According to @fordvideoguy guy, the wording on the ordering form changed last week and removed the word tilt. Latest Order Guide
Interesting, FE still says tilt, but they likely forgot to remove the wording. I really hope it's all a mistake and we still get tilt....
Or they just let it idle...
I think their point, though, is that it it is always 100% originated from gas. It just converted back and forth from gas to electrical to battery storage (all of which have losses)...but all FROM gasoline at the start.
If you are not adding miles to the trip(idling), you aren't helping the MPG rating - so actually, it would be way more impressive if he was "idling" a lot throughout the day. I seriously doubt that is the case here though.
I am sorry for your experience, however I really don't believe this represents most Hybrid owners. I've had multiple hybrids and they have all been Rock solid. There's a reason why you still see a lot of Prius generation twos on the road, you just can't kill them.
3 hybrids and 47+ EcoBoost already scheduled
Hopefully Tom as has some good news for us on allocation this week. I think he gets an idea of previewing tomorrow with some more confirmation on Wednesdays