How many gallons per fill-up do you dare

Discussion in 'Toyota Prius Plug-in' started by Ichiro, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Ichiro

    Ichiro Member

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    I've been getting about 7.5 to 8 gallons per fill-up...

    At which point does the the low fuel warning indicator light up? About 2 gallon left (out of 10.6)?
     
  2. iRun26.2

    iRun26.2 New Member

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    I haven't filled up yet, but I thought the tank could hold 10.9 gallons.
     
  3. Tracksyde

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    I drove 2 more days after the last bar started blinking (with maybe 10 miles of HV at most, I'm guessing). When I filled up, it clicked off around 8.8 gallons. I filled it to $40 (trying to keep the number even since I'm using my $100 gas card I got from Dianne! thanks!), which came out to 9.1 gallons

    I think filling up 9 gallons or so is good for me. I used to fill up my last car before the light even came on (which was maybe 4 gallons left in a 19.8 gallon tank).

    I also thought the PiP tank was 10.6 gallons (and the regular Prius has a 11.9 gallon tank?)
     
  4. ukr2

    ukr2 Active Member

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    I thought Fuelly planned to add kWh entry?
    What are the Leaf and Volt users using?
     
  5. Tracksyde

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    There's a thread in the Fuelly forum that is discussing the kWh issue. Im not actually following it. Like a few others on Fuelly, I just noted my EV/HV ratio and their respective consumption (kWh and gallons) in the notes section. I'm actually surprised there are so few Prius on Fuelly in general.
     
  6. alfon

    alfon Senior Member

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    In our Prius when the pump first click off you can still nurse
    another 2 full gallons in the tank with fuel being visible at the
    top of the filler neck.

    I know this is not good practice but if you have a long drive ahead
    with not many gas stations or many with gas over $5 per gallon
    it may not be such a bad idea. Thats an extra 100 miles
    which is a long way when you think about it...
     
  7. DonVentura

    DonVentura SoCal Prius Driver

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    I drove around one more day after last bar was flashing. Today I put in 9.95 gallons, that's the most I've ever put in.