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How to Drive a CMAX Hybrid/Energi to get Great Gas Mileage

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#161 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:38 PM

You Tube views are up to 5032 now.smile.png

 

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#162 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:50 PM

Paul:

 

Did you hear that by Feb 20th you have to have a 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of views in a year to get paid, otherwise no google pay.

 

I realize you're trying to push videos for profit, but please, enough here.  Can you go advertise elsewhere and let this thread and your other one fall off instead of keeping pushing it every week?

 

-=>Raja.


Edited by rbort, 23 January 2018 - 09:50 PM.


#163 OFFLINE   Joshg678

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 06:36 AM

I think he's trying to keep it at the top so new people see it.  Maybe it should just be sticky?



#164 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:04 PM

Paul:

 

Did you hear that by Feb 20th you have to have a 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of views in a year to get paid, otherwise no google pay.

 

I realize you're trying to push videos for profit, but please, enough here.  Can you go advertise elsewhere and let this thread and your other one fall off instead of keeping pushing it every week?

 

-=>Raja.

I never had any expectations of doing any advertising, just want New Members to know there are ways to improve MPG's with very little effort which means I need to update the thread so they will see it.  This is obviously working with the number of views going up about a hundred per week. :smile2:  It would nice if you could see an improvement in CMAX MPG's on fuelly.com, atleast mine keeps going up. :smile2: 

 

Paul 



#165 OFFLINE   elnene2k

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 05:22 PM

Tried to open the video link on previous page but got nothing...

#166 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 03:17 PM

Tried to open the video link on previous page but got nothing...

I tried it and it works for me, I wonder if you have something keeping you from Linking up with You Tube. You can search on You Tube for MR CMAX or CMAX great mileage.  :smile2:

 

Paul



#167 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:07 AM

Went to Columbus, GA yesterday afternoon to bike ride the Riverwalk.  It's about 69 miles from Newnan, 70*F , averaged about 65 mph on I-85/ I-185 with good drafting partners, 550 ft. drop in elevation and got 59 mpg. Coming back averaging about 70 mpg and not much drafting got 49 mpg.  Sure is nice having the warmer temps.smile.png

 

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#168 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 08:17 AM

Couple of days ago we made our usual trip up to North Atlanta to see New Grandson up I-85/I-285.  It's about 50 miles each way, temps 77*F going up, AC on half of the time Wife was getting hot.smile.png  Speeds were 80 mph to stop and go for accident , took about 15 min. longer than usual, started with 56 mpg on tank average ended with 55.9mpg. Going Home temps down to 70*F, speeds 75 mph to 60 mph and ended with 56.1 mpg, sure is nice to have warmer temps.smile.png  My MPG's HWY are only a few mpg less than City. yahoo.gif​ BTW You Tube views are up to 5,600 and hopefully CMAX/FFH MPG's will be going up on fuelly.com. this Summer.smile.png

 

Paul  


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#169 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:48 AM

I went to Deltona, FL and back yesterday (930mi., 14.5hrs. temps 34*F to 73*F) got 50.2 mpg at the pump(Fuelly.com average) and still averaged 60mph with some stop and go FWY traffic., most of the time 70+mph. I just love to drive this car. smile.png YouTube views are up to almost 6k now and it seems that alot people are buying used CMAX's. yahoo.gif 

 

Paul



#170 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 08:05 AM

Just filled up and got 51.7mpg with 90% HWY, some cold and rainy conditions, curious to hear what others are getting with their Grill Covers on this Winter.  YouTube views are up to 6200 now. smile.png

 

Paul



#171 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 06:45 PM

With temps in the 65 - 80*F range we are in the best MPG range for the CMAX Hybrid and FFH now.  Here is my last trip to N. Atlanta and my tank fill up.

Trip going up temps 78*F, little tailwind and speeds 75 - 65mph.

Trip going back temp 73*F, little head winds and speeds 70 - 60 mph less drafting.

Actual MPG for tank 56.6 mpg and almost 800 miles.smile.png  

YouTube video views up to 6500 now.

 

 

I use Fuelly.com to keep track of my fillups and gas mileage.  I use GasBuddy.com  to find the best gas prices which you can save 10 - 20%.smile.png

 

Paul



#172 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 03:16 PM

Posted Today, 05:51 PM

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And it went up again smile.png , I think I will hit 50 mpg by the end of Summer.  And 193k miles too. YouTube views upto almost 7k :smile2: .

 

Paul

Edited by ptjones, 23 April 2018 - 05:52 PM.

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#173 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 01:30 PM

Made trip to Cleveland, OH and had a tall wind  on I-75/I-71 and got 60.4 miles/ 551.7 miles on Smart Gauge. You Tube views upto 7211. smile.png

This is FUN!yahoo.gif

 

Paul



#174 OFFLINE   RubyMax

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 05:36 PM

attachicon.gifCleveland trip.JPG

Made trip to Cleveland, OH and had a tall wind  on I-75/I-71 and got 60.4 miles/ 551.7 miles on Smart Gauge. You Tube views upto 7211. smile.png

This is FUN!yahoo.gif

 

Paul

Welcome to The Northcoast of America !!


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#175 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 08:25 AM

Went to see Ceramic Expo at Cleveland International Exposition Center on Wednesday and it was Hotter there (84*F) than it was in Atlanta (80*F). drop.gif  Quick trip, up one day and back the next, 12.5 hrs. each way, 2 tanks 26 gal., 1425.6 mi./ 54.8 mpg average. smile.pngpost-143-0-20597900-1525623714_thumb.jpg

 

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#176 OFFLINE   spirilis

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 12:10 PM

Ceramic expo... that sounds cool in a geeky way. What kind of stuff did you learn/get out of the expo?

#177 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:16 AM

Looking for Furnaces to make glass or companies to make my special glass. :smile2: 

 

Paul 



#178 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:55 PM

post-143-0-13818700-1526486071_thumb.jpg Well we went up again. yahoo.gif  Only .2 mpg to 50 mpg average. You Tube video views upto almost 7k now.smile.png

 

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 06:58 AM

You Tube views are up to 8232 now. My Life Time Score just went up to 49.9mpg and my Fuelly for the last 10 fillups with a trip to NY and Austin, TX is 55 mpg. This shows what kind of gas mileage you can get if you use the info from My 3 You Tube videos plus the warmer temps.smile.pngAttached File  LT49.9MPG.JPG   84.77KB   0 downloads

 

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#180 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:17 AM

Hi Paul:

 

You should check your RAFE screen in the ET test menu and see what it says there.  Below is mine.  58.6mpg in warm temps driving around Boston area.  If I fill up the tank I'll get 820 miles range, right now I have 766 range I've used up about 1 gallon, 0.97 gallons according to the trip meter the tank was full before yesterday.

 

Pictures below to show all this:

 

First picture is the trip meter from last night. mpg net of 121mpg including about 2 full charges.

 

ET screen running average fuel economy, hold down left OK button while powering up, look for ET in top left screen, let go of OK button when you see ET.  Scroll through the screens to get to RAFE.  Paul, take a picture of yours and post it here.  I'm getting 58.6 mpg driving around in summer temps of 70's yesterday.

 

Remaining range of 766 miles after burning 0.97 gallons yesterday.  Range is RAFE x 14 gallons ( if full tank).

 

Fuel burn on trip A from the ET screen.

 

Trip A distance from the ET screen.

 

Trip 1 (A) from the external normal user screen.

 

Trip 2 Lifetime summary for me, I never reset it since day 1.  Notice trip meter runs a little faster than odometer, its logged 0.3 miles longer in 18652.8 miles.  Trip 2 miles in the left corner rolled over once already.  EV miles have rolled over several times, I keep track.  77.7 is lifetime average for this car, 1338 is lifetime Kwh taken out of the HVB.  53 hours rolled over several times, let me pull up my spreadsheet and give you actual info for this:

 

Just attached it below.  In short:

 

18652.8 miles driven, 

12838.2 EV miles (rolled over a dozen times)

68.8% EV to ICE ratio

77.7 mpg lifetime

1338 Kwh taken out of HVB

853:24:06 hours driven since brand new off lot.

 

Its all there for all you guys to see, this is what I get out of this car.  Many people won't get this sort of performance, you have to be anal about things to maximize the EV and ICE performance like Paul does.  I don't have any mods on my car, it is stock as is and I can get those numbers with mine.  Its all in how you drive the car.   EV range varies with speed.  In Boston in city streets with speeds less than 35mph, I'm getting 36 miles.  I use the engine at all speeds faster than 40 when there is room to run (storrow drive, 93, mass pike, etc) and on hills in the city if the engine is warmed up already -- switch to EV later, fire it up to climb the hill, switch back to Auto just before the summit and off the gas back in EV mode.

 

Edit:

 

Just added trip 2 from ET screen showing lifetime of gas burned at 239.85 gallons.

Take 18652.8/239.85 and there is your lifetime of 77.7686 mpg shown in the trip 2 screen.

 

-=>Raja.

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