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Mitsubishi Evolution is officially dead, introducing the E-Evolution

No longer a turbocharged inline 4-cylinder powered rally inspired sedan, you now get an electric crossover that shares little more than some resemblance of the all wheel drive system. You might wonder why this transition was made, and it is all likely tied into the fuel economy testing scandal it was involved in combined with Nissan partially buying the company. These things combined make it easy to see that the companies assets are being converted into something that may become more profitable in the future.

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2019 Range Rover Sport P400e hybrid goes on sale in US Summer 2018

Range Rover has put a sales time frame on its plug-in hybrid Range Rover, settling in on Summer of 2018 for the US starting around $80,000 USD.

Here are some quick specs:

  • Total power / torque output: 404PS (297kW) / 640Nm
  • Combined NEDC fuel economy: 101mpg
  • Combined NEDC CO2 emissions: 64g/km
  • Electric-only range: 31 miles (51km)
  • Rapid charging time: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • New flagship 575PS Range Rover Sport SVR completes 0-60mph sprint in only 4.3 seconds
  • Available to order from Land Rover retailers now, priced from £61,315 (OTR).

One notable point is the default Parallel Hybrid mode, which combines the gasoline and electric motors with different charge management options. The P400e also has an EV mode, which gives an all-electric range of 31 miles powered by a 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery. The gasoline engine is a 2.0 liter flavor and is longitudinally mounted.

Full charge can be achieved in 2 hours and 45 minutes coming from a 32 amp source, and 7 and a half hours from a 10 amp home charging cable.

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