Month of January 2023 (Nat’l Avg $3.208)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jan 1, 2023.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Happy New Year grinders :)

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  2. litesong

    litesong litesong

    My arthritis has been bugging me the last few days. Try to reduce my meds, but had to take some this morning & tried to get some sleep in the daytime. Did wake up to both 1) pain AND 2) unusual blue skies & the distant wonderful Cascade Mountains. Had to take some aspirin, but I also had to take a drive with the manual Elantra in the excellent weather. The outbound drive was so nice, that I belatedly realized that the pain was reduced….& the drive became even better. After traveling around the valley & returning home, I looked at the Cascade Mountains that had a perfect display of snows & shadows, with the 7-15powerx35mm zoom Tasco binoculars. I noted something I had never realized on Merchant Peak. To the left of the top peak, were 3 (possibly 4, 5 & 6?) pointy crags that looked like giant ascending steps to the top……except that each ascending step was preceded & followed by vertical drops of scores or hundreds(?) of feet!
    Yes, look up Merchant Peak on Wikipedia & see what my binoculars showed. Really…..very spectacular.
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    PS…..Oh, here is Merchant Peak:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Merchant_Peak.jpg
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Back to work today.
    32 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove Village.

    Wind N 3

    33.3 miles, fcd = 56.9 x .943 = 53.6 MPG
     
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  4. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Monday lunchtime we went to a pub for lunch followed by a wander round a garden center, 43°F:
    5.7 miles - 225 Wh/mi or 4.4 Mi/kW
    3.9 miles - 229 Wh/mi or 4.4 Mi/kW
    9.0 miles - 240 Wh/mi or 4.2 Mi/kW

    This morning, back to usual free charger on the way to work,
    12.4 miles - 235 Wh/mi or 4.3 Mi/kW
    28.56 miles added in 56m
    8.9 miles - 228 Wh/mi or 4.4 Mi/kW
     
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  5. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    In New York state, the gas tax holiday ended 12/31/22, so prices suddenly increased about 20 cents a gallon. Actual state tax is about a quarter a gallon, so it's logical to conclude that the price of the actual gasoline went down a little bit. I paid 2.99 at the last fillup and it's now 3.19 at the same station. As of yesterday, I switched from the winter car with snow tires back to the hybrid, which is holding onto trip averages in the 60s even with the Anti Sludge Scream (acronym available at extra cost) that the engine does during each cold start. During the coldest temperatures, covering the first half mile shows a trip average around 10mpg, with the car rolling down the road in EV while the engine runs at high idle to heat the oil and the battery. It's fun to watch the numbers climb as the warmed car covers long distances with the engine off.

    This week will be mostly warm but then the cold returns. For the coldest mornings, I zip the coat up all the way to my nose so I breathe into the coat. Do this and there's no moisture to condense on the windshield and force the use of the defroster. No way I'm going to run the d@mn engine just to blow warm air on glass.
     
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  6. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

  7. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    I may have to try this ;)
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I just don't breathe.

    Today , 37 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove.

    A bit of tailwind is always welcome.
    SW 5

    33.3 miles, fcd = 60.5 x .943 = 57.0 MPG.
     
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  9. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Uh-huh. Where do you reckon the moisture from your breath goes after you've exhaled more than the volume of space between yourself and your coat?
     
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  10. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    It ends up absorbed by the coat and the shirt within. It does a good job of keeping the glass clear, and it moisturizes my torso which helps me to retain my youthful glow. I don't need to worry about crows feet on my clavicles.
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    My clavicles are a lot lower down. Wait.....clavicles ?
    Never mind.
     
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  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Lol
    I definitely had less moisture on the glass but had to release my nose momentarily when approaching roundabouts and junctions to check for traffic!

    Last night, 50°F:
    19.2 miles - 206 Wh/mi or 4.9 Mi/kW

    This morning, to free charger then work,
    12.4 miles - 246 Wh/mi or 4.1 Mi/kW
    31.03 miles added in 1h2m
    8.9 miles - 215 Wh/mi or 4.7 Mi/kW
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 32 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove.

    Wind SW 4

    33.3 miles , fcd = 58.9 x .943 = 55.5 MPG
     
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  14. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, 50°F:
    19.2 miles - 206 Wh/mi or 4.9 Mi/kW

    This morning, to the other free charger not far from my usual one so I could go for a 3.8 mile run round a nearby lake then work:
    12.4 miles - 246 Wh/mi or 4.1 Mi/kW

    32.08 miles added in 1h (it's slightly faster - around 7.5kW compared to 7kW)

    I don't have any visibility of this charger on an App so can't tell if it's in use and there's only one 7kW, the other is a slow mains socket. My usual chargers I can tell if there's one free on an App and there are 4 in total.

    8.9 miles - 214 Wh/mi or 4.7 Mi/kW
     
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  15. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    You must live right since it was available... :)
     
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  16. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    I go early Bill :D
    At the other charger location, the most I’ve seen while I’m there is 2 others charging, normally just the one, a BMW 530e
     
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  17. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I read the following article and found it quite interesting about the availability of various charger types in Norway.

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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 31 deg F in Naperville , 32 in Elk Grove.

    Wind W8

    33.3 miles, fcd = 57.9 x .943 = 54.6 MPG
     
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  19. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, going home via a visit to mum, 52°F:
    19.5 miles - 196 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kW
    2.4 miles - 199 Wh/mi or 5.0 Mi/kW
    Home charge: 59.50 miles added in 1h49m

    This morning, back to usual free charger, 43°F:
    12.4 miles - 234 Wh/mi or 4.3 Mi/kW
    32.65 miles added in 1h3m
    8.4 miles - 210 Wh/mi or 4.8 Mi/kW

    So far this year:
    Free charging - 124.32 miles (67.6%)
    Home charging - 59.50 miles (32.4%)

    Total miles traveled: 163.7
     
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  20. litesong

    litesong litesong

    AAAnnnnnnddd the year is off to a great beginning……
     
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