We have now had the X5e for 5 months, and I guess it’s time to work out how much petrol it really saves.
The old X535D used an average of 21 mpg over the 3 years we had it.
The X5e shows :
This does loosely translate into an average of 42 mpg for the last 1471 miles of ordinary driving.
So although it uses 50% less than our old X5 – it’s still a far way from the published figures
A lot of this has to do with the range you can drive on the electric motor on it’s own – and our X5e seems to be unable to get more than 11miles from this, where the specification says 19 miles. I suspect our mpg’s could be substantially higher if this was really the case, as most of our weekly driving would suddenly be without using petrol, changing the total figures a lot.