Week of April 30 to May 6 (Nat’l Avg $2.811)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night on my own, less traffic an hour earlier so got to motorway, excellent run, sunny 60°F, 12mph tail/crosswind SW:
    51.0 / 21.6

    Best day total for the commute since Sept 2016 :D: 51.4 / 43.4 miles (after calculated deduction of 5.4% off FCD numbers)


    This morning back to 2UP, sunny 50°F, 8mph cross/headwind SSW:
    50.1 / 22.5 - another 50+ commute :) - a slow truck on first section actually helped my efforts


    Tank up 0.4 at 46.6 (FCD 49.1) / 324.8 / Range 310 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG up 0.3 at 48.0 / DTE 280

    Half tank @ 362 miles
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I think I had my best day for this commute earlier this week. But as weather gets better ,
    I'm sure I'll beat that. Today the wind was ridiculously helpful. SSW19. Even though I made
    lots of mistakes , and had some aborted glides , I still ended up with 15.5 miles , 80.17 MPG.
    I filled up on the way : 664.7 miles / 9.672 gallons = 68.72 MPG. Fcd read 73.4.
    This never happened before , but when I got to work 4.4 miles later , fcd read 99.9.
    Sure , I've had some 99.9 trips before , but I usually never fill up this close to work.
    We'll call that 92.9 MPG , 4.4 miles.
     
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Wow. Fantastic work both of you!

    I am satisfied with my results here in challenging conditions. That means the highway. This car and this driver both struggle on highway drives.
    50.2 / 41.7 - straight from work to a bee meeting in the next town
    53.2 / 42.9 - home late

    55.8 / 11.4 - school and work this morning

    Tank is up to 50.5 / 421 mi, and down to 3/8 full.
    F____|_/__E
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Here's my strategy for highway driving :

    Pray for a tailwind.

    If that doesn't work , DWL within your comfort zone.
     
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  5. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    My hat's off to anyone who gets better than 50 MPG on the highway in an ICE car.

    You're doing great, too, Edwin. It's not cheating if you're getting close to the century mark in a hybrid.
     
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  6. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    I won't be doing much reporting, but here's a recent sample for the Bolt.

    Sat: 23.2 mi 5.1 mi/kWh (some high-speed highway)
    Sun: in wife's Prime; didn't log (lots of high-speed highway)
    Mon: 37.4 mi 4.4 mi/kWh (lots of high-speed highway)
    Tue: 10.3 mi 5.4 mi/kWh
    Wed: 12.9 mi 4.7 mi/kWh
    Thu: 69.9 mi 4.2 mi/kWh (lots of high-speed highway)

    4.2 mi/kWh is probably close to the long term average over a thousand miles. I've charged several times at the DC fast charger, but the charging rate has been below 30-35 kW and mostly about 25 kW, so quite safe for the battery.

    Lots of miles driving for real estate sales, my very part time 2nd job...


    Edit: for reference, 100 MPG is just a hair under 3 mi/kWh
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I was able to do it. Once. In my 2008 Civic LX 5AT. A round-trip from my house to my sister's ,
    125 miles away. Speed 50-60 MPH , very light use of A/C ( Kelly in car ) , warm and dry conditions.
    About 51 MPG , according to my dialed-in SG.

    I haven't really taken the Prius on the highway very far.

    Bill , nice numbers on the Bolt !
     
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  8. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    Above 75 F, light (less than 5 mph) headwind, target 65 mph, I can beat 50 mpg on the highway. A/c set to a reasonable temp (78) has little effect on mpg.

    Gen X civic sedan is at or near the top of the aerodynamic heap, imo.
     
  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Something the Fit is definitely not, being tall and square. No way can I do that kind of speed for decent mpg. I'm about 50 mpg @ 50 mph.
     
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  10. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    My Mazda did that by a small margin regularly if kept under ~55 mph or so in warm weather. That's for both long-distance mostly-Interstate trips, and medium distances on local two-lanes. (I'm not sure what "on the highway" means any more; apparently something other than the literal meaning.)
     
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  11. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    On the highway... yes that's a rather loose phrase. It's up to each of us to decide what we consider highway...

    For me and in my region, I mean the divided, limited access roads that are usually labeled as interstates, but other limited access roads that are of similar setup would count as well. Our PSLs are mostly 65 MPH on the interstates; the state highways are usually posted at 55 MPH, but the prevailing speed is 60-65. If you can get away with slower speeds, more power to you.

    I dislike the interstate highways with higher PSLs. It makes it really unsafe to try anything slower, especially when there is a large volume of traffic and slower vehicles can cause unnecessary blockages for the majority. Such are the highways I take when driving to the SouthEast or to the MidWest, when I don't have the luxury of time to take secondary routes. I usually try to find a pack of vehicles traveling 60-65 when the PSL is 70. I don't always succeed. I'm usually good about staying out of the faster vehicles' way.
     
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  12. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    I took my oldest son and his wife to the airport in my wife's 38/43 mpg city/highway rated 17 Sonata Hybrid Limited this afternoon. 25 percent urban (city and suburban secondary streets) and 75 percent extra urban (I-5 Interstate) with maybe 12-miles of that stop and crawl on the 5.

    2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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    58.1 mpg over 78 miles - 56.3 mpg over 79 miles actual.​

    The pic quality sucks!!! :(

    Wayne
     
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  13. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    You've been spoiled, my friend
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I define "highway" as........... a road where the engine never shuts off.

    Yesterday after work , did about 60 miles at about 69MPG.
    Today , 57 deg F , wind SSW5. 15.4 miles , 81.65 MPG.
    Tank is at 64.7 miles , 73.28 MPG.
     
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  15. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    Today, 81 deg, no A/C just vent fan, 3 to 5 mph headwind, set the cruise control at 65 mph, light rolling hills (+/- 50'). Zeroed out trip A and went for 23 miles. 55.5 mpg on afc display, Actual should be 54.9 mpg.

    /91 EO, tires at 40 psi.
     
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  16. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Saturday , coming home from work at noon : 15.4 miles , 76.07 MPG.
    Rode the Trek a total of 33 miles Saturday and Sunday.
    I did not drive after 12:40 PM Saturday.
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Nice trip, Carcus. I don't think my car will do that.
    But not sure, as I don't go that fast.
    E0 = cheating ! I'm just jealous we can't buy it here.
     
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  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    My "highway" was 2-lane roads with traffic, about half 55 mph limit and half 70 mph limit.
     
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  19. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Going home Friday lunchtime, 2UP, 63°F, 9mph tail/crosswind WSW:
    46.2 / 22.2

    Tank steady at 46.6 (FCD 49.1) / 391.1 / Range 255 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 48.1 / DTE 258
     
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