Land Rover's Life Cycle Assessment sustainability analysis program will be conducted on every new Land Rover and Range Rover vehicle from the 2012 Range Rover Evoque forward. In brief, life cycle assessment programs help analyse, quantify, and make actionable short and long-term sustainability goals that help make our world a better place to live.
Not only has the 2012 Range Rover Evoque won more awards than we can keep track of, but just recently it received environmental certification from the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). The VCA conducted a 'cradle-to-grave' life cycle assessment of the Evoque that analyzed the Evoque's overall environmental impact. As you may know, Land Rover was very committed to making the Range Rover Evoque the most environmentally sustainable Land Rover to date.
The Range Rover Range_e is scheduled to go into production for 2013 and will be Land Rover's first production hybrid. Not only will the Range_e offer a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain that is capable of 85 miles per gallon, but it will also retain the off-road capability for which Land Rover is known.
Last week we looked at Jaguar Land Rover's 'Plan for Sustainability.' Yesterday, we looked at Land Rover's e_Terrain technologies. Today, we have two videos that tie the two together. The first video is a recent advertorial that provides an overview of Land Rover's sustainability plan. It outlines Land Rover's commitment to the environment and how Land Rover as a business is changing to become more sustainable.
A while back, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) released a PDF document titled 'Our Plan for Sustainability.' Some of the information in this document is now a little dated, but if you are considering purchasing a new Land Rover or Jaguar and are concerned about sustainability and the environment, it is certainly worth the read. The 67 page e-brochure provides a great deal of background on what the company is doing to foster sustainability, conservation, and environmentalism.