agdodgerfan
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List your miles and MPGe

Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:40 pm

I thought it would be interesting to get some comparisons of what people have so far. I am at almost 25,000 miles in 9 months with MPGe of 132.

xylhim
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Re: List your miles and MPGe

Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:15 pm

15277; 134MPGe

scknogas
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Location: San Diego, CA
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Re: List your miles and MPGe

Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:48 am

13239 miles, 122 MPGe (lead foot)

http://www.voltstats.net/SparkEV/Stats/Details/4463
Drive 2014 Spark EV - NoGas since 1/29/14
http://www.voltstats.net/SparkEV/Stats/Details/4463

Drove Volt 645 - NoGas from 1/29/11 to 1/29/14.
Drove 37,015.72 miles, 31,083.80 electric miles. Burned 156 gallons. Lifetime MPG 224.94.

NomadMac
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Location: Marin County

Re: List your miles and MPGe

Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:44 pm

10,430; 147 MPGe

Always drive in L and with DRLs off.

emv
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Location: PDX

Re: List your miles and MPGe

Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:18 pm

10930 / 124 per the OnStar app. Hills don't help. Cold weather doesn't help either. It's still better than just about anything else out there - and more fun than most too.
2014 Spark, 2005 Prius. When we take the Prius we say we're taking the gas hog.

Pawl
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Re: List your miles and MPGe

Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:38 pm

172 / 87 MPGe (per Onstar app)

:o ??

kevin
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Location: Los Gatos

Re: List your miles and MPGe

Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:56 pm

7449miles / 157MPGe (per RemoteLink App)

Average 5.7miles/kWH (4.9miles/kWH for AC power input)

In summer get ~6.5miles/kWH, winter ~4.5miles/kWH

kevin

Pawl
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Re: List your miles and MPGe

Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:05 pm

I've not been reckless in my driving. Anyone have an idea why my MPGe is so low?

Nashco
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Location: Portland, OR

Re: List your miles and MPGe

Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:47 pm

Pawl wrote:I've not been reckless in my driving. Anyone have an idea why my MPGe is so low?
First of all, it's a brand new car! There are several factors that affect the first few hundred miles.

1. Transportation and test drives. These are usually not conservative and will affect the lifetime MPGe until you get more miles on the car to make those few miles negligible.
2. New tires. Brand new tires are quite inefficient. After a few hundred miles the rolling resistance will be significantly improved.
3. New driver. If this is your first EV, you probably haven't become acquainted with what has big impacts on range, such as HVAC use, tire pressures, driving styles, etc. If you care about efficiency, which most EV drivers do, you'll soon learn and improve. Considering you're starting in the winter, you'll see the highest HVAC load and your tires may already need more air, for example.
4. Battery conditioning. The car runs the DC-DC converter at a higher voltage during the first 500(?) miles to be sure that the barely-used-but-calendar-aged 12V battery gets properly charged and conditioned. This is probably minor, but it is still a contributor.
5. Other stuff I probably don't know. ;)

So don't fret. Drive the car for a few months and then start worrying about the lifetime MPGe. Meanwhile you can be trying to learn ways to improve item 3 above to get better trip mi/kWh averages!

For what it's worth if you're comparing the numbers above, my lifetime MPGe shows:

8647 miles
104 MPGe

I've been able to achieve 120 miles on a single charge (~6.6 mi/kWh), so I CAN get good efficiency. However, I've done a fair bit of racing with my car and probably use the heater a LOT more than you California guys, which obviously makes a difference. I also do lots of city driving where I'm not very concerned about efficiency or range because I've got great access to chargers.

Bryce

Pawl
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Re: List your miles and MPGe

Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:16 pm

Thanks for the thoughts and encouragement. I'm not discouraged at this point. Mostly curious and excited about my new wheels. I figure that in four years I will have avoided burning some 100+ barrels of crude oil's worth of gasoline (over 2000 of those), on my short 40-mile work commute. For me it's as much about that as anything else.

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