Week of April 23rd - April 29th, 2012 (Nat Avg $3.93)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Right Lane Cruiser, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. EVuser

    EVuser Well-Known Member

    A beautiful day in the neighborhood. It was suppose to have rained but didn't happen. Could have used it. Had a nice mild mostly overcast day. No significant traffic on this side of town. BMS showing two batteries failing as I finish the drive. Getting my money's worth out of them.

    10.7 mi
    144.0 wh/mi
    233.0 MPGe

  2. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Short trip last night to collect youngest daughter and a friend for a party. Drop off at her friend's house in a dead end street on way back (pushed it backwards so I didn't have to do lots of manoeuvering) then home. 46°F and raining heavily.

    49.5 / 3.7 Total trip

    This morning 46°F and showers but still not my turn to drive - car pooling :D

    Tank steady at 53.8 / 566.4 / DTE258
  3. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    It's almost Friday!!!

    47F (43F windchill), 8mph tailwind from the N, partly cloudy:

    • 118.6mpg for 15.4mi (Home to work)
    The tank is steady at 107.1mpg over 723.1mi with 8 of 20 bars remaining on the fuel gauge.
  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    88.7 / 10.8 - home last night, 88 degrees and a 20 mph tailwind. (tested with a hand out the window at 20 mph :D)
    82.5 / 13.1 - to school and work this morning

    The tank is up to 80.1 / 586 miles and 5/8 full.
  5. FXSTi

    FXSTi Well-Known Member

    54.7/55.1 miles to school @ 47F. Started with no wind but about halfway through I picked up a 15 mph side wind from the North.

    Only one more day of classes for the semester and it looks like I have only one exam next week.:Banane29:
  6. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    Re : Week of April 23rd - April 29th, 2012 (Nat Avg $3.93)

    Today, light sidewind :) :
    • 12.2mi @ 67.2mpgUS 14°C=57°F to customer site through unknown road
    • 13.5mi @ 59.5mpgUS 16°C=60°F to office through fast road
    • 19.4mi @ 68.2mpgUS PB 17°C=62°F back home :)
    • 0.4mi @ 48.4mpgUS
    • 0.3mi @ 59.0mpgUS
    Day: 45.8mi @ 64.9mpgUS
    Tank: 351.1mi @ 63.5mpgUS +0.1

    I'm really happy of today's result, as this evening I would have pass 70+ if I hadn't crazy pedestrian crossing road... I'm thinking that 966.mi @ 66.6 is reachable :)

    Last edited: Apr 26, 2012
  7. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Another night to pickup the kids, wife stuck in traffic on I-44 near miami, ok
    to school:
    - 50.3 / 11.6 miles (83F SW@16 gusting to 31) mainly a head wind most of the time. (grr)

    school to home 3 up:
    - 76.8 / 1.2 miles (squezed out some glide a little be longer :D)
    FCD still at 54.8

    This morning with school drop off:
    - 53.3 / 13.1 miles (64F NE@8) little bit of a head wind and no EBH warm up this morning. Although the WT said it was 72F when I started it. So only 25F or so lower than with the EBH and cooler temps.
    FCD still at 54.8

    gals used = 9.08
    miles driven = 479.2
    guage ~ 1/10
  8. lxmike

    lxmike Well-Known Member

    Today is My Friday!

    I saw frightening sight yesterday on my way home Yesterday. Older man in a golf cart tried to cross a busy 4 lane road. PSL in that area is 50-55 mph. He got broadsided by a full size pickup and cart was laying on side and truck was in median strip. Horn was still blowing on truck and they was doing cpr on the golf cart driver. It was on the news this am, the man was 86 years old and didn't make it.... :(
  9. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    That's sad, Mike. :( :ccry:

    Andrew, those are some scary good numbers from the Civic!! :woot:

    What's with the wind these days?? It has been a windy year so far. :p It hurt on the way home and then I got stuck in a bit of that traffic through the construction zone I was trying to avoid by driving home early. But that wasn't the worst part...

    The road construction is scheduled to continue until November 30th!!! :eek: :ccry: :ccry:


    Oh well. We do what we can with what we have, right? On the plus side, my wife's job is confirmed safe!!! Perhaps I'll be navigating that construction mess soon without using any gasoline at all. :D

    51F, 18mph headwind from the N, sunny:

    • 112.8mpg for 15.5mi (Work to home with a slight detour)
    The tank is now up to 107.3mpg over 738.6mi with 8 of 20 bars remaining on the fuel gauge.

    Day Total: 115.6mpg over 30.5mi

    Where's Larry? Did I make it a fourth day?
  10. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    I sure am. Yesterday, I did leave the charger on for a soaking charge until morning after the SoC hit 100%. I suspect today will be day 4.;)

    I started out with 52F and and wind was NW@ 5-10 mph. This afternoon it was 57F and the wind, again with the wind:mad:, was NW@ a sustained 18 mph with frequent gusts to 30 mph.
    118.9 11.8-to work
    105.7 11.8-back home
    Day Total: 111.9mpg over 23.6miles. The tank is still steady at 113.5 mpg. It also appears that I may have lost yet another bar...already?:confused:
    EDIT: Was talking to my wife and forgot to hit the reply button.:p
  11. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    I suspect Sean and his family are going on a diet; a "green Leafy" diet.;):D
  12. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    Re : Week of April 23rd - April 29th, 2012 (Nat Avg $3.93)

    Larry, do you know if there is such a way to charge the Prius pack too ?
    Of course without having to buy a full plugin kit.

    Larry & Sean, please continue to make me dream :cool:

  13. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Larry, it might be blue... ;)

    Denis -- it is possible to charge a Prius pack this way. The connection points are well documented in plenty of online guides to making the Prius a PHEV using the Enginer kit... which is essentially a way to keep the stock battery charged with an extra battery pack. Depending upon your budget you could buy a charger from Mike Dabrowski (http://99mpg.com) and hook it up to a home constructed harness for your vehicle.
  14. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    Re: Re : Week of April 23rd - April 29th, 2012 (Nat Avg $3.93)

    Denis, I've heard of it being done before. It would be a relatively simple matter of adding another 48V supply to my grid charger to bring the output up to what a Prius pack would need for a balancing charge. However, there would be little mpg benefit (very short term of a mile, maybe 2 a best) since the Prius gets really unhappy when the SoC begins to approach true 80%; the 8 green bars on the Prius FCD aren't 100% but closer to about 83%. When the SoC gets much over 65% the car begins to do everything it can to get the SoC back down to the 60% level by means such as delaying ICE start when pulling away from corners and when it's up around the 80% level, it will randomly fire up the engine multiple times to burn off the excess SoC.
  15. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    Blue veggies? Eww!:D
  16. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Well, there is a variety of carrot that is blue, but blueberry bushes are pretty leafy, too. :)
  17. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    I usually just eat the berries.:p:D
  18. EVuser

    EVuser Well-Known Member

    10.1 miles
    177.6 wh/mi
    189 MPGe

    Caught in school traffic. I usually know better as I have a choice. Battery faults are every time I go over about 8 miles now. Lights only come on when using power. Doesn't affect the glide. :D

    Sean, I recall MN has two season's: winter and road construction. You had a mild winter so maybe you're in for a nasty bit of road construction.;)

  19. FXSTi

    FXSTi Well-Known Member

    50.5/1.1 miles school to picnic.
    52.7/54.2 miles picnic to home @ 42F winds NNW @ 15-20 mph.
    Tank is up to 52.3/433.6 miles, will fill tomorrow evening.
  20. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Okay, Larry -- thought I was tossing you a carrot. ;)

    Mike -- you need those new batteries pretty badly now!!

    That stretch of road under construction is overdue, but not that bad. I think they are working on pipes/etc underneath the pavement under the right lane so it is down to dirt with backhoes and such parked there. I wish they'd take out some of the lights (permanently!) while they're at it. :p

    Good luck on your exam, Kirk!!!

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