Cold and lousy mileage I do't think so.

Discussion in 'Gen 1 Prius Plug-in 2012-2015' started by kurbmaster, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. kurbmaster

    kurbmaster Junior Member

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    I finally bought a new car 2012 plug in prius on Dec 11th and have been paying attention to what this forum has put out.

    Just put gas in my tank for the first time after the dealer filled it up. Went 630 miles and put in 8.8 gals after the gas pump clicked off at 8.6 gals. Didn't want to squeeze fuel in but wanted to see what it would take after my reserve started flashing. I guess I have about two gallons left like this forum said. Well my commute is 10 miles each way and I can only charge at home. 33% was ev mode and I saved 5.7 gals of gas according to the gauge.

    Works out to be about 71.5 miles per gallon and I couldn't be happier. This is in the winter time in upstate NY. If I get better mileage in the summer the scooters I used to get 70 mpg will be given to my son and I'll just ride my big motorcycles for pleasure. I like the car but it is like an appliance, but nothing like driving an appliance back and forth to work that is so efficent. On trips I find it comfortable and I have been getting 52mpg in gas mode only in these winter temps.
     
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    excellent! i'm about to fill mine and i'll be thrilled if i do that well, tho i don't expect to.
     
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    I didn't bother recharging the other night during our snowstorm, so I left the driveway with zero EV miles available, heated seats on, full blast defrost (set at 76deg), rear defroster on, wipers on, headlights on, etc... pretty much all the electrical goodies on. Still got 56mpg at the end of my 6+ mile trip to the in-laws house during a snowstorm with temps at 32 deg.
     
  4. john1701a

    john1701a Prius Guru

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    MPG varies quite a bit. My efficiency is all over the place...

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    ...but it's still consistently higher than what a regular hybrid could deliver.

    I'm quite pleased with the results.
     
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    3PriusMike Prius owner since 2000, Tesla M3 2018

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    John,
    This is interesting data. But without knowing how much you charged (in kwh) and how many miles you drove each month it could be misleading to some people. If you had a pretty consistant number of miles per month and about the same kwh per month then your monthly numbers would be a good apples to apples comparison.

    Mike
     
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    john1701a Prius Guru

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    There's no such thing as consistency. The demands of real-world cause quite a bit of variety. We've observed that over and over again for more than a decade. The only sense of any pattern is stepping back to look at annual consumption of the same driver from year to year.

    I do have plenty of detail though... which proves the initial summary graph serves its purpose... to compel those seeing it to ask for me. The spreadsheets on my website provide daily detail.

    This is the measure for each tank so far:

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    lensovet Not your typical youngin :)/BP Brigade 207

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    just curious John, why the low EV miles in April? Just 26 miles in the 4/20 and 4/21 tanks?
     
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    lensovet Not your typical youngin :)/BP Brigade 207

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    also, I guess the 9 miles on the 4/21 tank came from regen? You have 0 kWh for both the display and measured.
     
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    That's called vacation.
     
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    retired4999 Prius driver since 2005

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    Oh! You get to take trips also! Great Scott! Thanks for the info John!
     
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    You are averaging about what I am averaging for Mpg's where I also live in upstate NY--upstate meaning near the Canadian border. The temps here lately have been in the teens, and WITH STUDS and LARGE HUNKIN' SNOW TIRES, I'm still averaging 52 mpgs. I am VERY pleased w/ my new plugin! :) I know you will enjoy your new vehicle...I think it's a super car! Just curious---what color did you get?
    Be well,
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    It would be interesting to convert gallons of gas to BTUs and kwh to BTU, sum and calc the miles/BTU (or essentially MPGe by converting back to gal of gas equiv).

    Mike
     
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    I got the blizzard pearl white.

    Sorry about the title it is supposed to be "I don't think so" You guys are smart enough to figure it out. Some impressive mpg and stats by all of you. I'm glad that all of you have been so informative. It has helped me out a lot.
     
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    now it's forever etched in threadland:cry:
     
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    Even MPGe or miles/BTU is somewhat limited. Cost per mile is what most people are interested in, and would need to be contextual within a time frame and region for comparison.
     
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    KurbMaster,

    Welcome.
    Where in Upstate NY are you?
    I hope you're more North than Poughkeepsie !!!
     
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  18. Jonas Studebaker

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    I agree. The experiences of participants here is widely varied, but with enough background info, it all can be instructive. My odometer recently passed the 5000 mile mark (see image), and I was thrilled that only required 105 gallons of fuel. Compared to lots of the participants on this blog, that might be considered lousy. (But my 2010 Tacoma got half that much MPG!) I'd like to do a little better on my EV to HV ratio, which is at a pretty steady 5% / 95% but I'm going 75 mph on the highway pretty much all the time. IMG_1731.JPG
     
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