Land Rover Plug-In Hybrids
What is a hybrid car?
A hybrid vehicle utilises both a conventional combustion engine (petrol or diesel) and an electric motor. The electric element can work in conjunction with the combustion element to provide additional power or, if required, operate on the electric element independently for a short period of time.
What is the difference between a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid?
A plug-in hybrid can be charged both on the move or by plugging it into an electric power outlet. Whereas a conventional hybrid creates the electricity as you drive. PHEVs use similar technology to a hybrid; however, a PHEV offers bigger battery capacity than regular hybrids. This means they can be driven longer distances than hybrids on electric power alone.
Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV
The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a versatile SUV with Land Rover’s premium appeal and seven-seat flexibility. However, the rear seats are only recommended for children or small adults to use. The Discovery Sport Plug-in Hybrid can achieve up to 34 miles of range solely on electric mode.
Range Rover Evoque PHEV
First launched in 2011, the Evoque is Land Rover’s smallest Range Rover model. If you’re looking to lease a compact premium SUV which is practical for both driving in the city and the countryside, then the Evoque could be ideal for you. Like the Discovery Sport PHEV, The Evoque Plug-in Hybrid can also achieve up to 34 miles of range solely on electric mode. As expected with a Land Rover, the Evoque has an upmarket interior and offers a luxurious feel.
Range Rover PHEV
As the ultimate Land Rover model, leasing the Range Rover blends SUV practicality, efficient engines and supreme off-road ability. This is the ideal Land Rover model if you’re a fan of classic cars but desire the latest version with advanced tech. The Range Rover Plug-in Hybrid can achieve up to 25 miles of range solely on electric mode. Also, the PHEV version has a max. towing weight of 2,500kg.
Range Rover Sport PHEV
Compared to the Range Rover lease, the Range Rover Sport is slightly smaller and much cheaper, although it still maintains the luxury Land Rover feel. This is the perfect Land Rover if you’re looking for a premium family car which also has a sporty feel to it. The Range Rover Sport Plug-in Hybrid can achieve up to 26 miles of range solely on electric mode. Plus, BIK tax savings and lower running costs make this a great company car lease option.
Range Rover Velar PHEV
The Range Rover Velar is a mid-sized luxury SUV, offering excellent build quality, Land Rover styling and extreme comfort inside. This Land Rover car is sized between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport models. The Range Rover Sport Plug-in Hybrid can achieve up to 33 miles of range solely on electric mode.
Land Rover Defender PHEV
The Land Rover Defender is an iconic vehicle which is extremely functional and has a distinctive design. Recognised as one of the most capable off-roaders on the market, leasing this Land Rover especially appeals to adventurous drivers who enjoy an outdoorsy lifestyle. Also, you can really make this your ideal lease car by adding optional packs as additional extras. The Land Rover Defender Plug-in Hybrid can achieve up to 27 miles of range solely on electric mode.
Benefits of Plug-In Hybrids
Here are some of the main benefits of leasing a plug-in hybrid car:
Environmentally conscious drivers will be happy to know that plug-in hybrid cars are more environmentally friendly than the equivalent petrol or diesel car. This is because they produce fewer emissions and therefore are a greener, cleaner option.
Plug-in hybrid cars can offer the driving performance (and experience) of a combustion engine coupled with enhanced economy. For those with urban-style driving conditions, the electric element will assist where there are low speeds.
For company car drivers, a plug-in hybrid will offer an improved position on CO2. This will assist when calculating BIK/company car tax exposure.
Plug-in hybrid cars can use less fuel to run and therefore are less dependent on fossil fuels. With the rising price of fuel, drivers of hybrid cars can take this as a little win.
Range anxiety isn’t an issue with plug-in hybrid cars because they are able to operate using the conventional combustion engine if the electric range is insufficient.
If you're looking for a greener form of transport but don't think a full electric car lease is right for you, then there’s a superb selection of hybrid vehicles available instead. When choosing your new vehicle, it's important to consider which type of lease car would be suitable for your lifestyle and requirements. Generally, customers tend to opt for a two or three years leasing contract, so it's important to consider if your lifestyle or circumstances are likely to change during this period. This will help to ensure the vehicle you choose will be suitable for the full term of your contract.
Please note: Electric range figures might vary due to numerous factors such as load, driving styles and weather conditions.