2021 Discovery Sport P300e – Capable Eco-Friendly SUV. 2021 Discovery Sport P300e – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Please Consider Subscribing.
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The P300e Plug-in-Hybrid Discovery Sport recently went on sale, combining a 200 PS 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine with a 109PS (80kW) electric motor integrated into the rear axle, powered by a 15kWh lithium-ion battery. The P300e offers an impressive electric-only range of up to 55km (34 miles)2 and fuel economy of up to 141mpg
Badged P300e, the Discovery Sport plug-in hybrid is based on Land Rover’s state-of-the-art Premium Transverse architecture, which was designed to support electrification while maintaining Land Rover’s signature off-road capability. The new plug-in hybrid P300e model joins the existing 48-volt mild-hybrid, bringing new levels of efficiency to the premium compact SUV sector.
The new model offers sustainable performance by combining a 200PS (147kW) 1.5-litre three-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 109PS (80kW) electric motor integrated into the rear axle and powered by a 15kWh lithium-ion battery located below the rear seats. Performance and capability are uncompromised, with acceleration of 0-100km/h in just 6.6 seconds (0-60mph in 6.2 seconds).
The Discovery Sport P300e can travel up to 55km (34 miles)1 using all-electric power and delivers fuel economy of up to 2.0l/100km (141mpg)1. Thanks to its electrified technology, it produces exceedingly low CO2 emissions of only 36g/km.
The new Discovery Sport P300e is based on Land Rover’s Premium Transverse Architecture, which was designed from the outset to accommodate plug-in and mild-hybrid technologies. The hardware is cleverly packaged beneath the cabin floor without compromising interior space.
The Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD) is powered by a compact 15kWh lithium-ion battery located below the rear seats. The battery is made up of 84 prismatic cells, arranged in seven 50Ah modules of 12, with a 6mmthick steel undertray that protects the battery without compromising all-terrain capability.
The advanced Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD) features a light, compact and efficient synchronous permanent magnet motor. To optimise package space, the driveshafts are concentric with the motor and singlespeed transmission, while the inverter is also integrated within the ERAD casing. The ERAD module is neatly integrated within the Integral Link rear suspension system.
At speeds above 135km/h (84mph), the electric motor is decoupled to reduce drag and therefore optimise efficiency, and then seamlessly re-engages when the speed falls below this.
The compact high-voltage junction box (HVJB) under the front seats is another engineering innovation. This comprises the DC:DC converter (changes high-voltage current from the hybrid battery to low voltage to support the 12-volt network) and the 7kW on-board charger used to charge the hybrid battery when the vehicle is plugged in.
Packaged next to this is the Belt-integrated Starter Generator (BiSG) Inverter which, through intelligent electrical management, can send recuperation energy to the highvoltage battery for storage to use later or for immediate redeployment to support full all-wheel drive capability.
A new brake-by-wire system replaces the traditional brake vacuum servo, and seamlessly blends regenerative and friction braking to provide a consistent and precise pedal feel. The system can deliver up to 0.2g of deceleration under regenerative braking, maximising energy efficiency by using the vehicle’s kinetic energy to recharge the battery on the overrun.
Intelligently locating the PHEV system throughout the structure improves dynamics, lowering the centre of gravity by six per cent and further optimising front-rear weight distribution.
the new Discovery Sport P300e PHEV model is available with a Mode 2 Home Charging Cable, enabling customers to fully charge the vehicle from a plug socket in 6hrs 42mins – perfect for overnight charging. For faster charging, the Mode 3 Charging Cable enables customers to plug in to a 7kW AC domestic wall box or AC public charge points: this enables charging from 0-80 per cent in just 1hr 24mins. The quickest charge times are achieved using the growing public charging network of DC charge points: at 32kW DC, 0-80 per cent takes just 30 minutes.
The charge port flap is located on the rear fender – on the opposite side to the fuel filler flap.