Originally Posted by 14Corolla
Congrats.... Sounds like you're doing good.
Is so nice to get mileage. Nicer than I thought it would be.
I was surprised to see the numbers being higher than what was advertised ad reported by Consumer Reports. Now that I've been driving for about a month or so and my driving habits have improved by using the on-board driving training program I'm seeing roughly 54 mpg. I leave my house on a full charge (21 miles of battery use showing) and cycle the EV usage on and off (dependent on whether I'm on a hill or flat / maintaining speed). When I arrive at work I have roughly 15 miles remaining. I leave work and do the same on the way home (which is a 2000ft elevation gain) expiring the battery and driving on the gas engine for the last 20 miles or so.
Basically, on 1 charge per day and 85 miles of daily commuting. Commute is 42.5 to work and 42.5 home, 95% highway that's where the actual MPG is coming from.
If I could charge at work I could likely get to 60mpg. Oh well good enough for me - for now..
Originally Posted by trollbait
I'm guessing you actually got the C-max Energi with the plug. Just want to clarify, because there is a non-plug in version available.
It seems you took advantage on the low used prices for plug ins. Good time to buy for those thinking of trying one out. With chargers at each location, you should displace a lot of gas. Have you opted for a green energy plan, or even installing your own renewable power?
I do have the C-Max with the Plug - Not the C-Max Hybrid.
Green plans are on the horizon. I'm waiting to see what happens this next year with solar subsidy and the Tesla move to buy Solar City and curious to see if solar panel costs will continue to decline. Right now it's not too bad power is only $0.12 per kW so it only costs me $1 a day to charge the car... seems reasonable to me.