Just completed a 1500 kilometer drive through the Northern end of the South Island of New Zealand, steep and twisty highways, rural gravel roads and rough windy road conditions. Had to fill the tank only once, . Must say that outlander PHEV is quite an unbelievable machine really, unlike any ICE car I have ever driven.
Plugged in two nights out of five from motel and hotel power supply; one time the car complained about the EV battery but it got charged all the same. Charged it mostly on the road from engine on the run by pressing "charge" on steep climbs and over short distances when the battery distance showed ---. The only 'gripe', if I may, was that, I had to drive slower (@90 km/hr on 100 km/hr stretches), but other than that, the drive was like a dream. As a matter of fact, the car is so quiet I nearly ran into another vehicle in a petrol station as the other driver did not realise a car was around the corner,
Loved the experience of driving PHEV.