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Land Rover expands local PHEV line-up
New P300e variant joins range; Defender 110 PHEV here this year
21 Jan 2022
By MIKE FOURIE
LAND ROVER Australia has expanded its local PHEV line-up with the recent introduction of a P300e derivative of the Range Rover Evoque. The firm says it will bring the full global line-up of Range Rover PHEVs, plus the Defender 110 PHEV, to the local market this year.
The Evoque P300e PHEV joins the existing Range Rover Sport P400e PHEV and will soon be followed by the all-new Range Rover PHEV (available for customer orders from the end of January), Range Rover Velar PHEV (from Q2), and Defender 110 PHEV (from Q3).
The all-wheel-drive newcomer utilises a 147kW 1.5-litre three-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine (mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission), which works in combination with an 80kW electric rear-axle-drive motor that is propelled by a 15kWh lithium-ion battery.
The P300e is said to emit 43g/km of CO2 and have an all-electric range (from full charge) of 62km. Land Rover claims fuel economy of 2.0L/100km and a 6.4-second 0-100km/h time.
What’s more, the Evoque PHEV can achieve 0-80 per cent charge in 30 minutes (by using 32kW DC public charging) or 84 minutes (with a 7kW AC wall box).
The P300e can operate in three modes. In Hybrid mode (default), the operating strategy for the petrol engine and electric motor is dynamically adapted to driving conditions and the high voltage battery’s charge level, plus a predictive energy optimisation function can integrate route and GPS data to maximise efficiency and comfort to destinations set on the satnav.
EV (electric vehicle) mode, in turn, enables the Evoque P300e PHEV to run solely on the electric motor using the energy stored in the battery, while SAVE mode prioritises the combustion engine as its main power source and optimises regenerative battery charging, whereby up to 80 per cent charge of the lithium-ion battery can be achieved in 90 minutes.
“We are delighted to introduce an expanded Land Rover PHEV offering,” Jaguar Land Rover Australia managing director Scott Maynard said.
“Australian drivers are increasingly considering electrified powertrains – our expanded PHEV line-up offers compelling alternatives to traditional ICE engines, providing customers with more choice.”
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*Pricing excludes on-road costs.
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