Month of May 2021 (Nat’l Avg $2.899)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, May 4, 2021.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, non-motorway route, then a detour to avoid a massive queue followed by a visit to a shop, some heavy rain, tailwind W4, 52°F:
    44.8 (FCD 47.2) / 23.5

    This morning, motorway route, headwind W6, 45°F:
    50.4 (FCD 53.1) / 21.5

    Tank down 0.4 at 49.7 (FCD 52.3) / 340.3 / Range 350 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG down 0.5 at 51.3 / DTE 354

    Lost pip 3 (of 8) @ 318 miles
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Last night and this morning , no highway.
    Weather was and is perfect ( Sorry Gord ).
    64 deg F in Northbrook , 65 in Elk Grove.
    Going south this morning , 17.2 miles ,
    fcd = 72.4 x .943 = 68.3 MPG.

    Going north yesterday with wind from the south , 18.4
    miles, fcd = 75.7 x -.943 = 71.4 MPG
     
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  3. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    It must have been a conspiracy, Gord.
     
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  4. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Felt like it Bill :rolleyes:

    Last night, non-motorway route, with a detour to avoid 4-way temporary traffic lights, mostly tailwind WNW6, 59°F:
    47.4 (FCD 49.9) / 20.4

    This morning, motorway route, mostly crosswind SSE9, 45°F:
    55.7 (FCD 58.6) / 21.5 - one of the few times I've got to work with FCD showing over 70mpgUK.

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    Tank steady at 49.7 (FCD 52.4) / 382.2 / Range 310 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 51.4 / DTE 314
     
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  5. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    G'day grinders. it has been a while and I see that Pale has dropped off due to working from home and trips to Dallas. I can understand. Since moving and working from home full time (started be for everyone else thought it was cool to do), The Fit didn't get that much use, but we are holding it back for one the kids to use for their first car. It was not a great highway runner as Andrew found out with CC, but still not too bad at EPA or just above. Last year after a few trips to corporate I wanted to also get a better highway car for MPGs as we were being asked to come back once a quarter. I started looking and was keeping and eye out for a used Prius or Ioniq. March 2020 I bought a NEW 2020 Ioniq. After that trips were cancelled back to corp, but I was happy with my purchase. I have had only 4 fill ups since purchasing it with and avg of 54.6 MPG over 1961 miles.

    1st fill - 48.46 MPG
    2nd fill - 59.40 MPG
    3rd fill - 56.21 MPG
    4th fill - 52.55 MPG

    Many of these tanks have had a large chunk used for highway driving (greater than 60%). It has been excellent on the highway at posted speed limits with CC, it seamlessly goes from ICE (recharge/drive) to BEV (drive) and back again as needed and at highway speeds is mid 50"s all the way. Also, much more comfortable on the long drives. All the safety features are nice as well.
    In town is great as well, to get it in battery mode and cruise around for a while without the ICE running is great and can post good numbers. But once the ICE is back on to recharge it starts sinking those numbers.

    Keep up the good work guys.
     
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  6. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Cool, Jason. Nice to hear first hand info on the Ioniq. Congrats!
     
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  7. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Great to hear from you Jason. Keep up the good work with the Ioniq :cool:
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 81.9 MPG on the fcd. That's all I got.

    And good to hear from you, Jason. I wanted an Ioniq , but had some doubts about the DCT.
    But the warranty is pretty generous compared to some others. I'm still interested in an Ioniq
    PHEV , but they don't want to sell it in the MidWest.
     
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  9. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    My sister picked up a 2021 Sonata Hybrid Limited (EPA 45/51) at the end of March. MPG since driving off the lot was in the high 40s. Not bad for low tire pressure and "not yet broken in". I told her to wait a little bit for the tires to break in before setting them to Proper Inflation Pressure. ;-) A couple of weeks ago, I pumped up the tires from 32 to 50. She sent me this photo last night, and I'm guessing she's pleased with what the HSH can offer, even in the hands of someone who doesn't give a rodent's rectum about changing their driving techniques to improve fuel economy.

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  10. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    With many hybrids these days, they are marketed to the regular drivers as the systems in them are performing what we here are doing daily to get better MPGs. These cars just do it for you now. That being said, i'm not saying that there is not room for improvement (as there always is). Once she starts to see the high numbers and longer times between fillups, she start changing slowly. That I think is the point these car makers are trying to get at, is to teach us how to drive more efficiently. But only if the drivers are willing to use the feed back from the car. I love the Hyundai Hybrids as you can drive them like normal cars. The Prius is just a little different and takes some adjusting to.
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    What's a "normal" car ? I kinda forgot.
     
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  12. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    A "normal" car is one that has only one battery that contains lead. Many also have frivolous frippery like racing stripes and wings or wheels larger than 15 inches in diameter. They can also be festooned with silly plastic nameplates bragging about engine size or combustion chamber shape. If you see a pickup truck that has more than a foot of ground clearance, illegally tinted windows, and off-road lighting fixtures that are improperly wired, you know that the chrome plastic "HEMI" plastered all over the place stands for Halfsize Emasculated Male Inside. That is most definitely a Normal Car. We see them all the time at the Shell station, adding another 20 gallons to get them through the rest of the week.
     
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  13. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    "adding another 20 gallons to get them through the rest of the week." - don't you mean the rest of the DAY.

    Normal as in, get in and put into to D and drive.
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 54 deg F in Northbrook , 55 in Elk Grove.

    17.2 miles , fcd = 69.8 x .943 = 65.8 MPG.
     
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  15. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    It takes me over a month to use 20 gallons :p

    Friday lunchtime, motorway route, raining, cross/tailwind SW17, 52°F:
    49.6 (FCD 52.2) / 21.5

    Friday afternoon to hospice to visit Father-in-law, 2UP, 55°F:
    57.4 (FCD 60.5) / 10.6 - great run :D

    Going home via a shop my wife wanted to visit in the wrong direction through stupid traffic :rolleyes:, 56°F:
    45.8 (FCD 48.2) / 11.8

    This morning, motorway route, mostly crosswind SSW9, 52°F:
    49.6 (FCD 52.2) / 21.5

    Tank steady at 49.7 (FCD 52.3) / 496.2 / Range 175 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG down 0.4 at 50.7 / DTE 191

    Lost pip 5 (of 8) @ 453 miles
     
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  16. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today in the Civic. 69 deg F in Naperville , 71 in Elk Grove.
    35.1 miles , fcd = 51.6 x 1.021 = 52.7 MPG.

    I will be selling this car sometime in June.
    It is a 2014 Honda Civic LX , maroon/red , 5MT , 89K.
    It's been fun , but it's expensive to register ,insure , maintain
    and repair two cars.
    A license plate sticker in this lovely state now costs $151.00.
     
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  17. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, non-motorway route, raining, took a detour to avoid the now regular massive queue at the temporary 4-way traffic lights near home, tailwind W7, 56°F:
    47.3 (FCD 49.8) / 20.5

    This morning, motorway route, some rain, headwind W9, 46°F:
    50.9 (FCD 53.6) / 21.5

    Tank down 0.2 at 49.5 (FCD 52.1) / 538.2 / Range 125 . Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG down 0.1 at 50.6 / DTE 147

    Lost pip 6 (of 8) @ 537 miles
     
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  18. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, non-motorway route, temporary traffic light detour again, tailwind W9, 61°F:
    46.9 (FCD 49.4) / 20.2

    This morning, motorway route, head/crosswind NW5, 46°F:
    51.5 (FCD 54.2) / 21.5

    Tank down 0.1 at 49.4 (FCD 52.0) / 579.9 / Range 75 . Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG down 0.2 at 50.4 / DTE 104
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2021
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  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Prius would not start this AM. The 12 volt battery is dead or low.

    The 1st battery in this car lasted about 3 years , looks like the 2nd one did also.

    Crap. At least I have another car so I could get to work.
     
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  20. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    The ol' red Civic saves the day, making the sting of insuring/registering/maintaining it a bit more bearable.
    Maybe later this year, Santa Claus can bring you one of those little Lithium Ion jump packs that can be used to wake up a sleepy car battery.
    The 12v isn't cheap (AGM battery) but it's pretty easy to install. And then your HEMI (Hybrid Electric Motor Integrated) will be back out on the road in full force.
     
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