I think the range shown on the car as being low has been raised a few times on here so you're not alone. It might be worth scrolling through the threads although I can't remember if they were raised as specific threads or tacked onto others.Thanks Idler and yes I understand that the milage varies considerably. I use assumed that a full charge would show the full 39 miles then that figure would reduce when driving due the temp and style etc.
Seems weird to be full and not display the max. As the 23miles displayed are not accurate either 😄
Have to say that a 23 or 30 plus mile battery range wouldn't encourage me to rush out and pay the extra premium for the hybrid version.
Just a query. With the hybrid potentially only getting 20 miles under electric power yet having the extra weight of the battery pack, electric motor etc does that mean that under fuel-only mode the MPG is worse than the ICE only equivalent? What I'm getting at is whether or not a hybrid will only return better overall fuel economy if driven in a VERY specific way that won't represent the driving patterns of your average user? As I say, just a query and in no way criticising anyone who chooses the hybrid route.Charged mine last night, getting colder now, so only 19 miles.
Thanks for that. Improved my understanding of how the hybrid system actually worksYou cannot drive in fuel only mode, only hybrid. So the electric motor is always helping, even when fully discharged, and it does get recharged under braking etc so you always have some power left. and always enough for your initial start.
If you want a hybrid it has to be a Toyota or Lexus hybrid or plug in hybrid.i feel i have been conned by the word hybrid. and if i had got 40 miles on a charge that would have been reasonable, But its not as it stands as present, For running costs i personally would tell other drivers not to buy a 508 Hybrid. So disappointed trying to do my bit for Carbon footprint
Today I start with the full charge, range display 36, I drive 19 real miles, and ended up with 26 displayed in the Range ...... so the display range it´s a calculation base in some variant´s and the way of driving, and braking for the regeneration. But i can reach the 40 or more in real situations, if i drive normally without climbing mountains .....I have recently bought a 508 sw Hybrid and, i am so disappointed yes on a full charge i only get 24 miles and was expecting 40. But not just that when i work out the cost to charge the car to get 24 Miles it works out to be roughly £4.80 per charge on a good day. Would have been cheaper to buy all petrol or All diesel i feel i have been conned by the word hybrid. and if i had got 40 miles on a charge that would have been reasonable, But its not as it stands as present, For running costs i personally would tell other drivers not to buy a 508 Hybrid. So disappointed trying to do my bit for Carbon footprint
I think you are correct. I have just changed from a 1.6 petrol 225bhp one to a 1.6 petrol hybrid 225bhp, both being nearly new at time of purchase. Why? Well the original one was really great with great engine performance. I wanted to change as it was approaching 3yrs old. They are no longer selling them with the 1.6/225 engine unless you go hybrid. The hybrid has a 1.6/180 engine and, combined with the battery produces 225bhp. Being nearly new brought the price down by £15,000 for a car that was over a year old and had only done 1200 due to it being an ex demonstrator locked down for most of 2020/21. I hope I can say I will get some payback in fuel economy but only time and battery performance will tell. They are an expensive car to buy new.The hybrid always sounded dubious from a financial standpoint. A car that costs in excess of 10k over a pure diesel equivalent and under 40 miles of electric range means I just couldn’t see how it would be recouped over years of driving.