Land Rover’s new PHEVs master TCO as well as terrain
Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport enthusiasts can now opt for a plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines tax benefits with CSR and convenience. Besides the occasional dirt road, country lanes and motorways, you can now confidently enter the city centre – for years to come.
More than ever, fleet management is about making the right decisions with a view to the future, without neglecting the current cost reality. The answer to the TCO question was invariably diesel, but the changed taxation and focus on sustainability today tip the scales in favour of (partly) electric driving.
“From a corporate perspective, there are few cars that tick as many boxes as the new Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e and the Range Rover Evoque P300e. They cater for the discerning premium SUV driver looking to lower their carbon footprint and personal tax liability without compromising performance, while ensuring LEZ admission,” says Simon Dransfield, Director Fleet & Business Europe at JLR.
Jaguar I-Pace knowhow
Jaguar Land Rover was the first premium manufacturer to introduce a fully electric crossover: the Jaguar I-PACE, which has been on the market for two years. “We have leveraged the EV experience gained with the I-PACE to create the brand new PHEV versions of the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport, which are at the forefront of electrified mobility,” Simon Dransfield continues.
The all-new P300e powertrain combines a new lightweight 1.5-litre petrol engine with a state-of-the-art electric motor on the rear axle for a combined output of 300PS. The 15kWh lithium ion battery pack is positioned underneath the back seats, so no storage space or boot capacity is lost.
Unlike most other PHEVs, the Evoque and Discovery Sport P300e can be powered up using a DC fast charger for maximum convenience. Just 30 minutes suffice to go from zero to 80% state of charge. At home or at the office, the battery can be fully charged in 84 minutes with a 7kW wall box.
The Range Rover Evoque P300e and Land Rover Discovery Sport P300 achieve a NEDC 2.0 CO2 emission rating of 32g/km and 36g/km, respectively. “That makes them eligible for many tax benefits in countries like France, Germany and Belgium. Moreover, residual values of PHEV models have been increasing over the past years, which translates into lower lease rates. Add to that the ability to drive fuel-free for up to 66km under WLTP conditions and you get a truly compelling TCO,” Simon Dransfield explains.
Finally, for maximum convenience, JLR has teamed up with local partners in the markets to provide charging equipment.
For more information on our latest plug-in hybrid, mild hybrid and all-electric models as well as our Destination Zero philosophy, please visit our website.