes away from home using a 50kW charger. At home, it can charge from 0-100 percent using a 7kW AC charger in 2.5 hours, while three-pin charging is also possible when required.
Range Rover Velar P400e Dynamic SE – R2,083,000
Range Rover Velar P400e Dynamic HSE – R2,195,400
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