The Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is a great technology, however DriveElectric would like to advise our customers that the real-world MPG is unlikely to match the manufacturers’ stated figures. This is mainly due to the conditions of the NEDC test which generates the figure, whereby a short cycle must be performed on a cold vehicle at 20–30 °C on a flat road, in the absence of wind. Read more about the test conditions here.
Customers considering a PHEV should also be aware that real-world CO2 is likely to be higher than published figures. Our sales team can offer guidance on the likely real-world figures based on our own experience and only where we have tested the vehicles.