I would like to know where these incredible mpg figures come from and how they are allowed to claim them. BMW i8 and Misubishi PHEV can both claim 135mpg
Blame the rather short official test cycle. The US figures are more representative from a more thorough test procedure especially if you ignore the gallon conversion factor.
Hybrid emissions are not measured at an MOT either, just because it's operating mode can't always be predetermined.
My northern next door neighbour has an i8 and several of my London neighbours have plug-ins in our garage - none of them are ever hooked up. It must be the tax advantages that appeal.
Facelift Mk3 might get the new engine, hoping that we'll get the 1.5 iVTEC + i-DCD hybrid gearbox that's just been put in the Jazz's cousin the Freed
, and the Japanese version of the Honda Jade
(110kW & 203 Nm), but I don't think that Swindon is making this engine/gearbox right now.