Due to short journeys, and nearly always having the lights, heater, heated seats and heated steering wheel on my Ioniq isn’t getting great mpg at the moment................I’m down to 53mpg hahahahahahaha.
And here's me thinking you had gone electric
The fact my hybrid gives mpg figures when in electric mode is always a source of amusement
What gives a somewhat smug feeling is a long downhill stretch of motorway I often use. The car is in electric vehicle mode, and has MORE ‘fuel’ at the end of the downhill stretch than at the start.............that takes a bit of getting used to
I am driving the car very differently, and enjoy using self charging as much as possible. The car has paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. They act as normal gear change paddle shifters when in sport mode, but in eco mode change to become regeneration paddles, and give three different levels of regeneration braking.
This pic shows the mpg readout, but also that the car is in electric mode.
As soon as they make one that can tow a Caravan and have Charging points to accomodate whilst Towing
I am in if i can afford it.
As long as the cost makes sense financially
I assume the prices will drop with scale.
The difference in purchase price between Diesel and Electric buys a lot of diesel?
Regarding your last sentence, that might only be true for a short while.
While both types might see 70mpg on the same journey it is only a matter of time before many cities start placing congestion taxes on any diesel car. I live lose to Bristol and Bath, both councils have already wanted to do this. The thought of adding a £50-55 charge for five days commuting on a 12 mile round trip would make a huge difference.
Bristol wanted to ban ALL diesel cars from entering during the day.
I’m not saying a car with something like a Euro 6 diesel is an issue, but do see the near constant XR protests in Bristol, and know they aren’t always bothered by actual facts
We have a hybrid as pure electric wouldn’t be practical due to lack of charging facilities. At the moment, and only doing short winter journeys the car is doing 52-53mpg. That is a big improvement on 23-25 for the mk3.5 and mk4 Focus cars I had previously, or 17mpg for my 220.
Pulling a caravan should be easier with an electric or hybrid car (once larger ones come around) as they have 100% hp available from a standstill. Even my Ioniq with 140hp is surprising quick from the lights in sport mode.
Some people I talk with who have car industry connections say they are waiting for ‘solid state’ batteries to mature, as those would be a huge leap over the current batteries in electric cars. As it stands now I would get roughly 700 miles range on a full tank and charge.
Something that’s brilliant on my wallet is the fact that despite the Ioniq having a much smaller fuel tank than my mondeo it will do 450 miles more on one tank
Edited by raynkar, 01 January 2021 - 01:07 PM.