Mitsubishi Customer Services Not Good Enough

Due to time constraints and a recent burglary, I have been unable to maintain this web site to the level desired. I am planning another long-term economy report on my Mitsubishi, plus another which describes why I believe that potential owners who plan to do a lot of towing should reconsider any type of electric or hybrid car. Finally I…

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Mission Statement

This web site is to provide news, information, driving impressions and peripheral technological details on all aspects of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Any pure electric vehicles that have a range of at least 250 miles, or are considered fit for purpose, are also included. That is the headline mission statement that pretty much covers the requirements of this web…

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Hybrid versus Plug-In Hybrid

I have implied many times on this web site that I do not consider the hybrid car to be a sensible option when the technology can be optimised by the simple expediency of plug-in functionality. With a change in my work, I now have the ideal opportunity to test this theory on a daily basis using my Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV….

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Solar Panel Funding Cuts

For owners of electric or plug-in hybrids who are considering solar panels to generate their own green energy, they need to get their installations completed by 14th January 2016; the income from generated energy has been slashed by 53% after that date. Any income, whether from prior to the cut-off date or after, is guaranteed for twenty years, so the…

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Toyota’s Plug-In Advertising Farce

Toyota, once in the vanguard of hybrid technology, has been very slow to react to the development of  plug-in functionality. The only currently available plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) across the whole Toyota and Lexus range is the Prius, which costs a surprising £3,099 more than the non-plug-in variant. The car also struggles against it’s plug-in peers, the short 15…

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Audi’s Forthcoming Q7 E Tron 3.0 TDI Quattro

Audi’s new Q7 e-tron will be on sale in Europe by Spring 2016 and is presented as the world’s first plug-in hybrid model, with a six-cylinder turbo diesel-injected engine and four-wheel quattro drive. Power and Performance The electric motor produces 94 kW of power and 258 lb ft of torque. Meanwhile, the 3.0 TDI V6 diesel engine, delivers 258 hp…

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Ecotricity Charge Card and Free Public Charging

Being that I run a web site extolling the virtues of the plug-in hybrid, it really is about time that I started to discover the perks of owning an electric car, namely free electricity. My main problem is that I don’t normally stop at motorway service stations and so have not seen the need to rush into it. Mind you,…

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