Top 20 - MPG Record Holders

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Fuel Economy' started by F8L, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. markabele

    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    it was a joke in reference to him using good LRR tires
     
  2. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    No, Sage! If we do that then we need to add mpg back in for my high avg. mph :p
     
  3. tedjohnson

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    I find with a mix of driving some local, some up and down hills , and some highway, my mph per tank seems to come out around 40 mph, which is a mix of real world driving for me. I don' t drive in circles at 20 mph, I don't go over 60 mph, and in the summer my pump mpg's around 62. Add in winter in New England with snow tires on, and cold weather, and pushing slush, and my LMPG over 45,000 miles is 57 mpg. Just trying to compare apples with apples .....OK course if you drive 25 mph back roads for a tank with few stops and warmup starts you will do a lot better than that.
     
  4. ufourya

    ufourya We the People

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    IMG_3375 (800x409).jpg IMG_3380 (800x413).jpg O.K. I accepted the challenge F8L posted in the Prius c fuel economy forum. The gauntlet was thrown down and my fearless little c, 'stub,' picked it up.

    I made some rookie mistakes including not checking/upping tire pressure (although when last adjusted - 40/38) and not topping the tank off at the beginning. Otherwise, I think 800+ miles are possible even with the stated 9.5 gallon tank.

    OEM Tauranzas on OEM steel wheels - 15"
    Temps ranged from 80 - 100+ (summer)
    No AC (some sweat)
    ECO mode, although I usually don't use it

    Driving techniques - coast as much as possible while maintaining some semblance of momentum the rest of the time. Stay out of the red
     
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  5. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    Umm I think that qualifies as a total smack down! Ugg

    Great work! :)
     
  6. ufourya

    ufourya We the People

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    Gracias. Now the qualifier:

    Not topping off at the beginning (1 click) but foolishly sort of doing so at the end (2 clicks) at different pumps (but the same station, if that counts:) ), cost me some MPGs as calculated. 8.59 gal 82.2 calculated. This is more than my usual 2 MPG overstatement from the computer. So I figure somewhere near 84 is closer to the truth.
     
  7. fuzzy1

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    Wow. The gravity assist method I used to get 91 mpg over 100 miles isn't even remotely useful for your 700 miles. Now I'm way behind.
     
  8. Codyroo

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    Ufourya!

    Awesome tank! I suppose CR would find some way to give it a backhanded compliment.
     
  9. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    He even beat Jason Holder's 81-82ga tank!
     
  10. walter Lee

    walter Lee Hypermiling Padawan

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    Excellent.
    Now - you have only to posting your tank/mileages on fuelly.com and your journey will be complete....

    You will be the Great Lord of PriusC - Destroyer of Bell Curves :)

    When someone ask you what is best in life you can say...

    "To ignore overpriced gas stations, To see gas guzzling drivers pay so much more for gas, and to hear them lament about high gas prices!" :p
     
  11. Codyroo

    Codyroo Senior Member

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    Justin,

    I need you to update my high score.

    [​IMG]

    Also, I'm claiming style points for the 7 pips on the battery bar!

    Calculated MPG was 67.4 mpg (11.16 gallons). These tires don't even have 4,000 miles on them.
     
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    Amazing!!!
     
  13. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    You JUST squeaked past Walter! Hmm now you are too close to my number for comfort. :p

    Congrats, bro!
     
  14. Codyroo

    Codyroo Senior Member

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    You need to update your number on the list. You have 71.5 on the list, but your photo shows 71.7 mpg.
     
  15. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    I was sandbaggin'. ;) LOL
     
  16. walter Lee

    walter Lee Hypermiling Padawan

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    Congratulations!
    7 pips on the battery bar plus nice average @35 mph! (y)
    Verrry nice indeed. ;)

    How much of that was highway miles?
    What was your tire pressure settings?
    Were you using E10 or 100% gas?
     
  17. Codyroo

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    Thanks Walter!

    After posting up, I realized just how close our numbers were (with me squeaking ahead). I don't think I'll be able to hold it long before you blast past it.

    My typical commute is about 80% highway (let's see, commute is 34 miles, it's 2 miles of surface streets to the freeway and 1 mile of surface streets at the end. But, I typically see about 3-4 miles of slow and go traffic in the process, so 6 - 7 miles of "surface street like traffic" (at normal commute hours and commute conditions) out of 34 miles. I do two trips to my parent's house (which lowers my MPG's) per week as well as the occasional weekend errands (which also lowers my MPG's). I had one or two less trips to my parents and I did a bit of walking instead of driving on the weekends, which helped the overall value.

    Tires are set at 44 PSI fronts, 42 PSI rears (Max PSI and Max PSI - 2 PSI) for my Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires.

    E10 gasoline.
     
  18. walter Lee

    walter Lee Hypermiling Padawan

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    Aaahh ...Michelin Energy Saver A/S :love: nice.
     
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    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    He cheats! ;)
     
  20. Codyroo

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    A fine set of tires so far! They were outperforming my worn 2/32 Yokohamas (same tires that you have) the moment they were put on and are even better now that they have worn a little.
     
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