Week of February 5 to February 11 (Nat’l Avg $2.605)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has climbed another 2.6¢ since last week to $2.605 - this time last year it was $2.270 so it's 14.8% (+33.5¢) dearer.
    Diesel is also up 2.6¢ and has nearly broken back through $3 at $2.998. It's 19.4% (+48.9¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at a 15.1% premium to regular.
    E85 up to $2.137 - a year ago it was $1.974.

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    I'm driving this morning as I owe car pooler a day from last week when I couldn't drive due to my shoulder pain, 2UP, light snow, 33 to 35°F, 6mph cross/tailwind NNE:
    45.2 / 22.6

    Tank up 0.1 at 42.6 (FCD 44.9) / 159.8 / Range 445 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG up 0.3 at 45.3 . DTE452
     
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  2. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    49.5 / 11.5 - school and work this morning, 33F but clear

    Tank is down to 50.6 / 245 mi.
    F__\--|----E

    We've got a bottle lamb now, and I'm tired from feeding it at night. Its young mother rejected it so it's our job now.
     
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  3. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Short trip out Friday to meet some men from Church for lunch in town.
    55.4 / 5.2 miles (33F NE@7) out (LFL came on @507.4 miles)
    44.6 / 6.7 miles back a different route

    tank:
    10.7 gals converted
    513 miles
    Just a hair above the E line
     
  4. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    It's always amazing to see humans step up and hand-rear abandoned animal babies. I've been watching Monkey Life/World... :)
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , a bit chilly. Minus 3 deg F when I got to work , wind S9. 16.3 miles, no highway. It became obvious that the car didn't want to shut ICE off , even
    when coolant temp was 150 F. Eventually , after 7-8 miles , the engine would shut off when car was STOPPED. I didn't try to extract any heat until then.
    Needless to say , there was no P&G. 39.7 MPG for this trip.
     
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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    • Elantra ECO Tank #5: All ride share between downtown Milwaukee, WI and downtown Chicago, IL with temps from 36 to 12 degrees F: 593.1 miles on 13.668 gallons = 43.39 mpg vs. 46.0 mpg indicated
    • Elantra ECO Tank #6: All ride share between the IL/WI border and most driven in downtown Chicago, IL with temps from 44 to -5 degrees F: 496.3 miles on 11.862 gallons = 41.83 mpg vs. 43.1 mpg indicated

    2018 Hyundai Elantra ECO

    [​IMG]

    When I pulled in early this morning, this is what I was looking at: 240+ miles including > 150-miles of inner city Chicago rideshare in temps so darn cold you do not want to be out at all.

    2018 Hyundai Elantra ECO

    [​IMG]

    Wayne
     
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  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Oy! That's too cold!

    Well, it's gotta be done. It's also one of the things that makes us Human. We have empathy and compassion, we care for others beyond just personal survival instinct.

    Took a lunchtime trip to the feed store. +200 lb on the way back.
    49.6 / 4.9 mi
    62.3 / 5.1

    Tank +0.2 to 50.8 / 255
     
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  8. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Very true, not nice to be out at all. Funny though how even those temps don't feel so bad when it warms up to get there. Yesterday morning was really bitter here. -27*F (-47*F wind chill) Decided to wait and go to church in the evening when it warmed up. Got up to -2*F and it didn't feel too bad,:D.
    43.8 - 6.9 miles round trip.

    37.8 - 4 mi. to work this morning. -17*F (-31*F wind chill)
    51.3 - 4.7 mi. home this afternoon. -2*F
    Tank down to 45.6 - 361 mi.

    Wayne, just curious, does the Elantra Eco have any factory shutters behind the grill? I assume probably not but thought I'd ask.
     
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  9. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Journey home last night was less busy, 37°F, 4mph headwind E:
    42.6 / 22.4

    Tank steady at 42.6 (FCD 44.9) / 182.2 / Range 420. Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG down 0.2 at 45.1 / DTE 427

    Not driving rest of week - car pooler's turn - more snow forecast :eek:
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , +3 deg F , wind WNW4. 35.4 miles (highway route) , 46.22 MPG. Secondary roads were bad(snow).Filled up this morning also , but left receipt in car. Not going out again just yet !
    It was over 500 miles , and about 55MPG(adjusted). I will get the correct numbers later today.
     
  11. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Temps here in the high 40's until it drops again tonight.

    38.2 / 0.9 - from work to pick up dinner at the mall - Chick Fil A
    51.5 / 4.8 - home
    54.3 / 11.4 - school and work this morning.

    Tank is up a tick to 50.9 / 272 mi.
    F__\__|____E
     
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  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Elantra Eco's Tank 7. Tamps from -5 to 24 degrees F and over 450 miles of downtown inner city of Chicago rideshare and 250 of it during a 12-hour snow mess. Mess was an understatement. :(

    [​IMG]
    565.9 miles on 15.636 gallons = 36.2 mpg.​

    Given the temps, I am not completely topping off so that is high by a few tenths.

    Wayne
     
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  13. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    A little warmer weather helped my mileage today, but 10 - 15 mph winds kept it feeling cold.
    40.8 - 4 mi. to work, 3*F.
    55 - 4.7 mi. home, 5*F.
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 13 deg F , wind NW4. We had three inches of snow last night , which made driving , uh , interesting. 35.2 miles , 49.1 MPG. Tank is at 100.1 miles , 51.34 MPG.
     
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  15. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Still running on slicks Edwin? :)
     
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  16. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yes, Bill. They work fine during the summer !
     
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  17. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Lamb slept through the night, which means I did too! That's a lot sooner than any human babies I've worked with.

    46 / 5.3 - home last night in the rain
    51 / 11.4 - this morning, damp and cooler at 35F

    Tank is back down a tick to 50.8 / 298 mi.
    F___\_|____E
     
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  18. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    :D
     
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  19. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Excellent!
     
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  20. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Not sure if I'd call that brave or crazy ;). Stay safe.
     
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