mpg at one year mark

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Fuel Economy' started by wilco, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. wilco

    wilco New Member

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    Well, I've had the Prius for one year now and here are the numbers -

    odometer 9669 km / 6008 miles
    total fuel 496 l / 130.8 us gallons

    5.1 l/100km / 45.9 mpg

    The averaged figure for the mfd displayed mileage was 4.96

    My daily drive to work was about 6 km (~4 miles) on city streets, and the longest distance I've ever driven the car (one leg of continuous driving) is about 120 km (approx 75 miles).

    The average temps were

    spring 13 C / 55 F
    summer 17 C / 63 F
    fall 11 C / 52 F
    winter 5 C / 41 F

    with one cold snap where the temps were below freezing for about a week.

    As far as driving technique goes, I do pulse and glide, and don't accelerate toward red or soon to be red lights, but if I'm cold I'll use the heat, and if I'm hot or the windows are fogged due to humidity (at or near 100% in this neck of the woods for most of the year) I'll use the a/c. If I'm in a hurry, I may drive a little faster than I should.

    I've been running tire pressures of 38/36 psi.

    So not stellar by any means, but pretty good considering all of the short trips.
     
  2. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    wow. My calc'd average to date is 5.1L/100km (4.93L/100km according to the MFD).

    This is my one year stats back on 25th October 2005

    Annual Summary:

    Total cost of fuel for one year is $822.69
    Total cost of maintenance is $74.85

    Total amount of fuel used: 949.277 litres
    Total kilometrage: 18870.5km

    Lifetime Average: 5.0L/100km or 47mpg US or 56.4mpg Imp. or 20km/l
     
  3. Frank Hudon

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    that's excellent for here! Wife's car is a lot worse than that. Many short trips, with just enough time between to cool the ICE and thereby get really crappy mileage. I just wish they'd flatten Boundary Road from Lougheed to Marine Way. That would put me in the 4's easily. I just get into S4 and then start the climb up to 47th where it flattens out to slight down hill all the way to Marine. When I retire I'll spend more time trying to get really great mileage, now I just use it to get to work as fast as everybody else. IE: Speed
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    first year I spent $627.16
    second year $625.24
    average cost per L first year 79.18
    average cost per L second year 91.70
     
  4. Tideland Prius

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    I don't :p. I use Boundary Rd as a place to recharge when I go down to Marine. I always get 7, sometimes 8 bars.
     
  5. hdrygas

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    Well you say you have moved west. Is this west as in the flatlands of the great prairie, or like west where some "real" (no offence to those of you who live in the east) hills not to mention mountains? I guess that your miles around Chi town are good. Now you have a mark to start the second year. Keep on Keeping on!
     
  6. wilco

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    Oh yeah, here are the rest of the numbers...

    total cost of fuel = $424.47 cdn
    average price per liter = $0.856
    total maint cost = $0

    I'm also getting a "hybrid discount" on my insurance of about $100/year. Don't really get the logic behind that one, but who am I to look a gift horse in the mouth :D

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Frank Hudon @ Apr 17 2006, 07:43 PM) [snapback]241288[/snapback]</div>
    LOL! How about a tunnel?

    Overall, I'm pretty happy with those results considering all of the short trips. I don't go up the big hill on Boundary much, but I do go over to the north shore a fair bit, so I've seen first hand that only a fraction of energy expended climbing can be recouped descending.

    I've recently moved farther from work so my mileage numbers should improve - yet ironically, I'll be consuming more fuel overall.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(hdrygas @ Apr 17 2006, 08:44 PM) [snapback]241320[/snapback]</div>
    Actually I moved waaaay west (and north)... Vancouver, BC, Canada.
     
  7. Frank Hudon

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(wilco @ Apr 18 2006, 11:34 AM) [snapback]241600[/snapback]</div>
    I do Boundary Road out and back every working day. I'd take a tunnel a cut and cover anything to get rid of the ridge that runs across town east to west. If I want a full battery I go up to SFU and ride the brakes to the bottom. It's at 80% BSOC for sure Either one. So you coming down to Lacey?? that would be a good run to blow out the carbon. Hey both of you!
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Frank Hudon @ Apr 18 2006, 07:46 PM) [snapback]241882[/snapback]</div>
    I would, if I weren't working that weekend :(
     
  9. Frank Hudon

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(wilco @ Apr 19 2006, 12:28 PM) [snapback]242225[/snapback]</div>
    Dang! we need more to show up and prove that Hybrids are just normal cars!
     
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    @Frank: I think I'll be coming.

    @wilco:
    As for my 1yr (last month)
    Total cost of fuel +maintenance for one year is $1226.41 (1373 CAD)

    Total amount of fuel used: 360.146 gallons (1 363 litres) ($1.007 $/l avg)
    Total miles: 16444 (26464 km)

    Lifetime Average: 45.652 mpg US (54.83 Imperial)
     
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