Green SUV? Tackling the impossible?
The Audi Q7 e-tron is a plug-in hybrid. It claims a test range of over 30 miles on electric alone, and a real 20 is possible. The electric motor sits between a 3.0-litre V6 diesel and the eight-speed auto,
so both power units drive all wheels.
Volvo’s XC90 T8 is also a PHEV, but differently configured. A four-cylinder petrol drives the front wheels, an electric motor the rears. Its battery has only half the Audi’s capacity, so pure electric range is only a real-world 11 miles or so.