Land Rover’s hit the and with the electrification stick. On Wednesday, the British automaker revealed the Vary Rover Evoque P300e and Discovery Sport P300e plug-in fashions. On paper, it seems like effectivity does not include many trade-offs.
We’ll start with the similarities between the 2 fashions. Each the Evoque and Discovery Sport plug-in hybrid sport a brand new turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine paired with an electrical motor tucked into the rear axle and a 15 kilowatt-hour battery. Each SUVs present 305 horsepower and 372 pound-feet of torque, and a brand new eight-speed automated handles gear adjustments. All-wheel drive is, in fact, nonetheless a part of the package deal.
Regardless of which mannequin, they will go as much as 84 mph on battery energy alone earlier than the engine kicks in to deal with among the responsibility.
The 2 diverge a bit in gas economic system estimates and purely electrical vary rankings, however they’re fairly darn good. The Vary Rover Evoque P300e ought to return 41 miles on a full cost and return 201 miles per gallon equal below European testing requirements. The Discovery Sport P300e is available in barely decrease with 38 miles to a full cost and an estimated 175 mpge.
The hybrid system tucks away neatly with the lithium-ion pack stowed under the rear seats and the high-voltage junction field built-in below the entrance seats, and proper subsequent to it resides a belt-integrated starter generator inverter to ship regenerated power from the brakes to the battery pack, or to the all-wheel drive system.
Drivers can select from three modes to function the Land Rover plug-in fashions, Hybrid, EV and Save, to both let the complete powertrain function, run solely on electrical energy or use the engine as the first energy supply. When there is not any juice left, it ought to take about 30 minutes for a full cost with a DC quick charger, so drivers should not want to fret about lengthy charging instances.
Land Rover stated each new fashions can be found to order now within the UK, however these of us within the US can be not noted. A Land Rover consultant instructed Roadshow there are at present no plans to supply both mannequin stateside.