Johnson Controls is supplying the Lithium-ion battery pack for the Hybrid Range Rover (earlier post), announced in 2013. Production of the cells and complete battery systems is underway at Johnson Controls’ manufacturing facility in Holland, Michigan.
|Cutaway of the Li-ion battery pack for the Range Rover. Click to enlarge.|
The Range Rover Hybrid powertrain features three driver-selectable modes and combines Land Rover’s popular 3.0-liter SDV6 diesel engine with a 35kW electric motor integrated with the 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. The hybrid system, including lithium-ion battery pack, inverter and electric motor weighs less than 120 kg (282 lbs). Fuel consumption is 6.4 l/100 km (36.7 mpg US) on the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 169 g/km.
The Hybrid Range Rover vehicles are being made at Land Rover’s advanced manufacturing center in Solihull, England.