Not really, as I do 95% of my miles in electric, that's why I went from Diesel to Petrol, I didn't buy it for fuel economy, I bought it for the 374bhp, it's a second car that will do probably 100-200 miles a month, the leaf does about 1500. Although I can nurse 40mpg out of it in optimal conditions I can also get it down to 20mpg driven hard (shock)
Yes we are all entitled to our own opinions, and I am not trying to set standards for others so please get off your high horse. At no time have I suggested that 'one' simply turns up and assumes that one can charge at a 'guests' house. Thats totally unacceptable. Anyone with manners would have asked their guests beforehand and, if given permission, would make the necessary arrangements for charging and make the appropriate recompense. If you would find it 'self-entitled' or 'difficult' then thats your opinion/problem. As more and more people buy an EV then this sort of occurence will slowly, over the coming years, become 'normal'.
Don't You think that's great though? Look how much the gap gas closed between petrols and diesels? 10 years ago you'd have been looking at 25 mpg for a 3ltr petrol engine. It's the clever tech that makes it all possible - petrols acting like diesels under low load conditions. If you've got a reasonably powerful car, after a short bout of acceleration up a slip road and onto the motorway, the car is barely ticking over maintaining motorway speeds - and that's where the efficiency kicks in.
I feel proper mugged off now, wait till I call up the dealer! I'll be telling him he sold me old tech. I'll also be having a word with "Honest John" he reckons the Polo does 37mpg. I've barely driven this car due to lockdown but the 335d was epic, 4.7 to 60 and 40mpg, this one I think will scrape 40mpg under grandad conditions but it quicker and sounds way nicer....
It's a very good car - at its price point. I chose it because it's relatively quick, fun to drive, well equipped and residuals are decent. Bought outright at a decent discount new, it'll cost me about £220 a month in depreciation over the 3 or 4 years I'll probably have it. I did consider the BMW 135 as it's a reasonable looker now (last gen is hideous and impractical with very little room in the back), and we don't need a huge car. BMW residuals are pretty poor in the short term, i'd never buy a new one unless I got at least 25% discount. Notice my emphasis on fun, above. I used to have a Golf R. It was very fast but dull to drive, way too planted. I suspect a 340 suffers from the same dull to drive save for 3 seconds of insane acceleration on the move. I prefer my Polo.