Range Rover Evoque PHEV range, MPG, CO2 & charging
The Range Rover Evoque P300e hybrid returns decent electric range and CO2 emissions, as well as impressive potential fuel economy
|Fuel economy||CO2 emissions||Electric range||Wallbox charge time|
|143mpg||44g/km||34 miles||2hrs 12mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)|
The Evoque PHEV returns fuel-economy, CO2 emissions and electric driving range figures broadly in line with the majority of its rivals. Buyers are unlikely to choose it for running costs alone, with the appeal of the Range Rover badge and the Evoque's considerable style and luxury more likely to clinch the deal. But the numbers stacking up does mean people can buy one with their head as well as their heart.
Range Rover Evoque PHEV range, MPG & CO2 emissions
A 34-mile electric range, 44g/km of CO2 and up to 143mpg fuel economy are the official on-paper numbers for the Evoque P300e plug-in hybrid at launch. Even better figures are promised from an even more eco-focused version that'll be added to the range in due course, but for now those numbers are sufficient to get it into the 11% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car tax band that the majority of potential plug-in hybrid buyers are looking for.
Of course, the numbers achieved in real-world driving will vary; you need to start every journey with a fully topped-up battery to even have a hope of coming near that 143mpg figure, but if the majority of your trips are short, local affairs for shopping, school runs and other errands, you should still be only a very occasional visitor to your local petrol station's forecourt.
From a 7kW home wallbox (likely to be the most common charging method for most Evoque hybrid buyers), the P300e will charge from zero to 80% battery capacity in under 90 minutes (or just over two hours if you want to get it all the way to 100%). Unusually for a plug-in hybrid, the Evoque PHEV can also take charge at faster speeds from a public DC rapid charging station. Using one of these, you can be fully replenished in just 30 minutes, so a lunch-break stop on a longer journey is entirely feasible.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Range Rover Evoque P300e isn't the best value or most spacious premium plug-in hybrid SUV, but it's still an appealing choice that'll be cheap to run – especially for company-car drivers
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & charging - currently readingThe Range Rover Evoque P300e hybrid returns decent electric range and CO2 emissions, as well as impressive potential fuel economy
- 3Running costsFuel and company-car tax bills will be low for the Range Rover Evoque P300e, but insurance and servicing will be similar to other Land Rover models
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Evoque P300e hybrid is no featherweight, but the electrified drivetrain hasn't spoiled its solid and comfortable driving experience
- 5Interior & comfortThe same comfort, luxury and technology found elsewhere in the Range Rover line-up are present in the P300e plug-in hybrid
- 6Practicality & boot space Outright practicality has never been an Evoque trump card, but the P300e is no better or worse than other models in the range in this regard
- 7Reliability & safetyLand Rover's reliability record isn't the best, but the Evoque P300e hybrid gets all the latest active safety technology – on higher trims, at least