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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Swapping my 40d with a 40e
« on: Yesterday at 07:26:48 AM »
After 15 miles (  & at all times)the electric motor is still charged by the ICE/regeneration on braking & coasting so will function and/ or help at higher speeds;when I renewed my tax this year on a 3/16 registered car it was still nil  .The 15 miles is the electric only range which varies on driving style.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Swapping my 40d with a 40e
« on: December 08, 2017, 08:33:06 AM »
I think that most non PHEV hybrids have an electric range of about 1 mile;most of my trips are under 15 miles,often with charging at both ends, so it makes perfect sense  for my type of use;it is less useful on longer journeys as  the ICE is dragging batteries around,although the electric motor does assist at higher speeds & with acceleration,as well as in  stop/start traffic.The ICE will also charge the batteries when  braking and coasting.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Swapping my 40d with a 40e
« on: December 07, 2017, 08:16:15 AM »
The pros are are great fuel efficiency & performance & in my case no VED (being registered in 3/16).I think that I read somewhere that  the cost of a full charge from the mains is about £1 but I may be wrong on that. I obtain about  15 miles on electric,although it seems the decrease with colder weather;can't think of any cons.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: F15 40d v 50d
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:13:42 AM »
I don't know about a 50d but I moved to a 40e from an E61 M5 & have found the performance fine;the electric motor is great for moving off & it helps the ICE at high speeds.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Swapping my 40d with a 40e
« on: March 27, 2017, 09:44:23 AM »
With the "bad press" that diesels are receiving I can't see it depreciating faster than them in the medium to long term.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Real world mpg
« on: March 23, 2017, 08:12:48 AM »
I achieve about 70mpg on short journeys with my 40e plugged in at both ends;longer trips are late 30s.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Swapping my 40d with a 40e
« on: March 22, 2017, 09:33:11 AM »
I've had my  40e for exactly a year & the mpg is unbelievable.I've visited the petrol station twice this year,in contrast to my previous car, a E61 M5.It is best for frequent short trips with charging ideally at both ends although even on long journeys the battery helps with economy.I would recommend it!

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I've owned mine since new in April 2016 & often leave it fully charged & unused for a few days.Its always retained a full charge so there seems to be something amiss with yours. I hope that it gets sorted out.

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