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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46152853

Tens of thousands of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) bought with generous government grants may be burning as much fuel as combustion-engine cars.

​Data compiled for the BBC suggests that such vehicles in corporate fleets averaged just 40 miles per gallon (mpg), when they could have done 130.

Many drivers may never have unwrapped their charging cables, The Miles Consultancy said.
Subsidies for new PHEVs were recently scrapped, after seven years.

The plug-in grant was introduced in 2011, gifting buyers up to £4,500 off new cars.
The incentive helped the UK become the biggest market for PHEVs in Europe.
 

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There was no need for a survey.
It was obvious that most fleet drivers who don't pay for fuel wouldn't bother to plug them in.
They won't even charge on the move because they have to physically activate it.
 

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Reality often doesn't mesh well with a government scheme. OTOH once these cars are sold out of the corp fleet to private owners they may be used near 100% charged.
 

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Reality often doesn't mesh well with a government scheme. OTOH once these cars are sold out of the corp fleet to private owners they may be used near 100% charged.
By that time the rather expensive battery's will be at end of life, so the best option will be just to keep buying the fuel.
 
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