Bit of both: BMW X5 XDRIVE40E PLUG-IN HYBRID (2015) 85mpg

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BMWAustralia: BMW's buy one, get one free electric offer.. Read more ... »’S X5 was one of the pioneers of familyApparently: The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline. Read more ... » friendly off-roaders. Tall, spacious and bristling with gadgets, it’s a familiar sightFord reveals solar-powered car with sun-tracking technology. Read more ... » the worldTesla Motors and Athlon Car Lease Announce First Model S Leasing Program. Read more ... » over, from Austrian ski resorts to American freeways and outside school gates in the home#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?. Read more ... » counties.  
The one in the picture may look like its predecessors but it is different. At 70mph there is no sound to be heard other than a gentle rustle of wind and the remoteNissan LEAF 2016 electric car upgraded with improved range. Read more ... » hiss of tyresContinental introduces new tyres for Hybrid and Electric Cars with low rolling resistance. Read more ... » on asphalt. It is, frankly, amazing. The quiet is so enveloping that the voices of passengers drop to a hushed murmur.

This is the newNissan Leaf 2015 expected Tech Upgrades. Read more ... » BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-inPlug-in car grant extended with extra £400m until March 2018. Read more ... » hybridRenault Zoe wins RAC Future Car Challenge. Read more ... » — no noise, no vibration and no petrolElectric car grant: time is short before they pull the plug on £5,000 giveaway. Read more ... » being guzzled, even hustling usFiat electric 500 sells for same as combustion models. Read more ... » down the motorwayRenault ZOE range boosted to 149 miles. Read more ... » at the legal limit.  

PlugPlugin Hybrids #EV electric range: V60 30miles vs Prius plugin 12miles vs DS5 6 miles. #green #electricCar. Read more ... »-in hybridsManufacturers should make few good #ElectricCar (s) instead of elusive "mpg-saving" hybrids. And I Do expect 30+ miles #EV mode on such cars!. Read more ... », in case you hadn’t noticed, are all the rage. AudiEv competition - more choice for customer? Porsche plans electric car to challenge Tesla. Read more ... », MitsubishiMitsubishi Unveils All-Electric Car With Solar Roof. Read more ... », PorscheUSA: Now, electric cars that touch 0 to 60 mph faster than petrol-powered ones!. Read more ... » and VolvoVolvo C30 Electric Test Fleet: Latest Update Adds Fast Charging. Read more ... » are using the techCheapest small #EV lease: Citroen C Zero Special 159+vat/m Offer. Read more ... » to help sell SUVs. And BMW — which already has several in its range#Hybrid review: Lexus CT 200h range expands. Better Trim, Better Spec. 1 mile only #EV range. :S. Read more ... », including the desirable i8BMW i3 Challenges Tesla for Hollywood's Luxury Electric Car Crown. Read more ... » sportsEV Growth: Mitsubishi Outlander is top UK plug-in as electric car sales surge. Read more ... » carContinental introduces new tyres for Hybrid and Electric Cars with low rolling resistance. Read more ... » — is harnessing the technologyPlug-in car grant extended with extra £400m until March 2018. Read more ... » to help ease the conscience, and tax bill, of drivers.

In this case the systemWireless charging could make an electrified M25 a real possibility. Read more ... » teams upThe e-up! This fall of 2013: Volkswagen Unveils Its First Production Electric Car. Read more ... » a 2BMW 3-series plug-in prototype (Expected in 2016). Read more ... »-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engineContinental introduces new tyres for Hybrid and Electric Cars with low rolling resistance. Read more ... » with a synchronous electricContinental introduces new tyres for Hybrid and Electric Cars with low rolling resistance. Read more ... » motor for a combined powerResearchers Create Pure Lithium Anode, "The Holy Grail" For Battery. Read more ... » output of 308bhp. The key here is that this X5 features a large lithium-iona Day at BetterPlace Visitor Centre. Read more ... » batteryGood. Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars. Read more ... » pack that can deliver a pure electric rangePlug-in car grant extended with extra £400m until March 2018. Read more ... » of up to 19Step closer: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Now In Production. Read more ... » milesAC & DC: Zoe and Leaf: 8 people London to Cotswold’s #evRoadTrip @OldSwanMinsterMill and LegoLand Windsor. Read more ... ». Top speedFiat electric 500 sells for same as combustion models. Read more ... » on battery alone is 75mph, although you will seriously reduce the range at that pace.

  The X5 has three primary hybrid modes. Get in and start off without selecting anything, as you would in an ordinary X5, and the system will default to AutoFinally: UK accelerates towards 'electric car leadership'. Read more ... » eDrive. In this setting it behaves like any old hybrid, using a combination of electric and petrol motivation depending on what you’re doing with your right foot. Mash the throttle pedal to the floor and you’ll get every ounce of power the petrol engine and electric motor#Hybrid review: Lexus CT 200h range expands. Better Trim, Better Spec. 1 mile only #EV range. :S. Read more ... » can muster, but if you’re pootling around town, the system will give you silent, pure-electric motoring.

So this is the mode2013 Ford C-Max Energi: New EV+ Feature 'Learns' Regular Routes. Read more ... » for people who don’t wantFiat electric 500 sells for same as combustion models. Read more ... » to think about modes; just let the car sort everything out. What you end up with is a fantastically refined SUVFrankfurt: New Plug-in BMW X5 xDrive40e PHEV. Read more ... » — the transition from pure electric running to petrol and electric is seamless. Often the only way to tell that the engine has joined proceedings is to keep an eye on the rev counter, which leaps into lifeResearchers Create Pure Lithium Anode, "The Holy Grail" For Battery. Read more ... » when the car reckons you need a bit of poke. 

 You really have to chargeApparently: The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline. Read more ... » it as much as possible, because if you run around on zero battery you’ve just got a needlessly heavy SUV that’ll get a fraction of the fuelBristol: Fancy test driving an electric car? Head down to a new motor show coming to Millennium Square Read. Read more ... » mileage an equivalent dieselPlugins Electric Range: 15miles for 2013 #Prius and #Ampera, vs 30+ miles for #Volt and #V60 #Hybrid #Volvo.. Read more ... » will

And it does have a decent turn of performanceContinental introduces new tyres for Hybrid and Electric Cars with low rolling resistance. Read more ... » when you want it; for such a large car, 0Mercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid due in 2015 (20 Miles Max EV Range). Read more ... »-62mph in just 6Electric Car and Plug-in Hybrid. Read more ... ».8My future "next car" :Plug-In Hybrid Model(s) To Join Next Audi A4 Range. Read more ... » seconds is goodUber exciting: Nissan Leaf to get sharp new look and range upgrade to 186 miles!. Read more ... » going, by any measure. Power is fed through a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission, and this X5 has permanent four-wheel driveMitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV triples the i-MIEV's range, adds wireless charging. Read more ... ».

If you select MaxNew: BMW 3-series plug-in hybrid. Read more ... » eDrive the X5 plug-in operates in pure electric modePlugin Hybrids #EV electric range: V60 30miles vs Prius plugin 12miles vs DS5 6 miles. #green #electricCar. Read more ... »; it will engage the petrol engine only if you suddenly find you need maximum beans. Around town it works really well — exploiting gaps in trafficSeptember 2012: cZero Driving Distance vs true MPG costs. Read more ... » is quite good fun as the torque of the electric motor is all there instantly.
The third setting, Save Battery, is self-explanatory; if you’re on a motorway and expect to be drivingGood. Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars. Read more ... » in a cityBristol: Fancy test driving an electric car? Head down to a new motor show coming to Millennium Square Read. Read more ... » centreThen and Now. Recapping history, admiring Renault #Twizy. How i came to own one.. Read more ... » where you might want pure electric motoring, this mode will maintain or even top up a minimum level of charge, which will give you a reasonable range of urban miles under electric power. It’s a handy feature, but the X5 is inefficient in that mode, especially if the engine is acting as a generator to top up the battery at the same timeApparently: The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline. Read more ... » it is powering the car. You’ll feel more sinner than saint using it.

The X5’s cabin is still a good place to spend time, with comfortable seats and masses of space in the back. But if you need seven seats, it’ll have to be a non-hybrid X5, as the rear-mounted battery packTesla Motors and Athlon Car Lease Announce First Model S Leasing Program. Read more ... » means a third row of chairs can’t be fitted. There is also restricted luggageThe UK will get versions of the #Tesla #EV Model S from around mid-2013 @ ~ £45k. Read more ... » space — 150 litres less with the rear seats down — although subjectively, the bootHealthy 30% increase: Demand for Electric Nissan Leaf increases #ev #electricCar. Read more ... » still looks quite capacious.

The plug-in X5 is heavier than its diesel equivalent, but because all the extra weight is low the car doesn’t feel unwieldy. You can hurry along a B-road, using its torque to slingshot out of corners, but ultimately, you’ll get early understeer if you’re caning it. And why would you want to do that in a big SUV?

As well as a choice of hybrid power modes, the plug-in X5 gets different driving settings, in common with other modelsContinental introduces new tyres for Hybrid and Electric Cars with low rolling resistance. Read more ... » in the range, that adjust throttle response, steering weight and gearshift speed. And while the steering is a little light, it’s perfectly suited in this application; the combination of easy torque response, refined transmission and quiet, smooth running makes the plug-in X5 a relaxing driving experienceContinental introduces new tyres for Hybrid and Electric Cars with low rolling resistance. Read more ... ».

There’s somethingAustralia: BMW's buy one, get one free electric offer.. Read more ... » strangely satisfying about running this car on electric. Not in a polar bear-saving, Swampy kind of way; it’s just a brilliantly relaxing, smooth and quiet way of getting around

It would be a good commuter car for those with a journeyExcellent news: Airport installs Merseyside's first rapid car charging point. Read more ... » combining motorways2013 Nissan Leaf first drive review. Read more ... » and city centres. And low CO2 emissionsPlug-in car grant extended with extra £400m until March 2018. Read more ... » bring the usual tax breaks, although at 77g/km it just misses out on the LondonCheapest small #EV lease: Citroen C Zero Special 159+vat/m Offer. Read more ... » congestionFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... » charge limit of 75g/km. So close, but no cigar.

There is, though, an obvious drawback to owning a plug-in hybrid. You really have to charge it as much as possible, because if you run around on zero battery you’ve just got a needlessly heavy SUV that’ll get a fraction of the fuel mileage an equivalent diesel will. For the record, the claimed combined fuel consumptionFrankfurt: New Plug-in BMW X5 xDrive40e PHEV. Read more ... » for this plug-in SUV is 85.6mpg.
First Drive review#Hybrid review: Lexus CT 200h range expands. Better Trim, Better Spec. 1 mile only #EV range. :S. Read more ... »: BMW X5 xDrive40e

There are more public chargingUber exciting: Nissan Leaf to get sharp new look and range upgrade to 186 miles!. Read more ... » pointsMore Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... », that’s true — and some of them even function — but for most, it’ll be charging at homePlug-in car grant extended with extra £400m until March 2018. Read more ... » or at workApparently: The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline. Read more ... » that’ll be the most sensible routine. That all sounds a hassle, but bear in mind that you can fully charge the X5’s battery on a domestic socket in just under four hours.

I made my last run to Munich airport — about 20 milesMitsubishi Unveils All-Electric Car With Solar Roof. Read more ... » — mainly on electric power. And there’s something strangely satisfying about doing that. Not in a polar bear-saving, Swampy kind of way; it’s just a brilliantly relaxing, smooth and quiet way of getting around, in a car that’s as far removed from the ridiculous Reva G-Wiz as possible.

Then, on the last stretch of A-road, I gave it maximum right foot for a glorious surge of acceleration, which was hugely amusing. Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.
2015 BMW X5 xDrive40e rivals

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For Beautiful interior; great on the road

Against Expensive comparedFrankfurt: New Plug-in BMW X5 xDrive40e PHEV. Read more ... » with rivals

Mitsubishi OutlanderEV Growth: Mitsubishi Outlander is top UK plug-in as electric car sales surge. Read more ... » PHEVQuite a day at #RagleyHall - @audi 's next gen a3 hot hatch is nearly here with PHEV #ev #electricCar Plugin hybrid. Read more ... » 2.0 GX5hs, £45Electric car grant: time is short before they pull the plug on £5,000 giveaway. Read more ... »,054 (view cars for sale)
For AffordableBaby steps: Affordability of Electric Cars Expected to Increase Rapidly. Read more ... »; impressive range
Against Comparatively low power; performance is on the leisurely side

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