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Old 09-26-2015, 01:20 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Fuel Consumption is not MPG

For a while now, the tables showing your fuel economy on Fuelly, the vertical axis is marked "Average Consumption (MPG)".

This is incorrect. A consumption rate would be gallons per mile.

Think of it this way: More consumption is less MPG.

I suggest the vertical axis be labeled "fuel economy" or "fuel efficiency".
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:59 AM   #2
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Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I'll pass it along to our team for review.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:21 AM   #3
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Nice to see you are making an effort.

You will certainly look more like fuel economy experts once this is corrected.

In addition, it would be nice to track average miles per year. I need to keep an eye on how much I drive my cars because of insurance.

I'm sure others who lease their car and have a mileage cap would also appreciate this too.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:47 AM   #4
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If you look at the mini stats on your dashboard, you can add total miles tracked, and then set a time parameter. See mine, bottom left, I added one to display miles tracked in the last 12 months.
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Same here; I'm in the same situation as yourself, watching miles in a year's time for insurance purposes (policy permits up to 7500 miles per year). So I have a custom mini-stat just for that.
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Good suggestions! Thanks for the tips!
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Same here; I'm in the same situation as yourself, watching miles in a year's time for insurance purposes (policy permits up to 7500 miles per year). So I have a custom mini-stat just for that.
I've never heard of a mileage cap before. Do you get a discount for less miles traveled? I should check into my policy to make sure I don't have anything like that in it!
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It's standard here, when shopping for policies, they always ask your miles per annum. The more miles you do, the more likely you are to be involved in an accident, the more your insurance will be. I don't think they check, but if they can, they will.
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I've never heard of a mileage cap before. Do you get a discount for less miles traveled? I should check into my policy to make sure I don't have anything like that in it!
Since the wife and I have 4 cars between the two of us, and my daily work commute is only about 5 miles one-way, the cars don't see as much road use as the average American vehicle (which is about 15,000 miles). State Farm offers a limited-use provision in our auto insurance policy that reduces the premium significantly for vehicles driven less than 7,500 miles per year (ours are mostly around 5000 per year). We keep unrestricted coverage on the SVT Focus, as it's the most practical of the bunch, and gets driven a lot more than the others - especially on long trips.
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A girl at work recently got caught out. As a recently passed learner she had a tracker fitted to lower her premium. When asked her annual mileage, her "friend" who drove the same route each day told her to put 5,000. Her real mileage was 5,000 by 6 months, and she ended up paying out a nearly 1,000 fine and losing the policy....
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