With the lack of a decent DC super fast charging system in Yorkshire I decided to have a test run in a Mitsubishi Outlander over the weekend.
Quite a conservative looking vehicle, the top of range was comparable with a Nissan Leaf Tekna (just) although it handled a lot better on the corners due to its ESP system. Usual acres of plastic inside. The model I drove had heated leather seats and a decent sized Liquid Crystal Display with Sat Nav and fuel economy information clearly displayed. A nice touch was an auto opening/closing tail gate.
Talking with the Garage Sales Staff they get a varied MPG, as low as 43 MPG for one user and up to mid 60’s at best so the much talked about 140-odd MPG doesn’t seem to be a ‘real-world’ calculation.
With it only managing around 27 miles on batteries its not really a contender as a replacement for my Tekna. I guess I will have to wait for a 200mi vehicle to arrive that’s within my PCP monthly budget !.
I do hope the sub 100 mi Zoe’s and Leaf’s will still be around and drop sharply in price to allow new, young drivers to drive one as I feel range anxiety will keep their speeds down so maybe we will have less newbie driver accidents … you never know !.
I’ve had a wicked thought – We should start off a protest group calling for all Governments to force petrol & diesel vehicle manufacturers to display a warning sign on the rear of all their vehicles, a bit like cigarette packs do, saying ‘Warning Particulates from the Exhaust of this Vehicle will Damage Your Health’ …what do you think ? will it grow legs or am I just whistling Dixie ??