Never mix electricity and water, we are warned from an early age. The effect can be shocking – and fatal.
But that doesn’t hold for Range Rover’s new petrol-electric hybrid which I had fun putting through its paces this week, on and off-road, and across a lake.
The car is helping the British luxury 4X4 brand shed the ‘gas-guzzler’ slur which environmentalists have thrown at it for years. What’s more, this beautifully appointed Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid has a decidedly green tinge.
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Drivers face a postcode lottery when it comes to the cost of motoring, with those in the West Midlands hit hardest.
The total cost of fuel, insurance and maintenance adds up to an average of £1,944 per year, says independent car buying site Carwow. Those in the West Midlands pay £177 more than the average – £2,121 per year, followed by the North West (£2,093), and London (£2,038).