After 2 weeks, 1150 miles and just under 2 tanks of fuel, I am sad to see my lifetime average under 100mpg for the first time
I 'thought' I had read that the petrol bit was supposed to do 50-55mpg, but at 70+mph it's definitely more likeIt's all a bit of a fudge anyway isn't it?
The ICE part does 40mpg on a good day. The battery takes the car for 30 miles. So it's a 40mpg car with a battery assist for short journeys.
It's a good idea to only use the ICE for longer journeys and for it to be a very short range EV for around town.
But it doesn't make the MPG of the ICE any better.
This motorway lark really kills the batteryWell done Lee
On my recent trip I covered about 35 miles on electric (lots of motorway to start and end with) and then averaged 47mpg on the ICE at 70mph (indicated 73mph as it over-reads like all speedos).
That's not all that bad, and to be fair is probably about what I expected in real world use, I just hadn't realised how addictive the 'free' electric charging would beAfter 13500 miles I can report that on long trips at 70mph I get 49mpg. Over all petrol use mileage, the car is averaging 48.5 mpg.
The battery lasts much longer at 60-65mph... I find I've adopted generally slower motorway driving these days, only takes a few minutes longerThis motorway lark really kills the battery
I need to work out the best way to get the 'optimum' combination of petrol and electric use