I just managed to obtain well over 100MPG out of the car through careful use and solar charging. The smaller PHEV battery is actually an advantage over the likes of the all electric cars in that I can totally utilise the battery potential on most journeys and also recharge the car utilising harvested solar energy . Driving the outlander is a pleasure. On a 200 mile journey it returns just over 52 mpg which is more than I had expected. I have never bothered with public charging points. Are they cost effective?