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.