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Electric/Gasoline Tracking? / Results for first "month"


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#1 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 06:45 AM

Hi everyone! Picked up a 2017 Energi Titanium around the 18th of March. I decided to "top off" the tank to see what my total energy/gasoline usage was. I'm still confused as to how best to track my total fuel economy since Fuelly doesn't have an option to include two different fuel types, I calculated it manually.

 

Using the E10 equivalent of 32.78 kWh/gallon, actual MPGe is listed below
 
273.2 miles
39.3 kWh used = 1.2 gallons equivalent
2.511 + 1.2 = 3.711 gallons equivalent
 
273.2 miles / 3.711 = 73.62 MPG
 
In my area, electric is currently running around 5.21 cents per kWh. This means that over the 273.2 miles I used $2.05 in electricity and used 2.511 gallons of gasoline at $2.739 for a total cost of $8.93. 
 
But, I wanted to see if there is a better way to track the usage so that it calculates everything automatically so that I don't have to do all this work?








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#2 OFFLINE   Billyk24

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 08:18 AM

Read some of the posts on how to drive this vehicle and you might decide to run the engine more often than you are now doing. 



#3 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:48 AM

Do you have a link to specific topic that I should read about it?



#4 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 06:31 PM

Man Ohio is CHEAP!  5 cents per kwh on electricity?  Wow.  Here in MA its more like 22 cents per kwh before the additional tack on fees but I'm lucky I got solar so I don't have to pay anything.

 

Also gas is cheap in Ohio, you guys got it made there :smile2:  When I drive to Indiana with my Cmax, it gives me the luxury to skip all the gas stations in CT, NY, and PA and wait until I get to Rootstown, OH to fill up.  

 

Like Billy said, try not to drive the car as if its an EV car with no engine all the time.  You can stress and wear out the battery much quicker than normal.

 

-=>Raja.


Edited by rbort, 30 March 2019 - 06:36 PM.


#5 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 02:07 AM

Rootstown is about 10 minutes from my house :)

 

Ah okay. I'll keep that in mind. How often should I be using the engine? My commute to work is 5 miles.



#6 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 07:31 AM

Oh great!  Next time I go to Indiana in late July maybe I could meet you for coffee or something to say hello.  

 

If your commute is only 5 miles then use the EV, but don't drive fast on EV on the highway its harder on the battery.  Always try to park in the shade especially in the summer months.  Also try to not recharge the battery several times a day and drive all EV all the time.   Read my posts about it here, I've posted alot about how to take care of your HVB.  Its essential that you do not stress it or overheat it otherwise the capacity will go down quickly.  My car is 2 years old now but the battery is still like new, can put out 5.5kwh per charge before going into the hybrid portion.

 

-=>Raja.


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#7 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 07:48 AM

Thanks! I'm not sure how many kWh it takes to charge yet. It was owned by FoMoCo themselves, so who knows what it was used for. Seems to be in relatively good shape though. And, I already use EV later when driving for longer distances / higher speeds, that's one of the things that I've learned from reading the forums so far. A lot of useful tips to be had.



#8 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 07:53 AM

If you want you can call me I can tell you alot, would be quicker than all the typing and reading.  It will be alot to absorb but at least you will learn quickly how to avoid damaging the battery so you can keep the car for many years.  Its the best car I've own and the most efficient, I love the long range also as I do travel with it up and down the east coast often during the summer months.

 

You can PM me and we can trade numbers or whatnot.

 

All the best,

 

-=>Raja.


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#9 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 12:18 PM

Did a "full" charge today. From 10% to 100%. Says it took 4 hrs 7 minutes using the 120 charger. Is that a good amount?



#10 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:04 PM

Not so good, from there to full should have been closer to 5 hours.  But you can check it next time if its in the hybrid portion should be somewhere in the 5:30 +/- 15 minutes or so depending on the battery condition.

 

On the lighter side of things today, I filled up gas and recharged the battery and got a very very nice range, see below.  That's why I love this car so much, like I said before, it can make it from Boston to Ohio on that same tank!!

 

-=>Raja.

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#11 OFFLINE   Allornothing

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 10:31 AM

Holy Heck, that's an awesome number Raja!


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