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Over my first 100 miles of mixed driving, I have achieved 45 MPG. After a bit of research, i think i may be driving it incorrectly and should be doing "pulse and go" around town. will try it out tomorrow. I'm hoping my MPG isnt the worst...
 

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what sort of runs have you been doing round town?


I wouldn't worry about pulse and glide yet, just learn a light right foot, keep it out of sport mode for a while,


I am heading for the 80mpg :)


see below I filled up as I left the office in Birmingham 4:30pm tonight down the M5, M6, M1, M25 and M2 home,


77mpg on the 178 mile run
 

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Yes, I wouldn't worry about it too much - just try to be conservative on the accelerator. If you're braking a lot, then you're going too fast :)

I am only on my second tank, currently, so nowhere near what bluecar1 does, and my current MPG for the tank is about 55mpg, hindered by the weather, short journeys (school runs mainly), etc. so I am expecting it to improve as I get used to the car.
My Gen2 Prius used to only average 52-53mpg, so the Ioniq already does better than what my Prius ever achieved.
 

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this is the thing, so long as you are getting better mpg than your previous car why worry


the journeys I do suit the Ioniq as most are 60 miles+, the killer to fuel economy with any car with an ICE is short runs where you don't have time for the engine to warm up properly and run efficiently for more time than it took to warm up


the other is not driving it smoothly, the key is to look ahead and anticipate where the traffic will slow down and ease off / coast rather than brake


if you see a dip in the road, ease off to get the car into EV then accelerate gently to build speed (within reason) going into the dip to use the momentum of the car to take you up the hill coming out of the dip, but also on the hill let some of the extra speed drop off by giving it not quite enough gas to keep the speed, these are the sort of things where you are better than smart cruise which tries to use regen braking going down hill and more gas going up hill to keep exact same speed all the way


I tend to use the brakes very little, and rarely have more the 4 green bars on the left hand display, but I don't hold up traffic either


you will get to know your car and if you want to how to get the best economy out of it for the journeys you do


I just want to beat the official 83.1mpg on the run home from the office just once :)
 

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It all depends on how, how long and where you drive at what weather conditions. At my daily commute (2x20km) with temps around zero Celsius, it's difficult to keep it above 50mpg. When I drive a longer distance (weekends) it easily goes up again.
So, when driving short distances, the ICE has to run relatively more in order to warm up. That's where the mileage drops rapidly.
As bleucar1 says, get to know your car, be relaxed and your fuel economy will improve.

Let the summer begin please, so we can see what real fuel-consumption this car is capable of.
 

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Hi All. So is the main thing to keep it down to one or two green bars if possible. Also what is the ICE. Going to Bavria in it in April so see how well it goes on that trip
 

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ICE = internal combustion engine AKA petrol engine :)


EV = electric vehicle


EV mode = hybrid car running on electric motor


to many abbreviation, especially if you are new to hybrids / EV's
 

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I'm getting about 54MPG from my hybrid at the moment - I travel from Reading to Newbury every day via the M4. What surprised me was that the MPG going into work was less than when returning later in the day. I would have thought they'd have been the same given the relatively even nature of the terrain overall. I'm hoping to get to 60MPG at which point I'll be delighted!
 

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I tend to use sports mode at junctions and roundabouts ... just for a few seconds. Other than that I drive much as I always have. And now for the magic signature, fingers crossed ...
 

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That's over 20 mpg more than my BMW 530D (£100 per month), and 10mpg more than the Lexus 300h. The more I use the Ioniq, the more I realise the Lexus was bad. There are pros and cons, and maybe I'm just in the honeymoon period, but for me the Ioniq beats the Lexus and leaves 10K in my pocket.
 

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I'm getting about 54MPG from my hybrid at the moment - I travel from Reading to Newbury every day via the M4. What surprised me was that the MPG going into work was less than when returning later in the day. I would have thought they'd have been the same given the relatively even nature of the terrain overall. I'm hoping to get to 60MPG at which point I'll be delighted!
There is approximately 33 m elevation change between the two towns (depending on exactly where you go). This could account for some of the economy differential.
 

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I'm getting about 54MPG from my hybrid at the moment - I travel from Reading to Newbury every day via the M4. What surprised me was that the MPG going into work was less than when returning later in the day. I would have thought they'd have been the same given the relatively even nature of the terrain overall. I'm hoping to get to 60MPG at which point I'll be delighted!
Every time I have an unexpected high or low result, I check the windspeed and direction. Smartphone!
 

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That's over 20 mpg more than my BMW 530D (£100 per month), and 10mpg more than the Lexus 300h. The more I use the Ioniq, the more I realise the Lexus was bad. There are pros and cons, and maybe I'm just in the honeymoon period, but for me the Ioniq beats the Lexus and leaves 10K in my pocket.
I was interested in your view of the Lexus 300h as I had set out to buy a used Lexus before coming across the Ioniq.I feel the Ioniq is much better value in comparison and I am pleased with my choice.
 

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I'm getting about 54MPG from my hybrid at the moment - I travel from Reading to Newbury every day via the M4. What surprised me was that the MPG going into work was less than when returning later in the day. I would have thought they'd have been the same given the relatively even nature of the terrain overall. I'm hoping to get to 60MPG at which point I'll be delighted!
My commute is 2x35km and also noticed a substantial fuel economy difference between one way and the other. One reason could be that my home parking is 45m lower than my work parking, but I would think one would barely notice such a small difference of altitude over a 35km journey. Another could be that although both drives start with a steep hill while the engine is still cold, they are of a very different nature.
When leaving work I drive up a regular road on a regular hill, and the gear box shifts between 2d, 3d and 4th gear I believe.
When leaving home I drive up the narrow ramp of and underground parking. My car is parked about 15m underground (5th level) and most of the climbing is done at very low speed in 1st gear. Apparently this taxes my fuel economy tremendously.
 

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Zeroed my trip on Monday to check my returns for my commute . On the 17.7 trip to work which starts with a three mile climb from and elevation of 126 metres to 540 metres my mpg showed 70.7 mpg , this dropped to about 65 mpg on the reverse journey . On Wednesday I had a 320 mile round trip from South Wales to Birkenhead . The route was straight up the middle of Wales and back the same way . For those who don't know the topography of the country , this is mainly hill climbs and winding roads with about 10 miles of motorway at the end though the return journey didn't use motorway at all ( on that , has anybody noticed how the SatNAv takes you back on a different route? This has happened three times to me ) . Anyway the economy is now showing as 64.1 mpg , almost in bluecar1 territory ...almost :) , I'll settle for that .
 
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