Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV range, MPG, CO2 & charging
The Discovery Sport P300e's emissions, economy and electric range are all good, and it's one of the few plug-in hybrids that can rapid charge
|Fuel economy||CO2 emissions||Electric range||Wallbox charge time|
|141mpg||44g/km||34 miles||6hrs 42mins (0-100%, 3kW)|
The Discovery Sport's 141mpg headline figure comes with a caveat, just like with all PHEVs – you need to plug in regularly (pretty much at the end of every journey) to get anywhere close to that. CO2 emissions of 44g/km and an electric range of 34 miles are impressive, though.
Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV range, MPG & CO2 emissions
The average electric range of plug-in hybrids like the Discovery Sport P300e is improving all the time; not that long ago, cars in this class were doing well to return between 15 and 20 miles of zero-emissions driving on a full charge. According to official tests, the Discovery Sport hybrid will be able to cover up to 34 miles before the petrol engine has to kick in.
CO2 emissions of 44g/km are sufficient to get the car into the 11% band for Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car tax, while official fuel economy for the plug-in Discovery Sport is 141mpg. That's under ideal conditions, starting every journey with a full battery, so most people are unlikely to hit such figures on a regular basis in real-world driving.
The Discovery Sport P300e hybrid's 12.2kWh (usable) battery can be easily charged up from a standard domestic socket overnight, taking just under seven hours to replenish fully. Installing a home wallbox can reduce that time considerably, to around two hours, while 50kW rapid-charging capability means 30-minute top-ups from 10 to 80% using public charging stations is possible – something that hardly any other premium plug-in hybrid can do.
In This Review
- 1VerdictLand Rover's Discovery Sport P300e plug-in is an impressive petrol-electric SUV, but lacks the seven-seat practicality of the non-hybrid
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & charging - currently readingThe Discovery Sport P300e's emissions, economy and electric range are all good, and it's one of the few plug-in hybrids that can rapid charge
- 3Running costs & insuranceLow company-car tax and the ability to use very little fuel in day-to-day motoring count in the Discovery Sport P300e hybrid's favour here
- 4Performance, engine & driveThe Discovery Sport P300e hybrid isn't the lightest or sportiest SUV, but acceleration is swift and it doesn't lean too much in corners
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe Discovery Sport P300e hybrid boasts a luxurious and practical interior, while Land Rover's latest infotainment system is much improved
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityBoot space and cabin storage are decent, but the Discovery Sport P300e hybrid cannot be specified with seven seats
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThere's no independent crash-test score for the Discovery Sport P300e hybrid yet, and reported Land Rover reliability isn't great