Land Rover Range Rover Sport Plug-In Hybrid SUV: The Complete Guide For Ireland

Range Rover Sport Plug-In Hybrid
Price: From € 111,400
Type of electric vehicle: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Body type: SUV
Battery size: 38.2 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 113 km
Tailpipe emissions: 20 - 18g (CO2/km)

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Range Rover Sport PHEV

Land Rover is an iconic British brand, famed globally for its off-road and four-wheel drive vehicles. Land Rover is owned by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Automotive PLC, a leading luxury vehicle manufacturer with a distinctive reputation of being British and iconic. However the automotive company is now owned by the leading Indian industrial conglomerate, the Tata Group. The blue chip, India headquartered company is a leading player in the automotive sector via its Tata Motors subsidiary based in Mumbai. Tata acquired Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford Motor Company in 2008. JLR continues to conduct its operations from Coventry in the United Kingdom.

Range Rover electric vehicles (EVs) include:

The famed Land Rover Range Rover Sport (simply known as Range Rover Sport) luxury SUV commenced production in 2005. The second-generation was introduced in 2013. The compact luxury SUV received a facelift in 2017. The SUV is now also available as a mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). A pure electric Range Rover Sport is expected to be available from 2024.

Luxury, environmentally-friendly and lower driving costs, are seldom used in the same sentence when it comes to premium SUVs. However, with the addition of a plug-in hybrid electric variant by automotive manufacturers, luxurious SUVs can offer improved environmental and economy credentials. The Range Rover Sport PHEV is certainly not ‘affordable’, but by leveraging the benefits of the zero-tailpipe emission e-mode, driving this larger family vehicle has become more affordable.

The updated Range Rover Sport plug-in electric SUV has a 38.2 kWh onboard EV battery with a claimed zero-tailpipe emission electric range up to 113 km (WLTP certified). Of course, the real-world e-range will be lower, and possibly closer to 90 km. However, this is certainly class-leading and can be leveraged to lower the cost of motoring.

Driving on electric mode, powered by the onboard electric motor and EV battery, is far cheaper than driving using the internal combustion engine (ICE). Depending on the cost per kWh for charging, the driving cost per km on the pure electric mode will average between 5 cents to 10 cents per km, far cheaper compared to using the combustion engine.

The Range Rover Sport PHEV also benefits from an improved fuel economy compared to the conventional petrol only variant. Land Rover claims a fuel economy up to 0.9 l/100 km for the premium PHEV SUV. Of course, like the real-world EV range, the real-world fuel economy will be less efficient than the published data. However, the fuel economy of the Sport PHEV can be improved substantially by leveraging the pure electric mode.

To leverage the benefits of electric driving, having a fully charged EV battery is imperative. The Sport PHEV can be charged up to 50 kW DC charging: 0%-80%: 30 minutes. Do keep in mind that not all plug-in electric cars are capable of DC fast charging. But given the price tag of the Range Rover Sport PHEV, offering DC charging compatibility is a must!

In all probability, on most occasions, the EV will be charged overnight at home. We at e-zoomed recommend the use of a dedicated EV charger for home charging. The single-phase easee EV charger is a good example. The PHEV can be charged up to 100% in 5 hours.

We recommend a ‘topping up’ approach to EV charging. This way, the e-mode can be used more often and regular charging is also better for the long-term maintenance of the EV battery. Land Rover offers a warranty up to 6 years or 100,000 km.

The Range Rover Sport plug-in Hybrid offers, both an attractive exterior design and interior cabin. Of course, luxury and technology come at a price, but having said that, the standard kit technology and features on offer, does not disappoint. The five-seat SUV offers up to 703 L boot space, which is certainly practical, despite the addition of an onboard EV battery.

The all-wheel drive Range Rover Sport P400e Sport PHEV delivers a good performance. The EV pairs a 3.0-litre (6-cylinder) petrol combustion engine with an electric motor. Despite the size and weight (2,735 kg) of the EV, acceleration is impressive: 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and a 225 km/h top speed (maximum power: 440 hp/ torque: 620 Nm). The 510e PHEV achieves 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and a 242 km/h top speed. The drive is refined and in e-mode the ride quality is even better and quieter!

The EV has tailpipe emissions up to 20g (CO2/km). Bottom-line, electric driving is good for the environment and the wallet!

Good EV battery sizeExpensive, specially at the higher trim levels
Good pure electric rangeDC charging limited to 50 kW and onboard charger limited to 7 kW
Efficient EV with good fuel economy and low tailpipe emissionsSeven seats not an option


Range Rover Sport Plug-In Hybrid (credit: Land Rover)

At A Glance
EV Type:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Body Type:SUV
Engine:Petrol/ Electric
Available In Ireland:Yes

Variants (4 Options)
P440e Dynamic SE (from € 111,400)
P440e Dynamic HSE (from € 120,829)
P510e Autobiography (from € 142,151)
P510e First Edition (from € 146,241)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 38.2 kWh
Charging:50 kW DC charging: 0%-80%: 30 minutes. Onboard charger: 7 kW AC (0% – 100%: 5 hrs)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:20 – 18g (CO2/km)
Warranty:6 years or 100,000 km

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 8.8 kWh€ 2.10
Battery net capacity : 11.6 kWh€ 2.78
Battery net capacity : 12.0 kWh€ 2.87
Battery net capacity : 13.10 kWh€ 3.14
Battery net capacity : 14.10 kWh€ 3.37
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in Ireland varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for Ireland is 23.97 cents/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state-of-charge

Height (mm):1803
Width (mm):2073
Length (mm):4879
Wheelbase (mm):2923
Turning Circle (m):12.5
Boot Space (L):703

P400e PHEV
EV Battery Capacity:38.2 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):113 km
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):258.1
Fuel Consumption (l/100 km):0.8 – 0.9
Charging:50 kW DC charging: 0%-80%: 30 minutes. Onboard charger: 7 kW AC (0% – 100%: 5 hrs)
Top Speed:225 km/h
0-100 km/h:5.5 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Max Power (HP):440
Torque (Nm):620
Unladen Weight-EU (kg):2,735
NCAP Safety Rating:N/A

P510e PHEV
EV Battery Capacity:38.2 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):113 km
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):258.1
Fuel Consumption (l/100 km):0.8 – 0.9
Charging:50 kW DC charging: 0%-80%: 30 minutes. Onboard charger: 7 kW AC (0% – 100%: 5 hrs)
Top Speed:242 km/h
0-100 km/h:5.2 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Max Power (HP):510
Torque (Nm):700
Unladen Weight-EU (kg):2,810
NCAP Safety Rating:N/A

Ireland: EV Market Overview

As is the case in a number of global markets, to include, the European Union and the United Kingdom, the sale of electric cars in Ireland is also fast gaining momentum. In 2022, a total of 23,356 new electric cars were registered in Ireland. BEVs commanded the highest market share (67.13%), between the different types of electric cars, with PHEVs commanding just over 30% market share. The majority of the plug-in hybrids registered were petrol plug-in hybrids, with only very few diesel plug-in hybrids registered.

We can expect this trend to continue, given the significant increase in electric range, affordability and choice of pure electric cars in Ireland. Top EV brands in Ireland in 2022: Volkswagen, Hyundai, Kia, BMW and Volvo. Other popular electric car brands include: Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Peugeot and Audi.

In January 2023, battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), accounted for over 20% of all new cars registered in Ireland. A total of 3,674 BEVs and 1,900 PHEVs were registered. The all-electric IONIQ 5 was the best-selling EV in Ireland in January 2023.

The government has set a target of 936,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030, with 845,000 to be private passenger cars. This will be approximately a third of the vehicles on roads in Ireland (currently there are 2.8 million vehicles on the road). Like many other governments, Ireland is committed to ending the sale of internal combustion engine (ICE) cars by 2030.

The government is committed to the rapid adoption of electric cars in the country. The Department of Transport has committed€100 million for EV subsidies in 2022 (almost double the commitment in 2021). The grant for private electric vehicles is up to€5,000 on qualifying battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), do not qualify for the electric vehicle grant.

Top 5 Electric Cars (2022) Market Share (%)
Volkswagen ID.412.77%
Hyundai IONIQ 54.99%
Tesla Model 34.47%
Kia EV64.09%
Volkswagen ID.33.96%

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include, the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising large-scale industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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