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Range Rover Evoque Hybrid 2023: orders for new plug-in hybrid variant open in Australia

 
Zak Adkins
Journalist

Australians can now order the MY23 Range Rover Evoque as a P300e plug-in hybrid variant offering up to 62km of electric-only range


JLR Australia has officially announced pricing and technical information for the MY23 Range Rover Evoque Plug-in Hybrid model, which will be priced from $102,001 before on-road costs and now has its order books open in Australia.

Offering an estimated electric-only range of up to 62km, the Evoque plug-in – badged P300e – will begin deliveries to Australian customers in the second half of 2022.

Based around JLR’s premium transverse architecture which is designed to accommodate electrification, the Evoque’s hybrid system consists of a new 147kW 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with an 80kW electric motor integrated into the rear axle. 

RR Evoque engine bay 2022
The Evoque plug-in hybrid uses a small 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine

A 15kWh lithium-ion battery is located beneath the rear seats. The total combined power and torque outputs of the Evoque P300e are 227kW/540Nm, while fuel economy is rated at just 2.0L/100km combined.

Three modes are available with the new Evoque plug-in – a hybrid mode that combines petrol and electric power together, an EV mode that is exclusively electric power only and a Save mode that prioritises the use of the petrol mode to save electric charge. 

Land Rover’s plug-in hybrid tech at a glance 

Breaking down the 15kWh lithium-ion battery is a unit made up of 84 cells, arranged in seven 50Ah modules of 12, which is protected by a 6mm-thick steel undertray. 

RR Evoque charging port
The charging port is located on opposite sides to the fuel filler cap

Land Rover calls the rear-drive electric motor the advanced Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD) system, which de-couples at speeds over 135km/h to reduce transmission drag, then re-engages below this speed. 

A new brake-by-wire system replaces a traditional brake vacuum servo and also features regenerative braking to help charge the onboard battery. 

To charge the Evoque P300e, a Mode 2 home charging cable is included with the vehicle and will charge it to full capacity in almost seven hours – perfect for overnight charging.

RR Evoque powertrain outline
An outline of the Evoque’s PHEV powertrain

A faster-charging Mode 3 cable can be used at AC public charge points – topping up the battery in two hours and 12 minutes.

At a super-fast 32kW DC charging station, the Evoque P300e can be charged to 100 percent in 30 minutes. 

A state-of-the-art three-cylinder engine 

The heart of the Range Rover Evoque P300e is a new turbocharged ‘Ingenium’ three-cylinder engine that weighs 37kg less than a same-capacity four cylinder equivalent. 

RR Evoque front 3/4 charging
The Evoque PHEV can be charged at home in just under seven hours

With exceptionally low friction rates, JLR claims the engine is incredibly efficient. The exhaust manifold is integrated into the cylinder head for quick warm up and reduces the distance from the turbocharger to the engine. 

An intercooler helps keep intake air as dense as possible, further optimising performance and efficiency. 

Further technical and equipment specifications for the MY23 Evoque P300e will be made available closer to the car’s launch in Australia. 

Range Rover Evoque 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Evoque R-Dynamic SE P250: $78,052
  • Evoque R-Dynamic HSE P250: $82,699
  • Evoque HSE Plug-in Hybrid: $102,001