Hey Gary, I remember you saying:
Raja, I don't drive to make that silly score on MFM.
and I went and found this exact quote from you above. Now all of a sudden the tune is changing and its getting more important?
Well, here are my scores in the files attached below, I'm sure you'd love to see them
While yes you have #1 in EV ratio, you're not in the top 10 in any of the other ones. Never been there, the P&G must really give you a bad score for renaissance man, I asked to see your driving score out of curiosity, remember?
You were not accused of not being #1, you were told you weren't. Its either you are or you are not. Its there for everyone to see. I was surprised you were not actually, I fully expected you to be since at one point I was #1 in all 3 categories except for the braking one.
The thing about your computer resetting because your fuel is sloshing at 1/4 tank I'm afraid to say in your own words, "you're wrong!" The reason you didn't get logged all the EV miles is the MFM application was upgraded as I told you back last September due to people's complaints to count more than the longest ignition on trip. Its hard for you to go anywhere far on EV, so it will be a looong time before you can get #1 in gas sipper, but the good news is that eventually you will, its like the turtle and the rabbit race, you're always going, but slow as molasses.
Sorry, yes, you are very rude. I read back several different posts and I saw you barking at many people. You even asked Doug if he went downhill when he did that 44 EV mile trip (I didn't even notice that before because I didn't think anything of it), but when I asked Tom a similar question you barked at me and said I insulted him. How can that be? You certainly didn't think you insulted Doug when you asked, did you?
You have proven that you can drive EV only on a car designed to be driven both EV and ICE trips. EV is great around town but when you need to go the distance the engine that you bought with the car is very handy as well and gets good performance in hybrid mode. I use it all the time on long trips, and use EV all the time when I'm here during the winter. You choose to use EV only in that car, ask to have the dealer gas drained, drive the 28mpg car over the 43mpg car so as to not upset your "high" mpg numbers with the Cmax. The only thing that is proven to me is that you indeed bought the wrong car, the Ford Focus Electric would have been a much better fit for your needs, and you could boast about your 100 mile trips on battery and not have to cart around a dead engine all the time in the Cmax. Your most ideal and best logical choice would have been to give the Cmax to Kyle and get yourself a new car of your choice, whether it be the Focus Electric or a Tesla or something EV that you like. The Cmax while a great car just limits you too much with is range since the engine is dead to you.
When you say:
and well over the record Renaissance Man also
No you will never get that, not the way you're driving P&G right now. Check your MFM scores, maybe post them here if you are comfortable with that -- like I said, I'd be interested to see what you're scoring with your P&G technique.
I am not questioning your lifetime MPG numbers. All I said is that your "accomplishment" is not difficult to do, its just everyday driving and anyone can do it as long as they limit their driving experience to EV only. Your P&G skills are not necessary to achieve high MPH numbers, I haven't used much gas this year at all and I've already beat your numbers, so far for 2015 I've burned 0.12 gallons of gas and have gone 670 miles, that gives me 999.9 mpg so I got you beat this year-- see what I mean? Does that make me better than you? Of course not. You'll say but your lifetime average is higher than mine, and I'll say sure it is, but I traveled the country with my car, and you were stuck around Jupiter, FL for the most part except for that painful trip with the kids to burn some stale gas that the dealer couldn't drain out for you and give you in a jug to put in your other vehicle.
I do hope you make #1 in all categories but I find it next to impossible for me to get #1 in braking, unless you're riding the brakes or stuck in traffic constantly, I think its hard to come by. I have confidence you will eventually get #1 in gas sipper. I might take you a couple of years to build up your total miles traveled, but don't add any gas and you will get there. For renaissance man, if I'm doing it then you can definitely do it but you have to change your P&G habit to something else that works. What you're doing now is not working towards that score.
Edited by rbort, 21 February 2015 - 07:06 AM.