Another World Record 1,460 miles/tank

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Fuel Economy' started by ken1784, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. ken1784

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    Hi all,

    I'm pleased to report that a Japanese Prius driver, [email protected], achived 2,349 km/tank (1,460 miles)!!!
    The computer mileage is 41.4 km/L, 97.4 mpg.

    The previous record was 1,456 miles/tank achieved by Teddy_Girl.
    http://priuschat.com/index.php?showtopic=23380&hl=

    His basic technique is the Pulse and Glide. His home road is relatively flat, two lanes and some signal stops.
    Please note that Japanese Prius tank has no bladder and can hold up to 60 liters, 15.9 US gallons.

    [email protected]

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    WOW.

    That's a distance roughly from New York City to about the middle of Nebraska.
    (Lincoln was too short and Denver was too far)
     
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    Holy hell. I'd be happy if I could get 500.
     
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    Well, as ken mentioned, no bladder and bigger tank, so they do have some advantage. Still, 97.4mpg is impressive. Not gonna happen on my terrain though, so for everyone who's been waiting for me to break the world record, I officially give up as of now.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Ichabod @ Sep 2 2006, 09:21 PM) [snapback]313312[/snapback]</div>
    Quitter! :p
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Ichabod @ Sep 2 2006, 10:21 PM) [snapback]313312[/snapback]</div>
    I'm still going to go for it! :D next year maybe or the year after that. It all depends on if everything lines up. Find a good long flat ~40mph road, Weather, getting time off from work, ect... B)
     
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    They don't have a bigger tank though. It's the same 45 litre tank (or so it's officially listed). The reason that they can fill more is because the rear left side of the car is raised.
     
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    What utter Crud! I can't believe someone gets 90!! Ack! Poor hack like me get's only 45mpg ARgh! @$%@#!!
     
  9. molgrips

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    What about national records?

    I claim the UK record at 537 miles per tank :) The furthest I've ever driven on one tank of fuel - by a slim margin. Computer said 59.4 mpg.
     
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    I regularly get 600+ from my Prius 2 (no bladder, I assume) in the summer (not bad for an 11 year old car?).
     
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    Yeah the bladder was specific to the North America market to fulfill emissions requirements and get that AT-PZEV certification.

    600 miles to a tank is pretty damn good. I don't even get 600 miles on my Gen 3 (and obviously Gen 2). My record is 595 miles. I'm usually in 400 mile range, maybe 500 during the summer. (this is the low fuel light so I can probably do another 60-100 miles beyond that - that's how I got my record)
     
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    497 miles here, I so want to break the magical 500 barrier...
     
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    Okay, who in the UK wants to challenge me to 650 miles on a tank, before the end of summer?
     
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    @ken1784 Any new records for the 4th Gen Prius?
     
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    Where do I get one of these 15.9 gallon tanks and will they fit into a 2004 sold in the US?
     
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    I’m with you. That extra tank space would allow me to go all week without having to fill up. I could do it with my 93 Camry but that’s the only car I could ever do it with.
     
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