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Would be interested to know how much petrol PHEV users are using. My commute to work is only 10 or so miles round trip so its all done on electric apart from the odd trip to Stansted Airport which I havent done since I got the car but will in the next few weeks. Dealer put half a tank in the car when I picked it up and I still have most of that left, I have barely used the engine apart from experimenting with drive modes. Googling petrol life, it seems its good for six or so months while sat in the tank and we have a trip to the new forest booked so that will use a bit but other than that I cant see myself really ever needing much petrol while I own this car. A user who just did just local trips would have stale petrol in the tank before long. What are your thoughts on this?
 

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It'll probably be worth more taking it back out and selling it after 6 months 😉
 
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6 months is about right, you don't want stagnant fuel really. You can donas much damage with a near empty tank so I suppose 1/4 tank is happy medium.

Does the car automatically start the engine and run the fuel pumps regardless every once in a while?, worst thing for those is not to be used over long periods imho.
 

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I'd probably advise cycling the petrol every couple of months, even if you only stick a tenner in at a time.
It will do the engine and fuel system good as well to bring it into life and keeps everything lubricated.
 
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Yeah mostly EV here. Got 41 miles on a full charge today with some extra in regen too. Tend to have a quarter of a tank of petrol on standby for those occasional days we do more miles.
 

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Agree and my experience is very similar to yours, in that unless (and I rarely do) longer drives I operate on in EV.
II have only filled up once since I bought the car and its still showing full, albeit I did use the non ethanol fuel.
Certainly getting at least 40 miles on EV between charges, so might need to plan some longer trips
 

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Last time i checked, i had done 5000 miles since purchase, of which about 4100 were electric.

It would have been less petrol used, but sods law the first month we had it, had to take family member to hospital which was fine to GET to... but not back again on electric and a few trips to London at around 150 miles each way. Oh and the "hey this is a new car, what does this Sport button actually dooooooooooooooooooooooooooo" which must have taken some fuel out of it ;)
 

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I have to say that up until today I haden`t really explored Sport Mode, But as azing says, its way to much fun 😁, and it works in Hybrid mode, so charges the battery as well, AWSOME.
 

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Absolutely not, love the PHEV, I did consider a full EV but range anxiety would do my head in, easy to fill up and go in the PHEV.
 

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I could never have any form of EV as I'm a big petrol head. Totally get the concept behind the EV and save the planet BUT they are just putting all the blame on the car. What about all the damage to the planet they are doing creating the battery's ? What about all the big machinery they use to dig the stuff out the ground ? Its a big load of boll**** because we are a tiny island in a huge world but they blame the motorcar for the damage done. Nothing to do with all the other chemicals they keep dumping in the oceans and the atmosphere.
 

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Absolutely not, love the PHEV, I did consider a full EV but range anxiety would do my head in, easy to fill up and go in the PHEV.
But you said above you don't go anywhere make your mind up :unsure:
 

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I could never have any form of EV as I'm a big petrol head. Totally get the concept behind the EV and save the planet BUT they are just putting all the blame on the car. What about all the damage to the planet they are doing creating the battery's ? What about all the big machinery they use to dig the stuff out the ground ? Its a big load of boll**** because we are a tiny island in a huge world but they blame the motorcar for the damage done. Nothing to do with all the other chemicals they keep dumping in the oceans and the atmosphere.
I totally agree, everyone switching to electric vehicles will not make a difference to the planet. To make a difference everyone needs to stop buying and using all cars but that's not going to happen. I'm also a petrol head, there's not an electric or hybrid car that would give me a thrill like my 5 pot focus St does the drive and the sound is amazing
 
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