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Plug-in hybrid cars burn more fuel than tests record, says Which? – The Guardian

Research suggests pollution from the vehicles could be worse than advertised

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Plug-in hybrid cars burn significantly more fuel than official tests record, according to research that suggests pollution from the vehicles could be much worse than advertised.
Tests of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by Which?, the UK consumer group, found that some popular cars achieved as little as a third of the fuel economy advertised in official tests.
Cars produced by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen and Volvo were among 22 tested that on average burned 61% more fuel than…

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