Bloke in the coffee shop regularly asks me about my i3 .... this morning I got "I'm thinking of buying one of those self charging hybrids" ... dear oh dear
Colleague at work (drives old renault estate diesel) said he was looking at one of those self charging hybrid Auris. Asked is it plug in? Blank look. Said he would get info from dealer. Couple of days later was outraged it would only do a mile on electric before it had to recharge. Told him it was recharged by burning petrol and a small amount of regen.Bloke in the coffee shop regularly asks me about my i3 .... this morning I got "I'm thinking of buying one of those self charging hybrids" ... dear oh dear
I just told him don't. He's a retired gent, drives to Perth a few times a year, I told him to consider a Zoe or e208. I'm terrible, I have to hold myself back from information overload, he'll be there next time I pop in (at least twice a week), drip drip drip and I'll convince him
"Self-charging hybrid" should be in quotes.Got in my self-charging hybrid this morning, which is rarely used now, due to having an e-golf. Straight away I had range anxiety as there was a refuel warning on the dash. In Christmas traffic it took me at least 20mins to get to the petrol station, refuel and then go where I needed to. It reminded me how convenient it is being able to 'refuel' at home with the e-golf!
The steering in the hybrid made me feel like something was broken, it was so much heavier than the golf. Ultimately, I can't wait to get rid of the SC hybrid.