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LonePalmBJ 07-28-2012 04:28 PM

Real-world MPG
 
Back in March a thread was started to show off our real-world MPG figures over a meaningful distance. The idea was that while it's easy to experience superlative MPG over a short duration, by keeping track over a significant amount of driving we could provide useful and realistic experiences. The original idea was to post your mileage after 1000 miles of driving. That original thread is here:
https://fiskerbuzz.com/forums/Thread-MPG-over-1000-miles

That thread is now locked, so I thought I'd start a new one to carry on the tradition, but with a twist: What I would like is for each of us to post a photo or MPG information when they hit the 1000 mile milestone, and then go back and edit your post with additional photos and info as you hit successive 1000 mile milestones. That way not only will we be able to maintain a record of realistic figures, but we'll be able to see how they trend over time.

Since I hit the 2000 mile mark today on my trip odometer, allow me to be the first:

1000 miles, May 1, 2012:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8016/7...b571bc75_b.jpg

2000 miles, July 28, 2012:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8002/7...2d7e973e_b.jpg


Needless to say, 153 MPG over 2000 miles is pretty fantastic. Forget all of the talk about EPA estimates and methodology; those are all approximations. I'm getting over 150 miles to the gallon in the real world, and it's been months since I've been to a gas station!

Share your 1000, 2000, 3000, etc experiences below.




Sigurd 07-28-2012 10:14 PM

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Here's mine as of June:

BillyO 07-29-2012 03:16 PM

RE: Real-world MPG
 
My screen is stuck at 409 mpg but in reality I've topped 1700 miles and still show a gas range of 230 miles, so I'm getting about 1700 mpg! I've never been to the gas station in this car.

Stefan 07-30-2012 06:17 AM

Real-world MPG
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BillyO
....I've never been to the gas station in this car.

Start driving :-)


409 gives you a WOW!

DNAGuy 07-30-2012 01:39 PM

RE: Real-world MPG
 
I have made several longer trips > 200 miles and have found that once the battery is down to 20% (0 miles) I consistently get 26 mpg at highway speeds. Obviously, on battery only, the mileage is incalculable...although I wonder why the Fisker seems fixated at 409 mpg when it should be "infinity" if no liquid fuel has been used. I am close to 3000 miles and will try to take a picture of when I arrive.

Of course the nicest part of refueling is only pumping 7-8 gallons to fill the tank!

Buck

ct-fiskerbuzz 07-30-2012 05:31 PM

RE: Real-world MPG
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DNAGuy
I have made several longer trips > 200 miles and have found that once the battery is down to 20% (0 miles) I consistently get 26 mpg at highway speeds. Obviously, on battery only, the mileage is incalculable...although I wonder why the Fisker seems fixated at 409 mpg when it should be "infinity" if no liquid fuel has been used. I am close to 3000 miles and will try to take a picture of when I arrive.

Of course the nicest part of refueling is only pumping 7-8 gallons to fill the tank!

Buck

I'm curious as to what "highway speeds" are for you. For me, when the tank runs out I will likely be on I-15 where the speed limit is 75 and even 80 mph...

DNAGuy 07-31-2012 02:54 PM

RE: Real-world MPG
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ct-fiskerbuzz
Quote:

Originally Posted by DNAGuy
I have made several longer trips > 200 miles and have found that once the battery is down to 20% (0 miles) I consistently get 26 mpg at highway speeds. Obviously, on battery only, the mileage is incalculable...although I wonder why the Fisker seems fixated at 409 mpg when it should be "infinity" if no liquid fuel has been used. I am close to 3000 miles and will try to take a picture of when I arrive.

Of course the nicest part of refueling is only pumping 7-8 gallons to fill the tank!

Buck

I'm curious as to what "highway speeds" are for you. For me, when the tank runs out I will likely be on I-15 where the speed limit is 75 and even 80 mph...


For me, I primarily drive the 405 and the 5 where speed limits are 65 and I routinely set the cruise control for 75 mph...The cruise control system works flawlessly BTW...it even shows a bracket line on the analogue speedometer to denote where the speed as been set.

Buck

dennis 08-01-2012 02:47 AM

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I use my Karma as my daily driver. Being retired, I don't have a regular commute, so my miles driven per day varies widely. On average, I exceed my 30-35 mile battery range about twice per week, so my mpg for 4800 miles is 46.3.

Even with paying $.20/kwh, my cost per mile including gas and electricity is $.17. That compares to $.36 in my 06 M5 and $.25 in my 08 Lexus 600hL. This is true apples-to-apples, since all 3 vehicles were operated with the same heavy right foot. :D

I've attached the spreadsheet where I keep track of this for those of you who are into detail.




MyColorIsGreen 08-02-2012 03:15 AM

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Full tank
243 miles

Fill up 8.75 gallons
628 miles

Fill up 8.63 gallons
1024 miles

Fill up 8.6 gallons
1485 miles

Fill up 8.15 gallons
1789 miles

Fill up 7.56 gallons
1908 miles

Fill up 5.60 gallons
2357

various trip meter readings
47mpg @ 1581 miles
21mpg @ 328 miles
56mpg @ 972 miles
76 mpg @ 374 miles
52mpg @ 2806 miles

bigdaddyo811 08-03-2012 11:29 PM

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If you flip into sport, the system screen still shows consumption of -40-50kwh. How does that save battery life?


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