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  1. Beware of BMW's attitude to Hybrid or Electric vehicle aftersales issues

    General EV Discussion
    I've previously loved my various BMWs having owned quite a few different models, so when I decided to think about going electric I thought I'd go with a trusted make, BMW, but initially go for a hybrid so I bought a BMW 535 ActiveHybrid5 M-Tech Sport. It was second hand but had full BMW service...
  2. High fuel consumption in "hybrid" mode, low e-range

    Other EV Makes and Models
    Hi Everyone, I was testing my Ampera in this nice and cold weather how much is the mpg using it in only the "hybrid" mode. I did 65 miles in total and got 21-22mpg which, in my view, is sh*t. Though the heating is on max mode with a temp set of 23C-25C and usually doing only 4-8 miles in one go...
  3. A selection of Hybrid cars including Toyota, Suzuki, Ioniq, Niro

    Chorley Group
    If it's not possible to install a home charger, or you live in an area where publicly available chargers are thin on the ground, then perhaps a hybrid car could suit you? Or maybe as a longer distance option to replace an old diesel car? We've got a few different options available - some...
  4. Wanted We buy any EV/PHEV/Hybrid!

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    Hi all, We're really keen to expand our used EV and hybrid stock across all 5 of our sites in the North West. We're looking for EV, PHEV, and Hybrid cars, up to 7 years old and less than 60,000 miles. Any marque/model. If you're thinking of handing back to the finance company at the end of...
  5. Wanted Mitsubishi Outlander Phev 2015/16 4H,5H or any S

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    Wanted . Im looking to Buy Outlander Phev, 4H, 5H or any S model with one owner and under 50k miles and 2015 or newer with service history and dealer Battery report printout. Cash buyer near Leeds but will travel. All PMs will be answered.
  6. What mpg are people seeing on Ioniq hybrids please

    General EV Discussion
    Hi all, looking for some advice please. I already have the full electric Ioniq, and I love it. Racked up >53k miles in 18 months. Now the wife wants the hybrid (not plug in) version. I'm doing my sums etc but what sort of MPG are people seeing for someone who does limited mileage around town...
  7. BMW 530e m sport soft and hard break

    General EV Discussion
    Hi all I was in a situation earlier today where I had to break suddenly. The breaks felt really hard rather than the usual soft touch. The circumstances meant that it was safer to overtake so I didn't get to see if the break efficiency was normal. Does anyone know if this is an issue or some...
  8. Summer commuting economy

    General BMW EV Discussion
    For various reasons I’ve had a summer where the vast majority of my driving has been my regular commute and I’ve maximised my use of free public charging with almost no charging at home. As a recap my commute is around 6.5 miles uphill with fast stretches and lots of roundabouts on the way in...
  9. Survey examining drivers of consumer willingness to purchase full electric vehicles

    Ice Breakers
    Hi everyone, I am currently on my final year at Uni and i am doing a dissertation on drivers of consumer willingness to purchase BEV's (battery electric vehicles). I would appreciate it if you could complete the survey. It will take around 5-7 minutes. Thank you in advance...
  10. Advice needed !!! Looking into purchasing my first EV / Hybrid

    General EV Discussion
    Hello Everybody ! I am looking to move from my 2.0 litre petrol to a hybrid / electric vehicle. I will usually travel a maximum of 50 miles in a day on my daily commute / errands. It is a very rare occasion that i will do any more than that. The reason i want a hybrid / electric, would be for...
  11. Student looking for some willing participants!

    General EV Discussion
    Hi Everyone, My name is Cheryl and I am currently undertaking a final year dissertation about Electric/Hybrid Vehicles. I am looking for some volunteers to complete a survey about their experiences of electric vehicles. Any help would be much appreciated! Electric/Hybrid Questionnaire Survey...
  12. Student looking for some willing research participants!

    Ice Breakers
    Hi Everyone! My name is Cheryl and I am a final year student at Glasgow Caledonian University. I am currently undertaking my dissertation about electric vehicles and I am looking for some of you lovely people to answer a few questions about being an electric car owner! I have attached the...
  13. Hello from Croatia!!!

    Ice Breakers
    Hi all, I'm Marko from Croatia and I drive 2012 Peugeot 508 Hybrid4. But I'm thinking of selling it and buying 2013 Ampera/Volt so I'm informing myself about it. Anyway, is my 508 considered EV?
  14. Not Charging

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hey guys, After a few years in my very reliable 2005 Polo I finally decided to update to the Golf GTE Advance at VW Listers.. On first viewing it at the Listers dealership, the salesman said he'd put it on charge fo me so I could experience e-mode in my test drive.. Turns out and I quote he...
  15. Changes in Hybrid Auto behaviour

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Merry Christmas everyone, I had a long trip yesterday and decided to try out Hybrid Auto mode, as I haven't used it for a while. I started with a full battery and did 150 miles with a comfort break in the middle. The battery never dropped below an estimated range of 11 miles. I thought that...
  16. Hybrid bus - Japan

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    Just been visiting and was surprised at a lack of BEV vehicles - saw 2 leafs in 2 weeks, one the Tokyo the other in Kanazawa. There are many and varied hybrids (not phev). This is probably due to lack of personal parking spaces with charging capability.The parking areas under the condominiums do...
  17. 200+ miles hybrid advice please.

    General EV Discussion
    Just after a few suggestions... My mother is a volunteer patient transport driver in East Yorkshire. She picks up a variety of people (many with personal mobility issues) and takes them to hospital appointments ALL OVER the country (Newcastle,Leeds, Birmingham etc). She currently has a 3 year...
  18. Hi from Cheshire, new Golf GTE ordered.

    Ice Breakers
    Hybrid newbie here. New mk7.5 Golf GTE is now on order, just had to take advantage of the VW diesel scrap scheme. All though I am conscious of my environmental footprint, I had not considered a hybrid or EV before I came across the Golf GTE. I love sports cars and I'm motorbike obsessed, so...
  19. Leased the Hybrid

    First Generation Ioniq
    I leased an Ioniq Hybrid just over a month ago. So far I have done far too many miles in it haha. Love the car. It's the Premium spec and it has lots of toys. The adaptive cruise is a 'killer app' for a car. The lane keep assist works well most of the time too, but takes a bit of getting...
  20. Protocol for use of public charging points

    General Charging Discussion
    Having only just bought a hybrid, I am new to all this, so I hope the more experienced amongst you can help me out. Where charge points occur on a city street, do you have to pay for parking? And for charging? If your car takes 3 hours to charge and you leave it to get on with it, are you...