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Re: So much for PHEV's
« Reply #1 on: 10 November 2018, 07:56:17 »

Presumably the companies running these cars cannot reclaim any expenses if they're charged at staff homes... Much better to claim the tax relief on fuel that the company actually pays for.  ;)

Buying a new hybrid as a private customer makes very little sense as you don't get decent discounts and you don't get tax incentives offered to company buyers.

As for 129 mpg, outside of a contrived test, who actually manages to get any where near the advertised figures?

39 mpg from a spread of 2+ tonne SUVs running pissy little engines is actually pretty good. Remove the batteries and they will probably manage 45 mpg ::)
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Re: So much for PHEV's
« Reply #2 on: 10 November 2018, 10:41:37 »

So, the government has heaped subsidies and encouragement on a technology that turns out to be a complete crock? Fancy that! ::)
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Re: So much for PHEV's
« Reply #3 on: 10 November 2018, 12:14:24 »

So, the government has heaped subsidies and encouragement on a technology that turns out to be a complete crock? Fancy that! ::)


Have they done a better or worse job that it's only taken a few years to become obvious to everyone, rather than two or three decades like normal?
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Re: So much for PHEV's
« Reply #4 on: 10 November 2018, 16:09:13 »

Obviously just bought to get the subsidies? :-\
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Re: So much for PHEV's
« Reply #5 on: 10 November 2018, 16:13:54 »

Obviously just bought to get the subsidies? :-\
Clearly, as tax efficiency is an effective way to protect profit, which is arguably the sole reason for being in business ::)
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Re: So much for PHEV's
« Reply #6 on: 10 November 2018, 17:15:53 »

Yup, here I am with enough budget to go for a top end EV (I could if I wanted, I'm just a stingy Yorkshire man) and yes the BIK for some EVs is higher than some PHEVs  ???  Then it is more tax efficient for me to go for a rather pick-up than anything else.  Admittedly that all changes in a couple of years but right now it makes more sense for a business to have a big thirsty truck than something that would reduce roadside emmissions as well as pollution in towns and cities.

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