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 Post subject: mpg on long trips
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:52 am 
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Seriously considering a phev but a little confused about range and have been told different things.

My main daily use is the school run totalling around 40 miles per day and happy that I will make significant savings

However I am informed by the dealer for a run of say 200 miles I would achieve around 80 mpg combined electric/petrol and yet on a utube video it says around 40 mpg.

Can anyone enlighten me on what the true mpg would be approx.

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 Post subject: Re: mpg on long trips
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:37 am 
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After I run out of electricity my hwy gas usage is around 7L/100km.


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 Post subject: Re: mpg on long trips
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:35 am 
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You will get better results if you don't let your battery go flat, when you are on faster roads and going over about 45 mph on a light throttle the car will go into parallel mode. If you now press the charge button it will put charge back into the battery (try and keep the battery between 1/3rd and 2/3rd charged) When you have to slow down such as in a built up area just switch the charge off and use some of that almost free electricity, then when your speed increases again hit the charge button again and put a bit more back in. Try and judge it so that you arrive home with the battery empty. On a long run, if I am gentle with my right foot and stick to the speed limits I always get 40 to 42 mpg and when you are using the last of the battery at the end of the journey you will see the average fuel consumption improving even more. I regularly arrive home having achieved 50 to 52 mpg. :D


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 Post subject: Re: mpg on long trips
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:30 pm 
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No way you would get 80 mpg on a 200 mile run if you only charge once. You are right to be sceptical. Even a regular 40 mile round trip isn’t optimal for this car. Have you considered a full ev?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:32 pm 
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I have made several 240 - 300 mile trips with a 2018. Outbound starting with a full charge I get about 35 mpg for that distance. If I can't charge before the return, I get about 30. About half of the miles are at 70 mph, half at 60, with a little stop and go in town.

My daily commute is 32 miles, and I have made it all electric with no a/c or heat, and staying off the highway. Highway use and hvac yield 55-75 mpg.

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 Post subject: Re: mpg on long trips
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:11 am 
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200 mile run will give you 38 to 42 mpg. At 70mph definitely 38


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 Post subject: Re: mpg on long trips
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:16 am 
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Davejay wrote:
You will get better results if you don't let your battery go flat, when you are on faster roads and going over about 45 mph on a light throttle the car will go into parallel mode. If you now press the charge button it will put charge back into the battery (try and keep the battery between 1/3rd and 2/3rd charged) When you have to slow down such as in a built up area just switch the charge off and use some of that almost free electricity, then when your speed increases again hit the charge button again and put a bit more back in. Try and judge it so that you arrive home with the battery empty. On a long run, if I am gentle with my right foot and stick to the speed limits I always get 40 to 42 mpg and when you are using the last of the battery at the end of the journey you will see the average fuel consumption improving even more. I regularly arrive home having achieved 50 to 52 mpg. :D


Can we please not US or IMP gallons in these discussions? I'm assuming your 50mpg is Imperial? Ahh ... at least L/100km is the same everywhere ... expect that some countries use km/l. Gotta keep some confusion going :)


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 Post subject: Re: mpg on long trips
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:33 pm 
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We have 2 threads with the same title, "mpg on long trips". If we follow the title, replies must use mpg but to add the suffix gall.US or gal.Imp. will be better.


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 Post subject: Re: mpg on long trips
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:28 pm 
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mellobob wrote:

Can we please not US or IMP gallons in these discussions? I'm assuming your 50mpg is Imperial? Ahh ... at least L/100km is the same everywhere ... expect that some countries use km/l. Gotta keep some confusion going :)


Certainly not after 29th March! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: mpg on long trips
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:56 pm 
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Hypermiler wrote:
No way you would get 80 mpg on a 200 mile run if you only charge once. You are right to be sceptical. Even a regular 40 mile round trip isn’t optimal for this car. Have you considered a full ev?
Cheers
H




Would love a full EV but haven't seen anything that feels big enough for me - I'm 6ft 2in and quite broad and have 2 young children with one needing a push chair. Tthe only EVs in my budget are a bit on the small side unless you know of anything larger.

Thanks for your comment


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