32 miles a day for me, 5 days a week. That is 16 miles to my campus, and 16 miles back, 85% highway at roughly 55 mph.
Add in recreational trips on the weekends, and my mileage total is about 7,000 miles per year.
The Suzuki Sidekick I'm using is a guzzler. Gets about 20 mpg if I drive in granny mode at 55 mph or so(After all, I save the fast driving for fast cars). I hate that damn thing, slow, ugly, dies all the time at stoplights, very vulnerable to crosswinds, guzzles gas, is very costly to keep running, and sounds like crap. My Ford Contour is currently not running, which got better fuel economy even with lead foot driving(and 0-60 in 7 seconds courtesy of V6 + performance chip + higher rev limit, and has seen 130). But with over 150k miles, it's about dead and probably only good for scrap at this point. The Triumph is being converted to EV, but was the fastest AND most fuel efficient car of the three(and will be again with time). That thing got over 30 mpg!
If your commute is under 50 miles a day and you rarely take trips over 60 miles, there is no reason you can't drive an EV other than the initial conversion cost and work involved in the build. That is indeed why I'm not yet driving one, but hopefully will be this summer. Done right, the savings can be tremendous.
I'll also have upgrading it to high performance electric V8 killer to look forward to over the period of a year after its initial incarnation as a slow, humble commuter. "But officer, I couldn't have been going 150. 'Tis just a forklift motor and batteries." I swear, if I ever end up dying prematurely, I'll make damn sure it is in that car.
career avg is 5k miles a month
may 2000 to present...
i didn't work last year from august to december
i should be up toward 400k total
i've consumed 8372 gallons of gas at an estimated 43mpg avg.
at an avg of $1.58/gal i've spent $13,228 on fuel
those are all very conservative estimates...
if i took the time to do the hard data i'd probaby be a bit ahead of these numbers...
40 miles/day round trip--18 miles to work, 22 miles home, 5 days. likely less than 10 miles the other 2 days. that will soon change as i will be moving slightly closer to work. i'm hoping the round trip miles saved, plus being in city limits nearer to shopping, gym, etc will be significant.