Land Rover announced a 40-mile electric range for the Evoque PHEV last summer, which at the time would have delivered a distinguishing 6% benefit-in-kind tax status for the car. Since then, not only have rivals such as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 300 arrived with confirmed 6% BIK qualification for the 2020-21 tax year, but Land Rover has rowed back on its claims, pegging the Evoque PHEV’s maximum electric range at 38 miles.

That’s still a strong claim, though, and will make this an appealing company car. During our testing, the car averaged only 24 miles on a full charge and at a mix of A-road and urban speeds, but that was in sub-5deg C temperatures that would have inhibited its drive battery. Wider test experience has suggested that a 30-mile real-world electric range could be expected in more typical average UK temperatures, which is greater than most of the Evoque’s PHEV competitors offer.

CAP forecasts the Evoque PHEV will retain 13% more of its value over three years than the DS 7 E-Tense, a strong showing.

Unlike most PHEVs, the Evoque P300e is compatible with DC rapid charging, and can take on an 80% charge from a CCS-style charger in 30 minutes.

That fact might cut the car’s petrol consumption in the real world, if it increases charging opportunities. If you don’t charge it, expect on-the-run motorway fuel economy from the petrol engine of around 33mpg, as our touring test result shows, but slightly better than that around town.

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