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Old 12-19-2008, 09:07 PM   #38 (permalink)
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So I actually travel about 53 miles a day of which 10 is driving my car, 2 walking, and the rest on trains. That's about 19% driving, about 4% walking, and about 77% on trains.

In prior commutes, my current car got about 34 mpg. Because my car doesn't get up to temperature in 5 miles before I shut it down, I'm averaging only about 28 mpg (shame). Despite this fact, I figure I'm using about 23% of the gas I would've been using, or about 1.2 gallons a day in savings.

Some of the trains I ride use diesel and some grid electricity, but the marginal per-seat energy consumption increase because of my ridership is pretty negligible.

As for an EBH, I can't find one that will work with my car and I've been tepid on experimenting with "whatever I can find." I'd love to build an EV if I could ever find the time.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. - Clarke's Third Law
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