Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jan 1, 2023.
Today , 25 deg F in Naperville , 26 in Elk Grove
Wind NW 2
33.3 miles, fcd = 55.2 x .943 = 52.0 MPG
I’ve been noting a number of your mid-20’s temperatures. Our temperatures are averaging in the mid-40’s & a few times hit into the 50’s.
I’m assuming your given temperatures are from the early mornings. Man, am I glad I’m retired & don’t deal with those low temperatures so often. Hmmm……I’m thinking of 25degF as a low temperature now. Decades ago, I used to think of teen temperatures & lower as low temperatures.
Yes litesong , the temps are taken when I arrive at work at 5:10 AM.
I mostly don't document my trips home , when I take a no-highway route.
Today , 24 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove.
wind WSW 6.
33.3 miles, fcd = 57.9 x .943 = 54.6 MPG.
Going home Friday lunchtime, 48°F:
19.1 miles - 200 Wh/mi or 5.0 Mi/kW
Went to mother-in-law's house to do some more clearing out, needed to visit two charity shops on the way home to drop off donations:
3.4 miles - 187 Wh/mi or 5.3 Mi/kW
Free charge - 29.79 miles added in 1h49m
0.8 miles - 352 Wh/mi or 2.8 Mi/kW
2.1 miles - 302 Wh/mi or 3.3 Mi/kW
1.3 miles - 235 Wh/mi or 4.3 Mi/kW
Saturday morning, daughter wanted to see some house furniture to get ideas for her new home (moving-in date is some time in June) so parked at usual free charger at a retail park. Had a walk round there (sat on many settees, dining room chairs, and beds) and then walked to the shopping center side for some groceries (I had a $36 voucher to use!), 43°F:
12.4 miles - 235 Wh/mi or 4.3 Mi/kW
64.82 miles added in 2h11m - managed a bigger charge than my usual morning stop-off
12.6 miles - 212 Wh/mi or 4.7 Mi/kW
In the afternoon, we went back to the mother-in-law's again - this time we were clearing out the loft. Came home with a trunk full of stuff, 49°F:
3.2 miles - 161 Wh/mi or 6.2 Mi/kW
Free charge - 23.13 miles added in 1h24m
3.2 miles - 284 Wh/mi or 3.5 Mi/kW
Sunday morning, dropped the bags off at a charity shop as soon as it opened, 44°F:
1.3 miles - 210 Wh/mi or 4.8 Mi/kW
1.3 miles - 302 Wh/mi or 3.3 Mi/kW
Sunday lunchtime, went for a family meal at an expensive restaurant we haven't been to for years, absolutely fabulous meal, 44°F:
6.2 miles - 286 Wh/mi or 3.5 Mi/kW
8.0 miles - 209 Wh/mi or 4.8 Mi/kW (including a drop-off)
To work this morning via free charger, 42°F:
12.4 miles - 234 Wh/mi or 4.3 Mi/kW
29.13 miles added in 58m
So far this year:
Free charging - 271.19 miles (82.0%)
Home charging - 59.50 miles (18.0%)
Total miles traveled: 259.4 (less than range added - my SOC is higher than it was when the year started)
I'm trying to make the most of the free charging until I retire at the end of March. From April I will probably be driving a lot less due to no commute but I will most likely have fewer opportunities to charge for free!
Today , 34 deg F in Naperville , 36 in Elk Grove.
Wind S 5
33.3 miles , fcd = 59.9 x .943 = 56.5 MPG
Since my retirement, I drive more where I want to in my beautiful Washington state, with more time to do so. At least, I hope to. If I can afford a Chevy Bolt with the free charging I hope to do, I’ll travel & explore even more….. if my life doesn’t completely fall apart.
Hmmm…… my lunch today is really good! There were left-overs from our last 2 dinners. Eating some corned beef, cabbage(with vinegar——wonderful), & some mashed potatoes. Yes, my wife is such a good cook, that 2 days later, left-overs are good.
Today , 37 deg F in Naperville , 38 in El;k Grove.
Wind E 2
33.3 miles , fcd = 60.7 x .943 = 57.2 MPG.
Could be worse. It's a long,cruel winter.
I’m not keen on vinegar on food but I used some pickling vinegar last month to make some green tomato chutney from the ones left over in my greenhouse.
Back home Monday, 44°F:
19.2 miles - 206 Wh/mi or 4.9 Mi/kW
To work Tuesday morning via free charger, 41°F:
12.5 miles - 224 Wh/mi or 4.5 Mi/kW
29.70 miles added in 58m
8.5 miles - 254 Wh/mi or 3.9 Mi/kW - 5 minutes later setting off to work - extremely busy - queue, queue, queue!
Back home, 54°F:
19.1 miles - 212 Wh/mi or 4.7 Mi/kW
To work yesterday morning via the other free charger, 41°F:
12.4 miles - 226 Wh/mi or 4.4 Mi/kW
33.32 miles added in 1h1m.
Did a 3.3 mile run and a bit of shopping (coupon time again - $5.40 off this time!)
8.9 miles - 241 Wh/mi or 4.1 Mi/kW - very busy again
Back home, 45°F:
19.1 miles - 233 Wh/mi or 4.3 Mi/kW
To work this morning via usual free charger, mild 51°F:
12.4 miles - 226 Wh/mi or 4.4 Mi/kW
28.66 miles added in 58m
8.5 miles - 180 Wh/mi or 5.6 Mi/kW - still super busy but picked the right lanes!
So far this year:
Free charging - 362.87 miles (85.9%)
Home charging - 59.50 miles (14.1%)
Total miles traveled: 380.0
2023 cost per mile 0.75¢. This is much lower than usual, it probably helps that we're not going to the holiday home until March when it re-opens!
(**edit** missed decimal place off cost per mile )
Generally, I don’t use vinegar much either. But cabbage & beans taste great with some vinegar. Yes, its completely different from my normal additions. I also drink a small dose of vinegar after I heard it was good for your health. But, I don’t do that on a regular basis. Thinking of that tho, I’m going to have a trace right now.
Yeah, keep getting your free charging, for sure.
Ain’t it great when you pick the right lanes!!! Several times I recently picked the right lanes & moved up 10+ car places, each time!
Filled up this morning at Exxon in Elk Grove.
$3.599 for 87 E10
509 miles, fcd = 57.9 x .943 = 54.6 MPG.
Isn't winter wonderful?
Good work, Edwin.
I may be purchasing a 2019 Fit LX CVT tomorrow.
Unless they sell it to someone else tonight.
We'll see what happens.. The car is silver and has !3K miles
and the sweet warranty Honda gives to their CPO cars.
Always wanted a Fit, but never had the money.
PS……If I was going to buy a used car, I would, 1) buy the 2013 automatic Elantra…… that we already own, or 2) buy the 2016 manual Elantra….. that we already own.
Our total cost to buy both Elantras would be….$0.00. However, I do NOT expect repairs will be no more than we already paid over 185,000 miles, which was for 1 rear brake job.
2019 Fit CVT show EPA numbers of 33/40/36. Unadjusted city/highway shows 43.7998 and 58.3993. So expect low 40s in town and high 50s on the highway to start.
I'm not sure if the CVT is flat towable. You'll want to check the owners manual under "recreational towing" to see if FAS is available. Honda's fuel cut is pretty aggressive so you may not need to worry about it.
If the sale goes through: Congratulations and welcome to the Club Of People Who Bought A Car During The "Shortage" And Made The "Shortage" Even Worse. I am also a proud member.
That same Fit in Mass would cost over $20k. Insane prices still...
Now could be a good time to buy a new Tesla Model 3 if in the market for one. New lower prices and possible tax incentives make it quite attractive compared to a couple of weeks ago.
Lightyear 2 looks interesting for 2025. No specs and no idea if the company will make it that far.
Today 40 deg F in Naperville , 41 in Elk Grove.
Wind SE 11
33.5 miles , fcd = 59.3 x .943 = 55.9 MPG.
Yeah, the biggest (really big!) monetary & percentage Tesla cuts are for the expensive models, giving the rich big cuts, even so some rich people will get gov’t incentives if they will lower themselves to go slumming. Tesla throws a bone to poorer people giving marginal cuts on cheapest Tesla cars. Still, the promised $35,000 Tesla that only lasted a week or 2(?), ……with the present price reduction is still in the mid-$40K’s bracket.
Meanwhile, GM dealers are pushing Chevy Bolt prices upward, believing that the gov’t tax incentives belong to them, instead of the people who buy GM Chevy Bolts.
Tesla doesn't care about the poor , litesong.
Get over it.
It is good to bring the poor to remembrance. It is NOT our duty to get over it. As long as Tesla & others show they don’t care for the poor, it is good to point to such neglect. Of course, most areas of society don’t care about the poor…… which is ALWAYS good to point out.
It appears that Musk, after strongly connecting to “don’T rump” & re-pubic-lick-uns, has made pricing “cuts” that make “don’T rump” & re-pubic-lick-uns happy.
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