Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Cadillac, Michigan
January's cost per mile and mpg/mpge/total mpg
Good numbers for extreme cold weather operation.
1 gallon gasoline equals 33.7 kW
Average gas price $2.23/gallon
Electricity cost $0.155/kW
Gas miles: 176
Gas mpg: 10.17 (reflects using remote start, leaving it run while in Subway, etc.)
e miles: 231
equivalent e gallons: 6.5
e mpg: 35.5
Total mpg: 17.1
Avg cost per mile: $0.18
As stated in another post, I have a tach that plugs into the OBD II port, and have observed the following about the engine:
When started cold it runs a 1400 rpm for several minutes, then idles down to 1100 rpm. It never goes below that while running, so remote start, sitting a traffic lights, oil refresh, etc., uses more gas than a "normal" car. However, that 1100 rpm is also turning the small motor (when stationary) so both batteries are being charged.
The highest rpm I've observed is hitting the bottom of the big US 131 grade south of town while in electric mode. The engine fires up when power from the battery is 60kW, and goes to 2400 rpm and stays there until the crest.
Winter's a bitch. My old Traverse would get maybe 10mpg under these conditions, with a per mile cost of $0.22, not a lot higher than the pachy. However, the pachy's heavier, got more room inside, is more comfortable, and has a lot of stuff the Chevy didn't, so I'm happy.
Can't wait for warmer weather and a long trip. (To VA and NJ from Cadillac, MI in March, if everything works out.)
Last edited by 1964Plymouth; 02-01-2019 at 07:20 AM.