GetOffYourGas wrote: NeilBlanchard wrote:
DesertDenizen wrote:5.9? And I thought I was good at 5.2. I need to up my psi for my tires.
I am still at 5.9 miles per kWh, and it briefly went up to 6.0. The other thing I do to save energy, is I coast in neutral whenever possible, and using D/B when I need to slow down. The Ecopias coast as well or better than any tires I have owned, which means that once you learn to ecodrive, you can get much longer range most of the time.
My commute is ~27 miles round trip, and I often charge once every 4 days.
IIRC, you are in Mass, right? What are you seeing for typical winter driving? What about during the deep freeze last February? I was barely getting 2.0 miles/kWh with the temperatures below 0F.
Yes, I am in Massachusetts, and I think the worst we saw last winter was ~402 Wh/mile, so 2.48 miles per kWh. We typically only use the heat when the windshield needs to be cleared; and use the seat heaters and the steering wheel heater when we are not warm enough in our winter clothing. Keep in mind, this is actual
energy usage, and it uses a corrected distance - the dash meter is about 20-22% higher.
Here is my energy log: http://ecomodder.com/forum/em-fuel-log.php?vehicleid=8730
I have Nokian Hakka R2 winter tires which are as low rolling resistance as the stock Ecopia tires. They are also excellent winter tires, so slippage is minimized.