please let us know when you go thru the brochure, @rmc523
I always thought the electric motors functioned as generators during 'braking' so No hybrid couldN'T re-gen/re-capture the energy
So here's more info from the brochure. He was indeed wrong.
-Gas engine drives the front wheels.
-Electric motor drives the rear wheels.
-4 drive modes:
- Hybrid Mode - uses both gas and electric
- Pure - electric motor only
- Power - full output of gas and electric motors for best performance
- Individual - you can apparently determine the combo of the two
---If equipped, air suspension also adjusts with those modes
-Quoting the brochure - "Charging the battery is quick and easy. Drive the car and it charges the battery with a generator and regenerative braking.
If you need to top it up, plug into the main supply and the battery can be fully charged in under 3 hours."
-I don't recall the exact mileage figures, but I think it was somewhere in the ranges of around 55-60 MPGe and 25-27 MPG combined. And I think the electric only range was 18 miles.
I wish I had taken a picture of the window sticker of the one I saw.
The Discovery is quite a bit bigger than an Escape, it's around the size of an Explorer.
And I honestly haven't given that one much thought but it's a stunning SUV to look at, not as enamored by the interior as I am with other Land Rovers.
Whoops, you're right - I was thinking of the Discovery Sport; I forgot about the regular Discovery. I agree about the interior. While good looking on the outside, the Land Rovers (vs Range Rovers) are on the cheaper side inside materials-wise.