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Indeed. Our crumbling infrastructure here in the States dictates higher state and federal fuel taxes in the future. Current middle east tensions don't help, although honestly I don't know how much this steers the market anymore since we now pump so much of our own oil.
 

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A high carbon tax on petroleum reflecting actual cost to environment would change everything. It would bring fuel costs up to European levels and change US buying habits forever. Just the four dollar level that has been skirted in the past suddenly created a demand, albeit temporary, for fuel efficient cars.
 

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15th refill of my plug-in on June 25th @ 15581km
Driven since last fill-up: 900 km (estimated 167km plug-EV) Mostly highways @ 110 - 130 km/h
Volume: 36.47 liters
Consumption, combined EV/HEV: 4.05 l/100km (58 MPG US, 70 MPG UK)
Consumption, estimated HEV only : 4.98 l/100km (47 MPG US, 57 MPG UK)
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16th refill on July 5th @ 16194km
Driven since last fill-up: 613 km (215km plug-EV) Daily electric driving + Mixed highways @ 110 and country roads @ 80km/h
Volume: 17.2 liters
Consumption, combined EV/HEV: 2.81 l/100km (84 MPG US, 100 MPG UK)
Consumption, estimated HEV only : 4.32 l/100km (54 MPG US, 65 MPG UK)
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17th refill on July 7th @ 16790km
Driven since last fill-up: 596 km (102km plug-EV) Mostly highways @ 130 km/h
Volume: 25.8 liters
Consumption, combined EV/HEV: 4.33 l/100km (54 MPG US, 65 MPG UK)
Consumption, estimated HEV only : 5.22 l/100km (45 MPG US, 54 MPG UK)
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18th refill on July 12th @ 17622km
Driven since last fill-up: 832 km (106km plug-EV) Mostly highways @ 130 km/h, 1 week of daily electric driving
Volume: 41.22 liters
Consumption, combined EV/HEV: 4.95 l/100km (48 MPG US, 57 MPG UK)
Consumption, estimated HEV only : 5.68 l/100km (41 MPG US, 50 MPG UK)
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19th refill on August 1st @ 18382km
Driven since last fill-up: 760km (465km plug-EV) Daily electric driving + ~150km autobahn @ 180 km/h + >100km country roads
Volume: 15.77 liters
Consumption, combined EV/HEV: 2.08 l/100km (113 MPG US, 136 MPG UK)
Consumption, estimated HEV only : 5.35 l/100km (44 MPG US, 53 MPG UK)
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20th refill on August 5th @ 19196km
Driven since last fill-up: 814 km (88km plug-EV) Mostly highways @ 130 km/h
Volume: 37.27 liters
Consumption, combined EV/HEV: 4.58 l/100km (51 MPG US, 62 MPG UK)
Consumption, estimated HEV only : 5.13 l/100km (46 MPG US, 55 MPG UK)
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21th refill on August 8th @ 19606km
Driven since last fill-up: 410 km (0km plug-EV, charging cable broken) Mostly country roads @ 80 km/h
Volume: 16.55 liters
Consumption (HEV only so) : 4.04 l/100km (58 MPG US, 70 MPG UK)
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22th refill on August 12th @ 20409km
Driven since last fill-up: 803 km (23km plug-EV) 600km highways @ 130 km/h + country roads @ 80km/h
Volume: 39.52 liters
Consumption, combined EV/HEV: 4.92 l/100km (48 MPG US, 57 MPG UK)
Consumption, estimated HEV only : 5.07 l/100km (46 MPG US, 56 MPG UK)
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Overall gazoline Consumptions to date : 3,41 / 5,31 l/100km

http://prkweb.free.fr/veh/178

And to echo latests messages in this thread, last fill-up was the cheapest per liter, only 1,44€/l ($6,11/gallon).
 

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Thanks for the detailed report! Impressive numbers, especially with highway speeds of 130km/h (I would have expected a larger drop in efficiency).

And the car can actually go 180km/h?! Sounds impressive until I think of the physics at that speed, if anything goes wrong...

Anyway, wishing you safe journeys and good MPGs!
 

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I just done 1280miles on a holiday around the south of england.
Start with a full battery in my PHEV and onlky got a chance to change it twice so about 100miles on just battery
mostly motorways with cruise at 70mph and the overall average MPG was 75mpg UK (62.4 US)
 

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Thanks for the detailed report! Impressive numbers, especially with highway speeds of 130km/h (I would have expected a larger drop in efficiency).

And the car can actually go 180km/h?! Sounds impressive until I think of the physics at that speed, if anything goes wrong...

Anyway, wishing you safe journeys and good MPGs!
Depending of the flatness of the road and the noise,efficiency can be much lower. Once I observed as low as 36 mpg us.
The car could be even faster than 180kph, it seems electronically limited.
 

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Herto, I don't think so for the speed. It would need a LOT more gee-gees to go much faster.
The limited-to-115-mph seems like a reasonable compromise.
I did have my previous Hybrid around that speed, and there wasn't much more to come!

Better to average speed a journey, rather than hasten to catch-up to slower moving traffic.
I averaged 3 and a half hours to Westward Ho! in Devon from home in Southampton and I struggle to believe I could have done it any quicker with a Lambo or Ferrari on the mixed roads - and the police presence.

These days I set the cruise to 65 mph and see no reduction in total journey time in the UK, but it does wonders for the fuel consumption!
 

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A high carbon tax on petroleum reflecting actual cost to environment would change everything. It would bring fuel costs up to European levels and change US buying habits forever. Just the four dollar level that has been skirted in the past suddenly created a demand, albeit temporary, for fuel efficient cars.
Not going to happen with current administration. And if it persists for another term, the environmental damages will be difficult, if not impossible, to repair. Seems like we are not the only ones to have redneck populists taking over. Where is the world heading to?
 

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Ok, so I filled up my tank a couple of weeks ago and decided to calculate my actual mpg so I reset the trip clock (mpg resets whenever I fill up). Today I filled up again and noted the following:

Trip clock - 457.8 miles
In car mpg - 67.5
Fuel put in - 31.2 litres (6.85 gallons)
Actual mpg - 66.8

Have to say I'm pretty pleased with that, I thought actual mpg would be lower by at least a couple of miles more.

On a side note, when I filled up 2 weeks ago, I started with a range of 602 miles. Given I'd driven 458 miles so would expect the range to be 144 miles, it was actually 148 miles. When I filled up today, it gave me a range of 594 miles. Given I did better than the estimate last time, I was rather surprised that my new estimate is lower.

That said, my Astra sometimes showed a range of 500 miles after fill up but I tended to be lucky if I got 400 so the Ionic is pretty damned accurate in comparison!
 

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I wondered why the initial range did not display what the ideal range should be, then adapt as you drove.

My worst calculated tank of fuel, on two occasions has worked out at 61.66 mpg, and the best on one occasion at 71.45 mpg. Mostly I have been getting between 65 and 68 mpg, which I cannot complain about.
 

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Two new records today:
  1. Longest time between fuel fill-ups ever: 2.5 months
  2. Longest predicted range on dash ever: 1054 km (655 miles)
Last fill up date: 2019-07-10 (77 days since)
Distance driven: 1982 km (1293 miles)
Fuel volume today: 38.2 L (8.42 G-UK, 10.1 G-US)
Fuel consumption since last fill-up: 1.93 L/100km (146 UK-MPG, 122 US-MPG)

Mixed driving EV/HEV, no trips longer than 250 km this period.
Charged up after fill-up, increasing range from 1041 to 1054 km:
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23th refill on October 11th @ 22714km
Driven since last fill-up: 2305 km (1350km plug-EV) Various roads
Volume: 39.32 liters
Consumption, combined EV/HEV: 1.71 l/100km (137 MPG US, 165 MPG UK)
Consumption, estimated HEV only : 4.65 l/100km (51 MPG US, 61 MPG UK)
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24th refill on October 17th @ 23012km
Driven since last fill-up: 298 km (47km plug-EV) Mostly country roads @ 80 km/h and highways @ 110km/h
Volume: 12.17 liters (E85)
Consumption, combined EV/HEV: 4.08 l/100km (58 MPG US, 69 MPG UK)
Consumption, estimated HEV only : 4.85 l/100km (48 MPG US, 58 MPG UK)
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25th refill on October 17th @ 23764km
Driven since last fill-up: 752 km (44km plug-EV) 600km highways @ 130 km/h + country roads @ 80km/h, with rain and wind in the wrong direction
Volume: 43.19 liters (guess o meter was indicating 8 km remaining range :) )
Consumption, combined EV/HEV: 5.74 l/100km (41 MPG US, 49 MPG UK)
Consumption, estimated HEV only : 6.1 l/100km (39 MPG US, 46 MPG UK)
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Overall gazoline Consumptions to date : 3,33 / 5,3 l/100km

http://prkweb.free.fr/veh/178
 

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26th refill on October 21st @ 24711km
Driven since last fill-up: 947 km (164km plug-EV) 600km highways @ 130 km/h + country roads @ 80km/h, with rain
Volume: 40.03 liters
Consumption, combined EV/HEV: 4.23 l/100km (56 MPG US, 67 MPG UK)
Consumption, estimated HEV only : 5.11 l/100km (46 MPG US, 55 MPG UK)
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Overall gazoline Consumptions to date : 3,36 / 5,29 l/100km

http://prkweb.free.fr/veh/178
 
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