Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery PHEVs hit the road

Sharing the same platform and drivetrain, the new models promise an all-electric range of up to 41 miles, economy of more than 200mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 32g/km to help bring them into more wallet-friendly tax brackets. Both models can reach up to 84mph under electric power alone, after which the motor decouples to reduce drag and aid economy. Official testing puts the Evoque’s WLTP figures at up to 201.8mpg with CO2 emissions of 32g/km, meaning a benefit in kind tax rate of six per cent for certain derivatives. The Discovery Sport can’t quite match that, with economy of 175.5mpg and emissions of 36g/km, which combined with its shorter EV range means a 10 per cent BIK rate. Both cars are compatible with Land Rover’s InControl Remote smartphone app, which allows owners to monitor and control the car’s charging, setting a start or finish time as well as preconditioning the cabin temperature ahead of a journey.