Month: June 2015

Are PHEV Owners Not Charging Their Cars?

The Office for Low-Emission Vehicles is concerned that a large number of PHEV buyers are taking their grants and subsequent Benefit In Kind savings and simply not plugging their cars in, driving all their miles using the internal combustion engine. What a ridiculous idea. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure there are plenty of people that don’t ever plug their…

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Regenerative Brakes

The beauty of Mitsubishi’s regenerative brakes is that you can continuously control the level of regeneration that they provide, providing the dedicated motorist with much better economy. Once mastered its use becomes second nature, with the bonus of developing a much more attentive driving style. With the Mitsubishi, there are six levels of manual regeneration. Level 0 is no regeneration,…

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Audi A3 E-Tron – Test Drive

I had tested, and very much liked, the A3 Sportback Diesel a year ago. My situation changed slightly, making a car purchase less important, but this was one of my favourites. Now I am back in the market I thought I would visit the E-Tron. This is a very nice car. It is comfortable, rides well and is nippy enough….

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