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How to Drive a CMAX Hybrid/FFH to get Great Gas Mileage

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#41 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:23 AM

Yesterday was just another reminder of how using A/C on short trips can hurt your MPG's. Drove into town about 5 mi. with the A/C on, it was 88*F/ 90% humidity and my Wife doesn't do well with those kinds of conditions without A/C on. :sad:  On the trip back to work I noticed I only got 38mpg and my average had dropped from 58.2mpg to 56.5mpg.  :drop:  I think we'll take my Wife's car today. :lol2:  The total number of views for video's is up to  1862 now. :)

 

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#42 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:47 AM

Well it has taken 5 days to get my average on this tank back up to 58.2 mpg with 282 mi. on tank, although I did use a little A/C yesterday with my Wife in the car.  YouTube video views up to 1944. :)

Paul 


Edited by ptjones, 11 July 2017 - 10:58 AM.


#43 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 06:46 PM

Filled up for pretty cheap earlier! 20 cents off per gallon means that I didn't spend all too much to get to full! Car indicated 700 miles to empty once full!
 
Miles: 542.3
EV Miles: 335.6
EV Mode: 61.9%
Indicated MPG: 51.1
Gallons Indicated: 10.59
Actual Gallons: 10.860
 
MPG: 49.93

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#44 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:56 AM

 

Filled up for pretty cheap earlier! 20 cents off per gallon means that I didn't spend all too much to get to full! Car indicated 700 miles to empty once full!
 
Miles: 542.3
EV Miles: 335.6
EV Mode: 61.9%
Indicated MPG: 51.1
Gallons Indicated: 10.59
Actual Gallons: 10.860
 
MPG: 49.93

 

Great Job! :yahoo: If you check your Odometer with GPS you'll gain another .5mpg. :)

 

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#45 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:26 PM

 Lunch today I went up to Decatur via I-85/I-20, 40 mi. and 8 mi city streets and average 59 MPG's. Speeds were 50 to 80 on FWY. Coming back averaged 60.4 mi. MPG's with OT of 85-90*F. I started the trip with 58.2 mpg average and ended with 58.4 with over 600 mi. on tank. Miles to Empty is 170 mi. :)

 

And YouTube views up to 2060 now. :)

 

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#46 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:53 AM

It's come to my attention that some CMAX Owners don't know the YouTube videos are on Post #1.  I'll repost here.

 

I have made three YouTube Videos for driving a CMAX the way it was designed to be driven Called How to drive a CMAX Hybrid to get great gas mileage, Also CMAX Mods to improve MPG's and Hypermiling to improve MPG's.

https://www.youtube...._id=5uHoZ5QhVXs

 

Efficiency and Aerodynamic Mods:  The First thing to do is to raise your tire pressure of your Michelin's to 50psi which is safe to do and I got 64k miles for each set of tires on my CMAX.  :)https://www.youtube...._id=Xmuw6275PRw

 

Hypermiling Video not recommended for those who can't focus on situational awareness of traffic around you all the time. https://www.youtube...._id=s09mywF78g4

 

Let me know what you think, any improvements.  :)

 

Paul


Edited by ptjones, 20 July 2017 - 10:22 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:15 AM

 


Edited by ptjones, 20 July 2017 - 10:17 AM.







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