Month of August 2021 (Nat’l avg $3.173)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to the grind :D

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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks for starting our engines , Gord.
    Today it was 59 deg F in Northbrook , 57 in Elk Grove.
    17.2 miles , fcd = 67.8 x .943 = 63.9 MPG.
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today 60 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove.
    35.2 miles , fcd = 67.9 x .943 = 64.0 MPG.
     
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  4. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    Sitting at between 3/4 and a half. Just a hair over 400 miles on this tank. An indicated 59.2 MPG
     
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  5. Dorean Clarke

    Dorean Clarke Well-Known Member

    Cool! Never been on a ride since I quarantined myself.
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today it's 62 deg F in Northbrook , 63 in Elk Grove.
    17.2 miles , fcd = 69.5 x .943 = 65.5 MPG.
     
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  7. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    You seem to have that commute dialed in, Edwin.
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I don't like my results , but going to work in the morning has more
    "urgency" than going home , with an average speed 0f 29-30 MPH.
    Going home to Aurora in the afternoon ( no highway ) my average speed might only be 20.
     
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 72 deg F in both Naperville and Elk Grove.
    35.2 miles , fcd = 69.0 x .943 = 65.1 MPG.
     
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  10. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    With 2 weeks/4 days of commutes, my efficiency is all over the place, as are my routes. Relaxed driving, but moving with traffic speeds.

    summary: 4 days of commutes, 43-50 MPGe/day, 0.6-0.8 gallons/day .05-.08 egal/day, 34-40 miles/day including errands
    note: .08 egal is a little over 2 1/2 kWh
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 72 deg F in Northbrook , 70 in Elk Grove.
    Didn't drive all weekend. Going to Diane's Saturday was a decent trip.
    17.9 miles , fcd = 81.3 x .943 = 76.7 MPG.
    Today , 17.2 miles . fcd = 71.7 x .943 = 67.6 MPG.
     
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  12. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Must be nice seeing 80s in the fcd.
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yeah ! Doesn't happen too often these days.
     
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  14. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    August 1 - back home from vacation, 55°F:
    49.7 (FCD 52.3) / 103.3 - yet another different way to avoid the worst of the traffic

    Wednesday, to a local car dealer to have a sit in a Tesla Model 3 and arrange a test drive:
    45.2 (FCD 47.6) / 2.8 - some awful roadworks took ages to get through with multiple stops/starts
    40.7 (FCD 42.9) / 4.2 - avoided the roadworks which were even worse going the other way!

    Friday, back to car dealer to have the actual test drive - drove the Long Range - absolutely excellent EV - I really want one now! I love the minimalistic dash, the tech, the one foot driving, etc.
    57.6 (FCD 60.6) / 2.8
    46.5 (FCD 49.0) / 2.8

    Back to work Monday morning, motorway route:
    51.8 (FCD 54.5) / 21.5

    Going home last night, non-motorway route:
    50.5 (FCD 53.2) / 19.6

    Back to work Monday morning, motorway route:
    54.2 (FCD 57.1) / 21.6

    Tank up 8.5 at 47.1 (FCD 49.5) / 223.2 / Range 470 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG up 7.7 at 43.8 / DTE 37

    Lost pip 1 (of 8) @ 132 miles

    I’ve actually caught up!
     
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  15. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    Pre road trip fill up in the Camry. My running theory is that the fuel tank might be the same size as the traditional Camry. I was still at just over half a tank of gas, and yet the fill up took 8.336 gallons, which would be around half a tank for the regular Camry
    469.0 Miles
    8.336 Gallons
    58.8 MPG indicated
    56.3 actual / 58.8 = 4.25% offset
     
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  16. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    One foot driving ? Really , Gord ? That's what all the leadfoot
    automotive journalists rave about. I don't get it.

    Today , 74 deg F in Naperville , 73 in Elk Grove.
    This tank is at 652 miles , fcd = 70.2 x .943 = 66.2 MPG.
     
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  17. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah Edwin, the one foot driving as they call it is brilliant! I did the whole test drive just using the accelerator apart from pressing the brake at the start to put it in D and the same when I got back to put it in P. When you lift off there is a serious amount of regenerative braking going on, putting juice back into the battery - so much so that I reckon for the most part you wouldn't need to use the brake at all - love it!

    Tuesday evening, non-motorway route, bit busier:
    46.6 (FCD 49.1) / 19.8

    Yesterday morning, motorway route:
    51.7 (FCD 54.5) / 21.5

    Last night, non-motorway route:
    46.9 (FCD 49.4) / 19.6

    This morning, a couple of right foot moments to get through some traffic lights, motorway route:
    51.4 (FCD 54.1) / 21.6

    Tank up 0.3 at 47.4 (FCD 50.0) / 305.6 / Range 370 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG up 1.5 at 45.3 / DTE 310

    Finally dragged this tank up to show 50mpg on the FCD!

    Lost pip 2 (of 8) @ 230 miles
    Lost pip 3 (of 8) @ 305 miles
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Doesn't that make it a little more difficult to glide ?

    Today , beautiful weather. 75 deg F in Northbrook , 74 in Elk Grove.
    No wind.
    17.2 miles , fcd = 73.0 x .943 = 68.8 MPG.

    Filled up at a strange ( not familar ) gas station yesterday.
    656.2 miles , fcd = 70.1 x .943 = 66.1 MPG.
    $3.459 per gallon.
     
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  19. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Found this on a forum “You will get worse mileage pulse and gliding with an EV. The electric resistance of the motor windings, batteries, wires and connectors leads to a loss of power that is the square of the current passing through.

    Accelerating as slowly as possible, and maintaining the desired speed will get you the most range. While you maintain a constant speed the motor will draw very little power.”

    Lots of conflicting options out there!
     
  20. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Gord, I think you have the driving instincts to do really well in the Model 3.

    For the coasting part, it would be more convenient and maybe a little less tiring to have a coast mode. Maybe it does? I have read of some Tesla drivers using neutral coast. I'd like an EV to have a neutral coast-like toggle on the steering wheel.
     

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