The latest run from Canberra to Sydney and back produced a very good result. Temperature range was 10°c to 22°c on the way up and 20°c to 13°c on the way back. I filled up at Sutton Forest, halfway to Sydney. After 796.5 km, of which about 20% was city driving, I put in 34.49 … Continue reading Canberra-Sydney Loop – Better economy
First 1000km tank is quite an achievement. A combination of factors lead to this figure, not least the warmer weather and grill blocking that kept the engine warm.
With my father convalescing at my sister's house in Sydney, Chikako and I have visited him the last two weeks. So I've had a few more opportunities to see the effect of various hypermiling techniques and tweaks on fuel consumption (FC). On 8/07/2012 I did drove the normal run using cruise control set to 114km/h … Continue reading Canberra to Sydney – Economy Run and Return
On Sunday I had about the worst type of journey I could have for fuel consumption (FC) a short trip with a very steep climb, fast speeds, a dirt road and cold temperatures necessitating both A/C and rear and mirror defogging. I returned a 5.0l/100km (5.3l corrected) for that trip. Today's work round trip has … Continue reading Latest fuel consumption improvements: Is it my pulsing or my gliding?
...and I don't know why!?! Hypothesis If a Prius is not used for several months, it may become less fuel efficient. Using the Prius regularly prevents degradation of HV battery. After a period of inactivity, regular use can restore normal service and fuel consumption. Background I've been following the great advice on the PriusChat forum to improve my … Continue reading Suddenly, my fuel consumption is much, much better…