It’s no rumor anymore; British luxury automaker – Land Rover has finally released a new 3-Cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrain for its popular Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport SUV models. These two new variants of the renowned automaker’s luxury SUVs will be more eco-friendly than all the initially released regular versions.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport SUV are an exciting addition to the Marque
While we are still busy asking if Nigeria is ready for electric vehicles, this new type of plug-in hybrid powertrain technology might just be the perfect solution we have been looking for. Our reason for this school of thought is the fact that PHEV combines both the traditional fuel-powered engine and modern electric vehicle technologies together.
New Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque plug-in Hybrids versions
The new plug-in hybrid versions of the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque SUVs are branded “P300e”. They both come with a 1.3-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine unit that outputs 197hp (147kW) combined with a 107hp (80kW) electric motor that is mounted with a 15kWh Li-ion battery pack on their rear axle. This new powertrain gives both SUVs a 304hp (227kW) combined power output and 398 lb-ft (540Nm) of torque.
When it comes to performance ratings, the Range Rover Evoque plug-in hybrid version is said to be able to achieve a 0 to 62mph (100kph) acceleration in just 6.4seconds while the heavier Discovery Sport version hits same speed in 6.6seconds. It is also stated that when both versions of these SUVs are running purely on electric power, they can actually reach a top speed of 84mph (135kph). Amazing, isn’t it?
This fascinating information makes us wonder about the potentials of the commercial electric vehicle recently launched in Nigeria.
Check out this video below that showcases the new plug-in hybrid version of the Range Rover Evoque;
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque PHEV (P300e Plug-in Hybrid)
By the way, we recently published an article that extensively reviews the possibilities of Self-driving cars in Nigeria; you should also check it out as well.