Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Aug 1, 2021.
Welcome to the grind
Thanks for starting our engines , Gord.
Today it was 59 deg F in Northbrook , 57 in Elk Grove.
17.2 miles , fcd = 67.8 x .943 = 63.9 MPG.
Today 60 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove.
35.2 miles , fcd = 67.9 x .943 = 64.0 MPG.
Sitting at between 3/4 and a half. Just a hair over 400 miles on this tank. An indicated 59.2 MPG
Cool! Never been on a ride since I quarantined myself.
Today it's 62 deg F in Northbrook , 63 in Elk Grove.
17.2 miles , fcd = 69.5 x .943 = 65.5 MPG.
You seem to have that commute dialed in, Edwin.
I don't like my results , but going to work in the morning has more
"urgency" than going home , with an average speed 0f 29-30 MPH.
Going home to Aurora in the afternoon ( no highway ) my average speed might only be 20.
Today , 72 deg F in both Naperville and Elk Grove.
35.2 miles , fcd = 69.0 x .943 = 65.1 MPG.
With 2 weeks/4 days of commutes, my efficiency is all over the place, as are my routes. Relaxed driving, but moving with traffic speeds.
summary: 4 days of commutes, 43-50 MPGe/day, 0.6-0.8 gallons/day .05-.08 egal/day, 34-40 miles/day including errands
note: .08 egal is a little over 2 1/2 kWh
Today , 72 deg F in Northbrook , 70 in Elk Grove.
Didn't drive all weekend. Going to Diane's Saturday was a decent trip.
17.9 miles , fcd = 81.3 x .943 = 76.7 MPG.
Today , 17.2 miles . fcd = 71.7 x .943 = 67.6 MPG.
Must be nice seeing 80s in the fcd.
Yeah ! Doesn't happen too often these days.
August 1 - back home from vacation, 55°F:
49.7 (FCD 52.3) / 103.3 - yet another different way to avoid the worst of the traffic
Wednesday, to a local car dealer to have a sit in a Tesla Model 3 and arrange a test drive:
45.2 (FCD 47.6) / 2.8 - some awful roadworks took ages to get through with multiple stops/starts
40.7 (FCD 42.9) / 4.2 - avoided the roadworks which were even worse going the other way!
Friday, back to car dealer to have the actual test drive - drove the Long Range - absolutely excellent EV - I really want one now! I love the minimalistic dash, the tech, the one foot driving, etc.
57.6 (FCD 60.6) / 2.8
46.5 (FCD 49.0) / 2.8
Back to work Monday morning, motorway route:
51.8 (FCD 54.5) / 21.5
Going home last night, non-motorway route:
50.5 (FCD 53.2) / 19.6
Back to work Monday morning, motorway route:
54.2 (FCD 57.1) / 21.6
Tank up 8.5 at 47.1 (FCD 49.5) / 223.2 / Range 470 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG up 7.7 at 43.8 / DTE 37
Lost pip 1 (of 8) @ 132 miles
I’ve actually caught up!
Pre road trip fill up in the Camry. My running theory is that the fuel tank might be the same size as the traditional Camry. I was still at just over half a tank of gas, and yet the fill up took 8.336 gallons, which would be around half a tank for the regular Camry
58.8 MPG indicated
56.3 actual / 58.8 = 4.25% offset
One foot driving ? Really , Gord ? That's what all the leadfoot
automotive journalists rave about. I don't get it.
Today , 74 deg F in Naperville , 73 in Elk Grove.
This tank is at 652 miles , fcd = 70.2 x .943 = 66.2 MPG.
Yeah Edwin, the one foot driving as they call it is brilliant! I did the whole test drive just using the accelerator apart from pressing the brake at the start to put it in D and the same when I got back to put it in P. When you lift off there is a serious amount of regenerative braking going on, putting juice back into the battery - so much so that I reckon for the most part you wouldn't need to use the brake at all - love it!
Tuesday evening, non-motorway route, bit busier:
46.6 (FCD 49.1) / 19.8
Yesterday morning, motorway route:
51.7 (FCD 54.5) / 21.5
Last night, non-motorway route:
46.9 (FCD 49.4) / 19.6
This morning, a couple of right foot moments to get through some traffic lights, motorway route:
51.4 (FCD 54.1) / 21.6
Tank up 0.3 at 47.4 (FCD 50.0) / 305.6 / Range 370 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG up 1.5 at 45.3 / DTE 310
Finally dragged this tank up to show 50mpg on the FCD!
Lost pip 2 (of 8) @ 230 miles
Lost pip 3 (of 8) @ 305 miles
Doesn't that make it a little more difficult to glide ?
Today , beautiful weather. 75 deg F in Northbrook , 74 in Elk Grove.
17.2 miles , fcd = 73.0 x .943 = 68.8 MPG.
Filled up at a strange ( not familar ) gas station yesterday.
656.2 miles , fcd = 70.1 x .943 = 66.1 MPG.
$3.459 per gallon.
Found this on a forum “You will get worse mileage pulse and gliding with an EV. The electric resistance of the motor windings, batteries, wires and connectors leads to a loss of power that is the square of the current passing through.
Accelerating as slowly as possible, and maintaining the desired speed will get you the most range. While you maintain a constant speed the motor will draw very little power.”
Lots of conflicting options out there!
Gord, I think you have the driving instincts to do really well in the Model 3.
For the coasting part, it would be more convenient and maybe a little less tiring to have a coast mode. Maybe it does? I have read of some Tesla drivers using neutral coast. I'd like an EV to have a neutral coast-like toggle on the steering wheel.
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