Are you fed up with being sold unachievable mpg claims, based on the New European Drive Cycle imposed by legislative bodies?

Well it appears that range anxiety in electrical vehicles has an unexpected, but welcome, side effect in regards to realistic range claims.

Measured on the New European Drive Cycle, the new VW e-Up electric car, which goes on sale in the UK early next year, has a theoretical range of 160km or 99 miles.

But wary of overstating the case and being pilloried by stranded customers, VW revised that figure, suggesting that a more realistic expectation should be 75 to 103 miles in summer and 50 to 75 miles in winter.