88 mile commute and MPG in cold at high speed

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  1. Mark Schneider

    Mark Schneider Junior Member

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    5EECCC1C-5E1D-4F12-A366-6ADC4D363AB3.jpeg This morning was my lowest trip MPG commuting to work. I was very late instead of leaving early so I can drive “efficiently” and it was 33 degrees when I left.
    Speed and temp clearly play the largest role in this case...
    The cold is outside my Control regrettably but leaving early and driving slower certainly seems to make a difference.
    Sharing my MPG log for fun.
    Thinking of adding an average speed column .. hmm
     
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    Wow, I do not envy your commute but I am getting something similar. I have only a 30 mile 1 way commute and was getting 30 miles per charge in the Summer/Fall but am down to around 22 now that the temps drop (I am in Maryland get to work at 6:30am before the sun heats things up). I am getting between 60-68 MPG on my commute home (without the EV battery being charged), driving fairly normally (for a DC area driver).
     
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    77123DEE-2D7E-43DB-BEEE-47A5A53907D2.jpeg 947514C3-556D-4E5E-ACF8-399AEBA041B6.jpeg Thanks for the reply. That does make sense. I love the avatar by the way haha.
    Two trips similar temp, but different average speed. I think being in a rush in the cold is a rough combo !
     
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    Oh wow, that speed makes a huge difference.
     
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    I also drive 89 miles r/t for my work commute, and our ambient temps are somewhat similar. I drive in 40s F one way and 20s F the other this time of year. For now r/t MPG is 85- 90 mpg, but dropping as the winter progresses.

    Sounds like we have the same car ;-)
     
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    Does that mean the roads were still dry? Wet or snowy roads will take an additional toll in fuel.
     
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