Prius - Chicago to New York on a single tank Wayne's Progress

Discussion in 'Fuel Economy' started by bestmapman, May 19, 2008.

  1. donee

    donee Well-Known Member

    Let's see,

    578 mi / 71.4 mpg is 8.1 gallons. Plus 2.6 is 10.7 . Sounds about right for a 45 degree Fahrenheit fillup.

    Its going to be very very close.
  2. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    I calculate that he has ~212 miles left to go. I routinely go 100 miles or more on the flashing pip alone. I think he's got it.

    SuperHighwayMode really rocks!:woot:
  3. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Have not said much because of work, but have been tracking this.

    Guess it all depends on how much the bladder held.
  4. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    This is going to be a real nail biter. I just got off the phone with Wayne. He has gone 692 total miles. He has 103 miles to go and 1 PIP showing just turned to one PIP and not flashing.

    MFG 70.5 MPG SG 71.2 MPG

    What does everyone think is he going to make it.
  5. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    It will be close...just do what Dan did at HF 2007 at the end. :D
  6. Fluxuated

    Fluxuated Well-Known Member

    Inside joke? What did he do?
  7. ATL

    ATL Well-Known Member

    Wayne, Wayne, he's our man, if he can't do it no one can!
  8. jamtee

    jamtee Well-Known Member

    I like he will make it!!!!!
  9. donee

    donee Well-Known Member

    Hi All,

    Different Prius have different flashing pip characteristics. Some will go 100 miles, others 2 .

    692 - 578 = 114, or 57 miles per pip. 578/71.4 = 8.095 ga. 692/70.5 = 9.816 ga. (9.816 - 8.095)/2 = .861 ga / pip . 103/.861 = 119.6 mpg required to finish. He can only do it with a 40/25 mph pulse and glide to the finish. Unless the last pip has more gas.
    Last edited: May 20, 2008
  10. laurieaw

    laurieaw Sorceress of the North

    ack, my nerves are shot. will CBS be covering his arrival live?
  11. JimboK

    JimboK One owner, low mileage

  12. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    I think Wayne is mentally calculating this one out...692 miles on 9.9 gallons or less....if he has 1.4 gallons left - he's made it.
  13. SlowHands

    SlowHands Hypermiling Ironman

    I think any of us that know him can hear these words: 'Trust me on this...'
  14. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

  15. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    Here's the latest satelite image just downloaded from space.

  16. Fluxuated

    Fluxuated Well-Known Member

    HAHAH! Nice, thanks for posting Jim.
  17. donee

    donee Well-Known Member

    Hi Delta,

    I edited in some additional stuff into that post. The final 3rd and 2nd pips are pretty consistent, but different than the average. I have never tested the 1st pip. But from PriusChat owners comments, its all over the place.

    He got 57 miles per pip. And the other math shows 66.2 mpg on the last two pips. Hopefully he can find a slow and go route the rest of the way.
  18. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Why would Wayne be pushing on the right-side - this is not England.

    Anyone that remembers the Top Gear episode, this beats Jermy's Edinburgh to London trip in a diesel Audi, and he did not do badly.
    Last edited: May 20, 2008
  19. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Oh come on, Ken -- I had to climb for a little bit!! ;)
  20. donee

    donee Well-Known Member

    Hi All,

    One positive, he should be descending to the coastal plain now.

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