PHEV

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Adrian
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PHEV

Postby Adrian » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:38 pm

Spotted by a friend of mine in Morpeth today.

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Matt Beard
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Re: PHEV

Postby Matt Beard » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:16 am

That looks like someone bought a PHEV, but never plugs it in, and is really annoyed that they are not getting the advertised MPG figures!

geo-jamie
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Re: PHEV

Postby geo-jamie » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:34 pm

Matt Beard wrote:That looks like someone bought a PHEV, but never plugs it in, and is really annoyed that they are not getting the advertised MPG figures!


30mpg is not bad for 4wd car of that size and comparable to similar vehicles. !! On longer journeys 40 mpg is easily obtainable using petrol only, but plug it in regularly, and the number keeps going up !

Adrian
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Re: PHEV

Postby Adrian » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:41 pm

I was disappointed with my PHEV and sold it three weeks after buying it. I did plug it in but it's use was for longer runs and I never exceeded 40mpg.

jdsx
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Re: PHEV

Postby jdsx » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:41 pm

I know! It's terrible! My last tank was only 48.9mpg! Still averaging 168mpg overall though :shock:
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Matt Beard
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Re: PHEV

Postby Matt Beard » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:05 am

I test drove one a couple of years ago and decided to take it on a Home (North Aberdeenshire) -> Dundee -> Home trip to give it a decent try out. I got fed up buying petrol on that trip, as well as finding the seats uncomfortable and constantly swearing at the stoopid satnav/infotainment system.

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Scally
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Re: PHEV

Postby Scally » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:23 am

There are a lot of Hybrid-Wimps around, bearded feardies, and Greenwash warriors. They like to put one toe in the water, but are afraid to strip off their clothes and swim free.
Good luck to them ... they really do not bother me, deluded as they are. We all make mistakes.

noahs-dad
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Re: PHEV

Postby noahs-dad » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:45 pm

They don't bother me either until I see one (and occasionally a second one queuing) slow charging away on a Rapid for their crappy 20 miles, and delaying the BEV drivers.

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Scally
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Re: PHEV

Postby Scally » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:10 pm

It's like pull-up (disposable) nappies, really: the problem with them is that unlike flannel, they encourage the toddlers to pee in their pants for longer, rather than get potty-trained, but I still see this as a helpful transition technology, and in 45,000 miles of pure EV motoring, I have never been seriously inconvenienced by one.


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