Starting with the Discovery Sport, the new model will be badged the P300e 8211; using the same sort of approach that was seen on the Range Rover Sport P400e 8211; but in this case pairing a 200PS 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with a 109PS (80kW) electric motor integrated into the rear axle.
The Discovery Sport P300e has a 15kWh battery that sits below the rear seat. That combination means that the Disco remains sporty 8211; covering 0-62kph in 6.6 seconds 8211; but also allowing a pure electric range of 38 miles (62km), which should cover the average commute, trip to the shops or the school run, without needing the combustion engine.
Because of the small battery capacity you8217;ll be able to charge it from a wall socket in under 7 hours, so it will fully charge overnight 8211; but it will also support 7kW charging from a wallbox, or 32kW charging from a public DC charger. This will mean you can charge from 0-80 per cent in 30 minutes to continue you journey powered by the electric system.
A new brake by wire system allows integration of regeneration and friction braking for a smooth braking experience, while there8217;s no compromise to this car8217;s offroad skills, so it will still take you into the wilds when you want it to.
Again, it8217;s a 1.5-litre Ingenium three-cylinder petrol engine combined with a 109PS (80kW) motor supported by a 15kWh battery. With the Evoque being more compact than the Discovery Sport, the performance is slightly better too, with a 0-62mph time of 6.4 seconds.
The electric range for the Evoque P300e is 41 miles (66km), so again, that8217;s a decent range to get you to work, school or whatever it is you do locally, while still retaining the combustion engine when you want to go further afield.
You get the same driving modes as you do on the Discovery, so you can elect how and when that electric range is used, and the same charging setup applies, so you8217;ll be able to quickly recharge that battery.