I know I'm a bit of a fraud now that I no longer have a C350e (I have a C300d because the replacement for the C350e wasn't available) but I still like to watch this forum. I have said many times before; you must take account of the design philosophy of the C350e. It was always intended to be a tax fiddle. It is not an economic car (unless you only do short journeys and can charge the car at the end of every journey). It is a very fast, very comfortable car that took advantage of the way CO2 ratings were calculated. I selected it because it provided almost 300bhp, provided amazing acceleration (using the ICE and electric power simultaneously), came with a Government grant and was more efficient in terms of Company car BIK than anything equivalent. I did 80,000 miles; averaged 42mpg and really enjoyed the car. When looking for its replacement I looked at Tesla's. Of course a lot of issues are down to personal taste; I hated the huge screen in the middle of the dash, the build quality was inferior to Merc., I found the seats unsupportive and the way the costs build up are ridiculous (I wanted to select a specific colour, have the 4 wheel drive plus the extended range and it increased the price by almost £20,000!!!!). But the main problem was still the range. There were journeys that I do about 4 times a month that would need a recharge en-route, and a journey I do almost every week would depend on me being able to find a charge point as soon as I arrived. The stress would be unbearable!