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Low Emissions Land_E

At this year's Geneva auto show, Land Rover showed the wild-looking Land_e e-Terrain Technology Concept, which showcases eight new hybrid-like technologies meant to reduce CO2 emissions and cut fuel consumption by 30 percent.

At this year’s Geneva auto show, Land Rover showed the wild-looking Land_e e-Terrain Technology Concept, which showcases eight new hybrid-like technologies meant to reduce CO2 emissions and cut fuel consumption by 30 percent. Most of the gadgets, which combine to allow a fuel economy rating approaching 5.6 L/100km (50 mpg), will be available on future Land Rovers. Here’s a few examples from the Land_e: The Integrated Starter-Generator (ISG) system improves emissions by shutting off the engine when the vehicle is at a stop. The Integrated Electric Rear Axle Drive uses electric motors to augment, rather than replace, the mechanical drive at each wheel, improving low speed torque and acceleration and taking load off the engine. The system can power the Land Rover up to about 30 km/h without restarting the internal combustion engine. The Terrain Response e-Mode, adds another setting to the company’s impressive, tunable traction system. Aside from modes like Sand and Rock Crawl, there’s now a sixth setting for improved fuel economy in town, which uses softer throttle responses, and earlier shift points.

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