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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fully Charged, bizarre BBC bias



This weeks episode of FullyCharged with Robert Llewellyn is a bit of a rant about the BBC story we examined over the weekend.

The bottom line is, the BBC writer Brian Milligan calculated both cars @ 50% depreciation over 3 years.

The 'trick' used by the BBC writer was to calculate depreciation on the MiEV BEFORE deducting the £5k subsidy. If depreciation is calculated AFTER subtracting the subsidy then the MiEV becomes £1,557 or 16% CHEAPER than the Fiat 500.

I'm surprised Robert didn't get Brian Milligan on the phone and give him a bit of a grilling to be honest. Maybe next time.

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2 comments:

Charles said...

Good video.

Sergius said...

Fully charged of reason, with his british phlegm and brilliant arguments, Mr. Robert Llewellyn, has put a final point at BBC bias.
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