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Efficiency log for: Electric Festiva - 1990 Ford Festiva L
  • Lifetime Fuel Economy: 117.1 mpg (US), 2 L/100 km, 140.7 mpg (Imp)
  • 90-day Fuel Economy: 131.2 mpg (US), 1.8 L/100 km, 157.6 mpg (Imp)
  • 3-tank Fuel Economy: 125.2 mpg (US), 1.9 L/100 km, 150.3 mpg (Imp)
  • EPA Combined Rating / % over rating: 33 mpg (US) / 297.6% (based on 90-day fuel economy)
  • Total fills: 71
  • Total fuel used: 78.18 gal (US), 295.9 L
  • Total distance traveled: 9157.1 mi. / 14736.9 km
  • Average tank distance: 129 mi. / 207.6 km
Fill date Distance Fill amount Price Fuel Economy Details
2017-12-05 277.2 mi
446.11 km
78.091 kWh
2.317 gal (US)
1.929 gal (Imp)
8.771 L
281.71 Wh/mi
119.64 mpg (US)
143.7 mpg (Imp)
1.97 L/100 km
0.84 gal (US)/100 mi
Nov. 25-Dec. 5 Normal commuting
2017-10-14 102 mi
164.15 km
23.575 kWh
0.7 gal (US)
0.583 gal (Imp)
2.65 L
231.13 Wh/mi
145.71 mpg (US)
174.96 mpg (Imp)
1.61 L/100 km
0.69 gal (US)/100 mi
Drive to South Haven and Back for MSEF Meeting. Stop in Holland to charge going both ways and top off a bit in South Haven. Rain the entire way there and back, running headlights and defroster fan.
2017-10-13 23 mi
37.01 km
6.611 kWh
0.196 gal (US)
0.163 gal (Imp)
0.742 L
287.43 Wh/mi
117.35 mpg (US)
141.1 mpg (Imp)
2 L/100 km
0.85 gal (US)/100 mi
High Speed run to SLAC and Back. Max speed 65+ on M231 both ways.
2017-10-13 61 mi
98.17 km
13.805 kWh
0.41 gal (US)
0.341 gal (Imp)
1.552 L
226.31 Wh/mi
148.78 mpg (US)
178.89 mpg (Imp)
1.58 L/100 km
0.67 gal (US)/100 mi
61 miles on one charge. Wyoming Costco, then Vietnamese Resturaunt on 28th Street in Grand Rapids and then home. At 100.7 Volts at end of trip.
2017-10-09 130 mi
209.21 km
31.818 kWh
0.944 gal (US)
0.786 gal (Imp)
3.573 L
244.75 Wh/mi
137.71 mpg (US)
165.39 mpg (Imp)
1.71 L/100 km
0.73 gal (US)/100 mi
Allendale, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids (Tack) - two days of errand running.
2017-10-06 49.3 mi
79.34 km
12.12 kWh
0.36 gal (US)
0.3 gal (Imp)
1.363 L
245.84 Wh/mi
136.94 mpg (US)
164.33 mpg (Imp)
1.72 L/100 km
0.73 gal (US)/100 mi
Moved the internal battery pack from the D-11 electric motorcycle into the Festiva (took 5 hrs 20 minutes to tear it out and put it into the car vs. just 5 minutes for the external pack) for the cold months and took the Festiva for a shakedown ride to Wyoming Costco and back.

Had 102.4V on the gage left at end of drive (15-20% range left). So range is somewhere between 50-60 miles per charge. 14,481 Miles on Odometer.
2017-09-22 33 mi
53.11 km
7.463 kWh
0.221 gal (US)
0.184 gal (Imp)
0.837 L
226.15 Wh/mi
149.32 mpg (US)
179.35 mpg (Imp)
1.58 L/100 km
0.67 gal (US)/100 mi
With 4 batteries in it. Getting ready for the cold season, moved external battery pack from electric motorcycle to the car. Now has 13,905 total miles on the car.
2017-05-29 685 mi
1102.4 km
183.6 kWh
5.448 gal (US)
4.536 gal (Imp)
20.623 L
268.03 Wh/mi
125.73 mpg (US)
151.01 mpg (Imp)
1.87 L/100 km
0.8 gal (US)/100 mi
Entire Month of May 2017
15 Trips
46 miles average trip distance
274 Average Wh/Mile from Wall
2017-04-30 1174 mi
1889.37 km
354 kWh
10.504 gal (US)
8.746 gal (Imp)
39.762 L
301.53 Wh/mi
111.77 mpg (US)
134.23 mpg (Imp)
2.1 L/100 km
0.89 gal (US)/100 mi
Entire Month of April 2017
34 Trips
307 Wh/Mile from the Wall Average
35 Mile Average Distance

81 Miles Max Trip Distance (with one recharge stop)
58 Miles Max distance traveled on one charge (still had range left, but why run to the ragged edge?)

Driving speed of traffic everywhere I go, not driving slower when other cars not around. Installed rebuilt front calipers on 4/18 after trip #19 of month as one front brake was dragging creating lots of waste heat: saw a 10% improvement. Also, warmer weather seems to helps a lot.
2017-03-31 546 mi
878.7 km
176.13 kWh
5.226 gal (US)
4.352 gal (Imp)
19.783 L
322.58 Wh/mi
104.48 mpg (US)
125.46 mpg (Imp)
2.25 L/100 km
0.96 gal (US)/100 mi
Entire Month of March 2017
17 Trips
327 Wh/Mile from the Wall
32 miles average trip distance

Driving Faster now that I know speedo was 5mph off at 55mph. i.e. must now drive 60mph on speedo to travel 55mph. The speedo is correct 0-45mph per GPS, but off by 5mph 55-65mph.
2017-02-28 410 mi
659.83 km
127.13 kWh
3.772 gal (US)
3.141 gal (Imp)
14.279 L
310.07 Wh/mi
108.7 mpg (US)
130.53 mpg (Imp)
2.16 L/100 km
0.92 gal (US)/100 mi
Entire Month of February 2017. First driving day was Feb 16.

12 trips
34 miles average distance
2016-12-01 948 mi
1525.66 km
294.42 kWh
8.736 gal (US)
7.274 gal (Imp)
33.069 L
310.57 Wh/mi
108.52 mpg (US)
130.33 mpg (Imp)
2.17 L/100 km
0.92 gal (US)/100 mi
Month of November 2016
23 Trips
41 miles Average distance per trip

Entire month was with Extra batteries installed. Half way through month installed heavier rear springs.

Snow started flying on Dec. 1, parking car until the snow stops for the winter
2016-10-28 798 mi
1284.26 km
223.79 kWh
6.641 gal (US)
5.53 gal (Imp)
25.139 L
280.44 Wh/mi
120.16 mpg (US)
144.3 mpg (Imp)
1.96 L/100 km
0.83 gal (US)/100 mi
October 5 - October 28, 2016
Wh/Mile based on 77% recharge efficiency
798 Miles

23 days, 23 Trips
Average Trip Distance 35 Miles
2016-10-04 144 mi
231.75 km
41.4 kWh
1.228 gal (US)
1.022 gal (Imp)
4.648 L
287.5 Wh/mi
117.26 mpg (US)
140.9 mpg (Imp)
2.01 L/100 km
0.85 gal (US)/100 mi
Sept 26 - Oct. 3, 2016

6 Trips
Average distance per trip: 24 Miles

Batteries from D-11 Motorcycle back into the Festiva for the Fall/Winter/Spring
2016-06-15 379 mi
609.94 km
112.8 kWh
3.347 gal (US)
2.787 gal (Imp)
12.67 L
297.63 Wh/mi
113.24 mpg (US)
135.99 mpg (Imp)
2.08 L/100 km
0.88 gal (US)/100 mi
June 1 - June 15, 2016

14 Trips
Average distance per trip: 27 Miles
2016-05-31 788 mi
1268.16 km
222.4 kWh
6.599 gal (US)
5.495 gal (Imp)
24.98 L
282.23 Wh/mi
119.41 mpg (US)
143.4 mpg (Imp)
1.97 L/100 km
0.84 gal (US)/100 mi
May 1-31, 2016

27 trips, 29 miles Average Trip distance.
2016-04-30 895 mi
1440.36 km
253.99 kWh
7.537 gal (US)
6.276 gal (Imp)
28.531 L
283.79 Wh/mi
118.75 mpg (US)
142.61 mpg (Imp)
1.98 L/100 km
0.84 gal (US)/100 mi
+++++++++++++
April 1 - April 30th
34 trips
Average Distance = 26 miles / trip
++++++++++++=
2016-03-31 358 mi
576.15 km
105.07 kWh
3.118 gal (US)
2.596 gal (Imp)
11.803 L
293.49 Wh/mi
114.82 mpg (US)
137.9 mpg (Imp)
2.05 L/100 km
0.87 gal (US)/100 mi
+++++++++++++
March 20th-31st
13 trips
Average Distance = 28 miles / trip
++++++++++++=
2016-03-19 43 mi
69.2 km
10.694 kWh
0.317 gal (US)
0.264 gal (Imp)
1.2 L
248.7 Wh/mi
135.65 mpg (US)
162.88 mpg (Imp)
1.73 L/100 km
0.74 gal (US)/100 mi
Drive various speeds for several miles recording Wh/Mile for each leg. To Standale & Indian Trails and back. Stop at GVSU to recharge on way back to make trip.
2016-03-18 21 mi
33.8 km
6.295 kWh
0.187 gal (US)
0.156 gal (Imp)
0.708 L
299.76 Wh/mi
112.3 mpg (US)
134.62 mpg (Imp)
2.09 L/100 km
0.89 gal (US)/100 mi
First drive after adding Belly pan from front bumper to just past engine bay. Did high speed run and set new max speed of 69mph vs. 66mph previous record. Also, drove to Allendale and back at 45-55mph.
2016-03-18 18 mi
28.97 km
4.834 kWh
0.143 gal (US)
0.119 gal (Imp)
0.541 L
268.56 Wh/mi
125.87 mpg (US)
151.26 mpg (Imp)
1.87 L/100 km
0.79 gal (US)/100 mi
To Jacks and back, cruising at 35 part of way back to experiment with low consumption.
2016-03-17 20 mi
32.19 km
6.053 kWh
0.18 gal (US)
0.15 gal (Imp)
0.681 L
302.65 Wh/mi
111.11 mpg (US)
133.33 mpg (Imp)
2.12 L/100 km
0.9 gal (US)/100 mi
2016-03-16 37 mi
59.55 km
10.774 kWh
0.32 gal (US)
0.266 gal (Imp)
1.211 L
291.19 Wh/mi
115.63 mpg (US)
139.1 mpg (Imp)
2.03 L/100 km
0.86 gal (US)/100 mi
Jacks via SLAC and home. Rain on road.
2016-03-15 18 mi
28.97 km
5.104 kWh
0.151 gal (US)
0.126 gal (Imp)
0.572 L
283.56 Wh/mi
119.21 mpg (US)
142.86 mpg (Imp)
1.97 L/100 km
0.84 gal (US)/100 mi
2016-03-14 18 mi
28.97 km
5.367 kWh
0.159 gal (US)
0.132 gal (Imp)
0.602 L
298.17 Wh/mi
113.21 mpg (US)
136.36 mpg (Imp)
2.08 L/100 km
0.88 gal (US)/100 mi
2016-03-13 26 mi
41.84 km
7.801 kWh
0.231 gal (US)
0.192 gal (Imp)
0.874 L
300.04 Wh/mi
112.55 mpg (US)
135.42 mpg (Imp)
2.09 L/100 km
0.89 gal (US)/100 mi
to SLAC and back, raining both ways. Water on road, seems to take lots more energy.
2016-03-12 30 mi
48.28 km
7.185 kWh
0.213 gal (US)
0.177 gal (Imp)
0.806 L
239.5 Wh/mi
140.85 mpg (US)
169.49 mpg (Imp)
1.67 L/100 km
0.71 gal (US)/100 mi
2016-03-11 49 mi
78.86 km
12.136 kWh
0.36 gal (US)
0.3 gal (Imp)
1.363 L
247.67 Wh/mi
136.11 mpg (US)
163.33 mpg (Imp)
1.73 L/100 km
0.73 gal (US)/100 mi
Drove on highway to Muskegon to get body color paint at Finish Master. Really pushed it for distance, had to slow down last few miles to make it home. Had some recharging during ride but not enough. Range is 40 miles normal driving per charge.
2016-03-10 45.5 mi
73.23 km
11.348 kWh
0.337 gal (US)
0.281 gal (Imp)
1.276 L
249.41 Wh/mi
135.01 mpg (US)
161.92 mpg (Imp)
1.74 L/100 km
0.74 gal (US)/100 mi
Boxing with Nick and back, recharge at GVSU ramp
2016-03-10 18.1 mi
29.13 km
5.377 kWh
0.16 gal (US)
0.133 gal (Imp)
0.606 L
297.07 Wh/mi
113.13 mpg (US)
136.09 mpg (Imp)
2.08 L/100 km
0.88 gal (US)/100 mi
2016-03-09 18 mi
28.97 km
4.876 kWh
0.145 gal (US)
0.121 gal (Imp)
0.549 L
270.89 Wh/mi
124.14 mpg (US)
148.76 mpg (Imp)
1.9 L/100 km
0.81 gal (US)/100 mi
2016-03-08 46.3 mi
74.51 km
11.248 kWh
0.334 gal (US)
0.278 gal (Imp)
1.264 L
242.94 Wh/mi
138.62 mpg (US)
166.55 mpg (Imp)
1.7 L/100 km
0.72 gal (US)/100 mi
Boxing with Nick and back, recharge at GVSU ramp
2016-03-08 18.2 mi
29.29 km
4.949 kWh
0.147 gal (US)
0.122 gal (Imp)
0.556 L
271.92 Wh/mi
123.81 mpg (US)
149.18 mpg (Imp)
1.9 L/100 km
0.81 gal (US)/100 mi
2016-03-07 32.6 mi
52.46 km
9.265 kWh
0.275 gal (US)
0.229 gal (Imp)
1.041 L
284.2 Wh/mi
118.55 mpg (US)
142.36 mpg (Imp)
1.98 L/100 km
0.84 gal (US)/100 mi
2016-02-29 21.4 mi
34.44 km
6.65 kWh
0.197 gal (US)
0.164 gal (Imp)
0.746 L
310.75 Wh/mi
108.63 mpg (US)
130.49 mpg (Imp)
2.17 L/100 km
0.92 gal (US)/100 mi
2016-02-29 18.1 mi
29.13 km
5.784 kWh
0.172 gal (US)
0.143 gal (Imp)
0.651 L
319.56 Wh/mi
105.23 mpg (US)
126.57 mpg (Imp)
2.23 L/100 km
0.95 gal (US)/100 mi
2016-02-23 29.7 mi
47.8 km
8.3 kWh
0.246 gal (US)
0.205 gal (Imp)
0.931 L
279.46 Wh/mi
120.73 mpg (US)
144.88 mpg (Imp)
1.95 L/100 km
0.83 gal (US)/100 mi
Drop off Nick at Drivers training in DT GH, then to SLAC and back home. 45-55mph
2016-02-23 35.1 mi
56.49 km
9.2 kWh
0.273 gal (US)
0.227 gal (Imp)
1.033 L
262.11 Wh/mi
128.57 mpg (US)
154.63 mpg (Imp)
1.83 L/100 km
0.78 gal (US)/100 mi
To Standale for a meeting and back home. 37 deg F Ambient temperature. 45-55mph.
2016-02-22 19.2 mi
30.9 km
5.6 kWh
0.166 gal (US)
0.138 gal (Imp)
0.628 L
291.67 Wh/mi
115.66 mpg (US)
139.13 mpg (Imp)
2.03 L/100 km
0.86 gal (US)/100 mi
First Drive of 2016.
2015-12-27 23.9 mi
38.46 km
7.3 kWh
0.217 gal (US)
0.181 gal (Imp)
0.821 L
305.44 Wh/mi
110.14 mpg (US)
132.04 mpg (Imp)
2.13 L/100 km
0.91 gal (US)/100 mi
Snow finally came on Dec. 28th. I drove the car in very slippery snow on Dec. 28th and it handles great! After Dec. 28th trip - I did not charge it up, and am leaving it discharged at about 50% State of charge (107 volts) while it waits for clear roads - I don't want to ruin my beautiful little electric with the road salt. Also battery heating and running electric heater hurt my effective range. Also, I'm not confident I can have good enough defrosting of windshield on blizzardy days to come...
2015-12-26 23.4 mi
37.66 km
6.84 kWh
0.203 gal (US)
0.169 gal (Imp)
0.768 L
292.31 Wh/mi
115.27 mpg (US)
138.46 mpg (Imp)
2.04 L/100 km
0.87 gal (US)/100 mi
2015-12-23 27.2 mi
43.77 km
9 kWh
0.267 gal (US)
0.222 gal (Imp)
1.011 L
330.88 Wh/mi
101.87 mpg (US)
122.52 mpg (Imp)
2.31 L/100 km
0.98 gal (US)/100 mi
To North End of G.H. and back running errands. All take offs were at maximim speed, and drove speed limit everywhere.
2015-12-23 18.1 mi
29.13 km
4.6 kWh
0.136 gal (US)
0.113 gal (Imp)
0.515 L
254.14 Wh/mi
133.09 mpg (US)
160.18 mpg (Imp)
1.77 L/100 km
0.75 gal (US)/100 mi
To Jacks and Back.
2015-12-22 42.5 mi
68.4 km
12.13 kWh
0.36 gal (US)
0.3 gal (Imp)
1.363 L
285.41 Wh/mi
118.06 mpg (US)
141.67 mpg (Imp)
1.99 L/100 km
0.85 gal (US)/100 mi
2015-12-22 23.3 mi
37.5 km
6 kWh
0.178 gal (US)
0.148 gal (Imp)
0.674 L
257.51 Wh/mi
130.9 mpg (US)
157.43 mpg (Imp)
1.8 L/100 km
0.76 gal (US)/100 mi
2015-12-18 30.2 mi
48.6 km
9 kWh
0.267 gal (US)
0.222 gal (Imp)
1.011 L
298.01 Wh/mi
113.11 mpg (US)
136.04 mpg (Imp)
2.08 L/100 km
0.88 gal (US)/100 mi
2015-12-13 30.4 mi
48.92 km
8 kWh
0.237 gal (US)
0.197 gal (Imp)
0.897 L
263.16 Wh/mi
128.27 mpg (US)
154.31 mpg (Imp)
1.83 L/100 km
0.78 gal (US)/100 mi
First day with electric vacuum pump for brake assist installed and working.

It's REALLY nice to have good brakes! It's luxurious to only press lightly on the brake pedal with my toe and stop quickly! Before I had to stomp on the brake pedal and was barely stopping in time on occasions in traffic.

4,409 on Odometer.
2015-12-05 30.7 mi
49.41 km
9.32 kWh
0.277 gal (US)
0.231 gal (Imp)
1.049 L
303.58 Wh/mi
110.83 mpg (US)
132.9 mpg (Imp)
2.12 L/100 km
0.9 gal (US)/100 mi
Followed Ben to SLAC - driving to impress son in Gas powered car - look what it did to my MPGe! Worst ever.
2015-11-30 63.4 mi
102.03 km
15.89 kWh
0.472 gal (US)
0.393 gal (Imp)
1.787 L
250.63 Wh/mi
134.32 mpg (US)
161.32 mpg (Imp)
1.75 L/100 km
0.74 gal (US)/100 mi
Jacks, Downtown GR for meeting at GVSU School of Business with Sustainability Class. Recharge at Chargepoint in parking ramp. Did not run heat except for 10 miles in the morning. Turned over 4,000 miles on Odometer during ride.
2015-11-29 32.6 mi
52.46 km
8.2 kWh
0.243 gal (US)
0.202 gal (Imp)
0.92 L
251.53 Wh/mi
134.16 mpg (US)
161.39 mpg (Imp)
1.75 L/100 km
0.75 gal (US)/100 mi
2015-11-28 30.5 mi
49.08 km
8.3 kWh
0.246 gal (US)
0.205 gal (Imp)
0.931 L
272.13 Wh/mi
123.98 mpg (US)
148.78 mpg (Imp)
1.9 L/100 km
0.81 gal (US)/100 mi
Includes running new 1600W interior heater, and battery heaters. 3,927 total miles on car so far.
2015-11-26 23.4 mi
37.66 km
6.44 kWh
0.191 gal (US)
0.159 gal (Imp)
0.723 L
275.21 Wh/mi
122.51 mpg (US)
147.17 mpg (Imp)
1.92 L/100 km
0.82 gal (US)/100 mi
2015-11-23 34.8 mi
56.01 km
9.5 kWh
0.282 gal (US)
0.235 gal (Imp)
1.067 L
272.99 Wh/mi
123.4 mpg (US)
148.09 mpg (Imp)
1.91 L/100 km
0.81 gal (US)/100 mi
Includes interior heat and battery heaters.
2015-11-09 35.9 mi
57.78 km
8.88 kWh
0.264 gal (US)
0.22 gal (Imp)
0.999 L
247.35 Wh/mi
135.98 mpg (US)
163.18 mpg (Imp)
1.73 L/100 km
0.74 gal (US)/100 mi
Commute to work and back in West Olive (18 miles), Take Nick to Boy Scouts and Back in Allendale.
2015-11-06 43.4 mi
69.85 km
12.358 kWh
0.367 gal (US)
0.306 gal (Imp)
1.389 L
284.75 Wh/mi
118.26 mpg (US)
141.83 mpg (Imp)
1.99 L/100 km
0.85 gal (US)/100 mi
Run errands in Holland, (Menards, Aquatic Center, GBS, B&N, Meijers, etc.) Charge at 3 different chargepoint stations during stops (6.05 kWh). 45mph max speed mostly. Only had 2 chargers with me during trip, if had 4 chargers with, could have been fully charged after each stop. As it is, I arrived home with 106.2 volts remaining (about 40% charge left).

Errand Range = INFINITE (when I plug in at each stop)!
2015-11-05 36.2 mi
58.26 km
8.82 kWh
0.262 gal (US)
0.218 gal (Imp)
0.992 L
243.65 Wh/mi
138.17 mpg (US)
166.06 mpg (Imp)
1.7 L/100 km
0.72 gal (US)/100 mi
Drive to Jacks for Work, Drive to GH the Lakeshore route, Dinner with Maggie at Taco Bell, Meijers to pick up power strips, GHHS for teacher conferences and home. Nice practical trip. at 100.7 Volts end of drive.

Normal driving technique: drive 45mph without traffic, 55mph when traffic behind.

NOTE: Since I knew I was going to run errands on way home from work, I should have and could have been fully charged before leaving work-site - but, I wanted to see what is possible without charging at work-site.
2015-11-04 22.3 mi
35.89 km
5.64 kWh
0.167 gal (US)
0.139 gal (Imp)
0.632 L
252.91 Wh/mi
133.53 mpg (US)
160.43 mpg (Imp)
1.76 L/100 km
0.75 gal (US)/100 mi
Drive Nick to G.H. SOS office to get his new Moped License. Drive 55 with traffic, 45 without.

It was very warm temperature wise (65 degrees), noticed that cruising at 55mph was only taking 10,000 Watts verses 12,000 watts I've been seeing when temperature is 40-45 degrees.
2015-11-04 23.4 mi
37.66 km
6.51 kWh
0.193 gal (US)
0.161 gal (Imp)
0.731 L
278.21 Wh/mi
121.24 mpg (US)
145.34 mpg (Imp)
1.94 L/100 km
0.82 gal (US)/100 mi
RANGE TEST: Can I drive 55 Everywhere and still make it home?

To SLAC and back driving 55 when ever traffic present (18 miles),

But, I couldn't help myself, there was no traffic for a few miles so I slowed down because WHY WASTE ENERGY? So, I drove 45 mph for perhaps 5 miles of the trip.
2015-11-03 39.3 mi
63.25 km
9.07 kWh
0.269 gal (US)
0.224 gal (Imp)
1.018 L
230.79 Wh/mi
146.1 mpg (US)
175.45 mpg (Imp)
1.61 L/100 km
0.68 gal (US)/100 mi
RANGE TEST:

To Grand Haven Home Depot, Advance Auto Parts, Autozone, Meijers (pickup car parts and grocery cart of groceries) and back home. 27 miles at 45-55mph

+ To Riverside park and back home 12 miles @ 30-45 mph

At 100.1 Volts end of drive.

Observed it takes 6,000 Watts to cruise at 40mph.
2015-11-02 23.3 mi
37.5 km
5.85 kWh
0.174 gal (US)
0.145 gal (Imp)
0.659 L
251.07 Wh/mi
133.91 mpg (US)
160.69 mpg (Imp)
1.76 L/100 km
0.75 gal (US)/100 mi
WITH 3rd Battery Module Installed:

To Spring Lake Aquatic Center and back. 45 mph mostly, but 55mph for a few miles where traffic was busy. This is energy from the wall as measured with kill-a-watt meters.

Observe that it takes

8,000 Watts to cruise at 45mph
12,000 Watts to cruise at 55mph
10,000 Watts to cruise at 55mph when drafting on car
2015-10-28 18 mi
28.97 km
4.37 kWh
0.13 gal (US)
0.108 gal (Imp)
0.492 L
242.78 Wh/mi
138.46 mpg (US)
166.67 mpg (Imp)
1.7 L/100 km
0.72 gal (US)/100 mi
LITHIUM!!!
LITHIUM!!!
LITHIUM!!!

----FIRST ENTRY WITH LITHIUM MAGANESE OXIDE BATTERIES Car has 3,139 total miles on it! "New car" that's 25 years old.


kWh used is measured with Kill-A-Watt brand meters.

After sitting around for a year waiting for some decent batteries.

1. Car now has portion of Chevy Volt pack installed.
2. Has full grill block installed

Note: Top speed with grill block installed is 66mph.

For details on the Chevy Volt Battery conversion see
http://www.schultzengineering.us/delta-11-12.htm

This was the commute to work in West Olive and back in light rain and 50 deg. F. Target top speed = 45mph.
2014-07-29 8 mi
12.87 km
2.364 kWh
0.07 gal (US)
0.058 gal (Imp)
0.265 L
295.5 Wh/mi
114.29 mpg (US)
137.93 mpg (Imp)
2.06 L/100 km
0.88 gal (US)/100 mi
1/4 Mile Drag = 26 seconds, 50mph

LAST ENTRY WITH LEAD ACID BATTERIES!!!
2014-07-28 7.6 mi
12.23 km
2.025 kWh
0.06 gal (US)
0.05 gal (Imp)
0.227 L
266.45 Wh/mi
126.67 mpg (US)
152 mpg (Imp)
1.86 L/100 km
0.79 gal (US)/100 mi
2014-07-27 6.6 mi
10.62 km
1.766 kWh
0.052 gal (US)
0.043 gal (Imp)
0.197 L
267.58 Wh/mi
126.92 mpg (US)
153.49 mpg (Imp)
1.85 L/100 km
0.79 gal (US)/100 mi
Back to Lead Acid Only.
2014-07-26 6.5 mi
10.46 km
1.64 kWh
0.049 gal (US)
0.041 gal (Imp)
0.185 L
252.31 Wh/mi
132.65 mpg (US)
158.54 mpg (Imp)
1.77 L/100 km
0.75 gal (US)/100 mi
2nd Test: With Li-Ion Battery Pack from Motorcycle.
2014-07-25 10.1 mi
16.25 km
2.606 kWh
0.077 gal (US)
0.064 gal (Imp)
0.291 L
258.02 Wh/mi
131.17 mpg (US)
157.81 mpg (Imp)
1.79 L/100 km
0.76 gal (US)/100 mi
Friday Morning Drive to Work from State Park (Lead Acid).
2014-07-25 16.4 mi
26.39 km
3.932 kWh
0.117 gal (US)
0.097 gal (Imp)
0.443 L
239.76 Wh/mi
140.17 mpg (US)
169.07 mpg (Imp)
1.68 L/100 km
0.71 gal (US)/100 mi
Friday Drive Home from Work (Lead Acid).
2014-07-25 8.7 mi
14 km
2.3 kWh
0.068 gal (US)
0.057 gal (Imp)
0.257 L
264.37 Wh/mi
127.94 mpg (US)
152.63 mpg (Imp)
1.84 L/100 km
0.78 gal (US)/100 mi
1st Test: Li-Ion Pack from Motorcycle - (Friday Night test after getting home from work).
2014-07-24 11 mi
17.7 km
2.8 kWh
0.083 gal (US)
0.069 gal (Imp)
0.314 L
254.55 Wh/mi
132.53 mpg (US)
159.42 mpg (Imp)
1.77 L/100 km
0.75 gal (US)/100 mi
2014-07-23 9.2 mi
14.81 km
2.447 kWh
0.073 gal (US)
0.061 gal (Imp)
0.276 L
265.98 Wh/mi
126.03 mpg (US)
150.82 mpg (Imp)
1.86 L/100 km
0.79 gal (US)/100 mi
2014-07-22 14.1 mi
22.69 km
3.595 kWh
0.107 gal (US)
0.089 gal (Imp)
0.405 L
254.96 Wh/mi
131.78 mpg (US)
158.43 mpg (Imp)
1.78 L/100 km
0.76 gal (US)/100 mi

View: spreadsheet friendly fuel log output (for copy/paste)


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