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Old 07-16-2014, 01:36 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by vskid3 View Post
...shouldn't add too much time to a road trip when you consider that you already have to stop to fuel up, eat, and use the restroom.

Now I don't exceed 60 MPH unless gravity is the cause, but I also don't stop. Usually I travel after a shift and go for 5-8 hours, until I get a tad tired and then sleep until the sun puts me back on my way.

An EV would NOT work for me, for traveling. But if an EV worked for my lifestyle, then renting a petrol car would also suffice for these trips.


Neil, I agree. I know exactly where my fuel gauges are (3/16ths on the Stang, 19/20ths on the Insight)- but most people do not. Most people go until the light comes on. Even with the light, a lot of people don't stop.

When my Mustang light comes on, it tells me there are 50 miles left. When I go those 50 miles, then 50 more miles, I have a gallon or two left. When my Insight told me the tank was 100% empty, it took 9 and change [gallons] out of 14.

Best Tanks:
Mustang - 54.83 mpg (US) at the Green Grand Prix
Insight - 82.91966 mpg (US) over 818.5 miles.
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