Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Apr 30, 2022.
In this country , the dentist would be happy to charge you.
Today , 65 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove.
33.2 miles , fcd = 66.6 x .943 = 62.8 MPG.
Wow! A few of our gasoline stations here in Western Washington are over $5 per gallon……& well over $5. Lots of gasoline stations are $4.999 per gallon & looking to jump over $5.
Today , 52 deg F in Lombard and Elk Grove.
2022 Honda Grom shows 158 MPG on its fcd.
It's a nice little motorcycle.
Going home Friday via another charity shop, 60°F.
18.9 miles - 195 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kWh
Charity shop to home, 62°F:
1.3 miles - 302 Wh/mi or 3.3 Mi/kWh
68.52 miles added in 2'08"
To dentist (parked at mum's house for a charge) and yeah Edwin, we have to pay too but it’s subsidised, 64°F:
4.4 miles - 156 Wh/mi or 6.4 Mi/kWh
9.04 miles added in 55"
Back home, 65°F:
4.4 miles - 266 Wh/mi or 3.8 Mi/kWh
Packed the car, then off to holiday home, 2Up and 2 dogs:
109.4 miles - 185 Wh/mi or 5.4 Mi/kWh - one detour to avoide some bad traffic.
Found out the rate for electricity they charge is a lot cheaper than at home so put did a long slow charge overnight:
157.1 miles added in 16'09" - longest ever charge at over 16 hours!
I may change my charging regime when we go to the holiday home for the weekend.
Instead of charging to 100% at home to get enough range to go to be able to go to work Friday morning, then to holiday home in the afternoon and back on the Sunday making sure I don't go below 20%, I think I will try charging to 80% at home and charge again to 80% at the holiday home.
This will reduce the time the battery spends at 80 to 100% and also reduce the size of the discharge over the whole weekend.
I will still charge to 100% when required but this change should reduce the number of times I do it.
Came home Sunday, 56°F:
105.8 miles - 179 Wh/mi or 5.6 Mi/kWh - average speed 45mph.
To work this morning, raining, 54°F:
19.6 miles - 188 Wh/mi or 5.3 Mi/kWh
Makes good sense.
Today , 53 deg F in Naperville , 51 in Elk Grove. Wind NE8.
33.3 miles , fcd = 62.2 x .943 = 58.6 MPG.
Grom ( 1st tank ) is sitting at 157.9 MPG , 109.9 miles.
Most likely I won't be riding the motorcycle to work too often. Perhaps never again.
Now comes the important question. Can your Grom take a BIGGER, TALLER BACK TIRE? With such, it might break 60MPH!!!!
Today , 58 deg F in Naperville , 55 in Elk Grove. Wind E7.
33.3 miles , fcd = 65.5 x .943 = 61.8 MPG
I just filled up this morning and had to rock the car to stuff the tank to squeeze 11 gallons. Love Korean cars - they go really long distances on 10 or 11 gallons of gas. It lasts me about two weeks.
In other news, a young woman who attends my local church has a Grand Cherokee. She told me she dumped $100 into the tank and it didn't fill it completely. The pump only allows transactions up to $100.
Long story short - I will be meeting up with her very soon for a clinic. She's getting clobbered at the gas station and she's very receptive to learning how to do what we (CleanMPG'ers) do every day.
I already warned her I may be taking a few photos and and bringing along a notepad and pen to collect thoughts and numbers to write an article to share here. She didn't say "no" so I am gonna go for it. A '21 JGC used as a daily driver in 100% stop-n-crawl traffic on the outskirts of New York City. What could possibly go wrong? It should make for some interesting reading...
A fill-up for me is usually 9.5-9.8 gallons and lasts me about
600 miles ( ten days ). I never stuff the tank. I let the pump click off and call it a day.
I will read it !
Learning to improve one's driving habits is a good approach.
A less thoughtful approach is to sell one gas guzzler and buy a hybrid. A bit too reactive to me (like reactions to stock market changes). This family I know went from a RAV4 a few years ago, upgraded to a Highlander, and now because of gas prices, is switching to a used RAV4 Hybrid. They were lucky to get MPG in the teens in their original RAV4, so maybe they had no choice with the Highlander but to take drastic action. Crazy prices on the RAV4 Hybrid, too. They're moving to Florida soon so at least the hybrid should do very well there.
The JGC is a lease - she's only about a year in. Jeep knows what they're doing - they structure their leases so it costs thousands and thousands to get out of one. My friend sells Kia and he said that people come in all the time with the smaller Cherokee/Compass - with the Fiat-chassis and that oddball dog-clutch automatic - and they beg him to get them out of the lease. They're miserable cars. He said it roughly involves prepaying all remaining payments plus the dispo fee and handing the car back to the lender.
Add in the cost of cars these days and you end up needing to dance with the one you brought to the party - no matter how fat, thirsty and money-grubbing they happen to be. And that brought us full-circle back to the CleanMPG Dance Academy, where we can teach them the Traffic Tango that will help minimize the misery of their bloated, impractical, thirsty date.
Ah yes, the "painless" way of leasing... I tried that once, but it worked out fine because it as a very low-cost lease on a Nissan Leaf for 2 years.
Forgot to post this from Tuesday (busy busy)
Back home Monday night - usual detour #2 was very busy according to google maps so tried slightly longer detour #3 (first time in a long time), 65°F.
20.3 miles - 182 Wh/mi or 5.5 Mi/kWh
To mum's (for a charge while I went to a meeting in a pub), 65°F:
4.4 miles - 133 Wh/mi or 7.5 Mi/kWh
22.32 miles added in 2'15"
Back home, 62°F:
4.4 miles - 221 Wh/mi or 4.5 Mi/kWh (this could be the best number I've had on the way back which is net uphill)
To free charger Tuesday morning, went on a canal/lake walk whilst charging, 51°F:
2.8 miles - 140 Wh/mi or 7.1 Mi/kWh
34.27 miles added in 40"
Charger to work, 54°F:
19.2 miles - 197 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kWh
Back home Tuesday night - lots of holdups - satnav worked hard to keep me moving - went on some roads I've never been on before, warm 69°F.
20.1 miles - 188 Wh/mi or 5.3 Mi/kWh
To free charger Wednesday morning, 2+ mile canal/lake walk whilst charging, 51°F:
2.8 miles - 104 Wh/mi or 9.6 Mi/kWh
30.46 miles added in 35"
Charger to work, 56°F:
19.2 miles - 187 Wh/mi or 5.3 Mi/kWh
Back home last night - detour #3, bit of a queue at a crossroads, 66°F.
20.3 miles - 172 Wh/mi or 5.8 Mi/kWh
To free charger this morning, went on a 1.9 mile canal walk, 52°F:
2.8 miles - 139 Wh/mi or 7.2 Mi/kWh
29.51 miles added in 47"
Charger to work, 54°F:
19.2 miles - 187 Wh/mi or 5.3 Mi/kWh
Never had a lease, never will have a lease. That’s because I never had thousands & thousands to give to other people.
When I went to Eastern Washington 2+ days ago, I didn’t need gas. But, I took some gas containers & saved only about 15cents per gallon over the lowest price for gas in Western Washington. Well……gas prices have jumped. The excess gas I did get, is now 30cents to 40cents lower than if I bought gas in Western Washington today. Gas has gone nuts. They say a war makes money for a lot of companies. & that is for sure! Even baby formula is being gouged in price.
Didn't drive Thursday , stayed home to meet plumber.
Today , 64 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove , Wind S8.
35.1 miles , fcd = 71.4 x .943 = 67.3 MPG.
A surprise shortage I encountered in my job. CT contrast for imaging human organs and other internal structures in greater detail than with x-rays alone.
Some people sued Hyundai & Kia for NOT getting the advertised MPG…..& won. But, our advertised 2008 32MPG Accent got as high as 48MPG, our 2013 automatic Elantra just got 41.8MPG, while going over two 4000foot mtn passes, & our 2016 manual Elantra can do even better, even when I skip gears.
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