Hybrid Fuel Economy Truths

Plug-in Hybrid vehicle

We’re all looking for great fuel economy and when a startling 98% of hybrid cars are returning just a third of the advertised miles per gallon, this is quite shocking.

 

The data was taken from 148,000 UK consumer miles per gallon reports and it revealed that hybrids and plug-in-hybrids have one of the largest gaps between the real return figures and those advertised as achieving.

 

Here are the highs and the lows of the best and worst performing vehicles;

 

Worst Performers:

 

Mercedes C-Class C350e – achieved just 36.9% of its fuel economy

BMW 3 Series 330e – achieved just 37.2% of its fuel economy

Golf GTE – achieved just 38.1% of its fuel economy

Mitsubishi Outland PHEV – achieved 42.5% of its fuel economy

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 225xe – achieved 56.4% of its fuel economy

 

Best Performers:

 

Lexus GS 450h – achieved 84.2% of its fuel economy

Toyota RAV 4 Hybrid 2WD – achieved 79.3% of its fuel economy

Toyota Yaris 1.5 VVT-I Hybrid – achieved 77.9% of its fuel economy

KIA Niro – achieved 77.4% of its fuel economy

Toyota C-HR – achieved 77.2% of its fuel economy

 

On top of this data, concerns have been published after specialists found that when PHEV’s aren’t deployed correctly, they can be the most polluting vehicles on the fleet. This is more so when being used for long journeys and drivers simply rely on petrol/diesel rather than electric therefore PHEV drivers need to use the vehicles responsibly.

 

The positive of still opting for a Plug-in Hybrid as a company car is that electric cars are more suitable if the driver is in pursuit of lower tax bills.

 

If you’re still in the market for a hybrid or plug-in vehicle then we can help here at Cocoon Vehicles. Speak to the team about your options on 01332 290173 or complete the form below and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.

 

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