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

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Range, MPG, CO2 & charging rating

4.5 out of 5

Fuel economyCO2 emissionsElectric rangeWallbox charge time
141mpg44g/km34 miles6hrs 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 all the time to be able to get anywhere close to that. 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 per cent 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.

Charge time

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.

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