Cropley's Geneva: Land Rover Land_e
6 March 2006

'Not so much a car as a series of linked concepts, the biggest news here is that despite appearances Land Rover has been working on hybrid systems for a couple of years. Within a couple more, it will be able to offer hybrid versions of its various models that cut mpg and emissions by around 30 percent.'

'Future Land Rover engines will utilise “stop-start” technology, using intergrated starter generators (ISGs), but the most significant bit is its new Integrfated Electric Rear Axle, in effect a powerful electric motor in unit with the rear diff, capable of propelling the vehicle on its own, chiming in with the conventional engine, and of gererating power from braking, like other hybrids.'

Steve Cropley

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