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At The Peterborough services today I waited for an Outlander to finish so I could charge. It duly stopped at 80% which was a relief, so I unplugged it and started charging. I then hang around to offer the charger back if required when the driver returned. The Guy was cool with me unplugging although a little nonplussed as it was his first Rapid charge. I mentioned it had stopped at 80% and he replied that is all it ever does. I asked about the 30 mile range and he said thats rubbish some days he only gets 10 and after that it does 30 mpg. In his opinion the only good things about it are the low tax on benefit in Kind and it has all the goodies. As he does 200 miles per day it clearly is not the ideal vehicle for him. Made me feel good in my decision not to purchase one. I suppose 30 mpg on petrol may be quite good for the class of vehicle. Charging to 100% at home would be a small help. I do think this vehicle qualifying for low emissions tax is questionable.