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What MPG are you getting from your vehicle?



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,360 ✭✭✭ CoBo55

    My iV is getting just over 40km from the battery, it costs €1.80 for a 13kw charge. Cheap motoring. Even cheaper when I use the free Lidl charger 👍

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,920 ✭✭✭ Tazzimus

    Fiesta is averaging about 7.8l/100km, or 36 ish mpg.

    It's not bad, considering I make use of the poke it has a fair bit.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,934 ✭✭✭ Nigzcurran

    No that’s literally city driving which is probably average speed of 20kms so constant stop start in traffic, we had a 1.5 diesel focus before that was a tiny bit better on juice but not much. A proper hybrid with 30km battery range would be ideal for us but we couldn’t afford one this time around, hopefully next time

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,088 ✭✭✭ John.G

    Does it not give something like kwh/100kms or something which is more easily compared with ICEs litres/100kms.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,360 ✭✭✭ CoBo55

    The day to day short spins are reported as between 3.9-5.0Km/Kwh. It was brutal when I got it first it was around 2Km/Kwh, the battery meter was giving a MK2 escort fuel gauge a run for its money😣. I'm still trying to work my way through the maze of menus upon menus I'm sure there's a long term electric/petrol figure in there somewhere, when (if) I find it I'll let you know what it's saying.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,088 ✭✭✭ John.G

    km/kwh isn't a bad one, If you feel like comparing it to a ICE engine consumption then the calc (litres/100kms) is 100/kmperkwh/10.25 for diesel comparison and 100/kmperkwh/9.36 for petrol. so assuming your figure above at 4.5km/kwh, this equates to a diesel consumption of 2.168 litres/100km and 2.374 litres/100kms for petrol. (130.3 & 119 MPG respectively). Costing can be ~ done by the kwh method. your cons is 4.5km/kwh or 22.2kwh/100km, say 20C/kwh (or whatever) , cost is €4.44/100kms. A diesel might return 5litres/100kms, if diesel at €1.60/litre then cost is €8/100kms so (max) energy cost of your EV is roughly 56% of a diesel?.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,360 ✭✭✭ CoBo55

    That's a lorra lorra figures there... Had a gander in the Skoda app, over 1384Km Elec was 5.3Kwh/100km and petrol was 4.5l/100Km, is that good or bad? The diesel it replaced was 5.5l/100 on measured tank fills. My unit rate is 18.00c inc vat, petrol on the last fill was 1.589 per litre. Tis all very confusing tbh..

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,088 ✭✭✭ John.G

    Presume you mean 5.3km/kwh=18.87kwh/100km, at 13.89c/kwh=€2.62/100kms. petrol 4.5litres/100km and €1.589=€7.15. EV energy cost 36.6% of ICE cost.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,360 ✭✭✭ CoBo55

    No it's definitely 5.3kwh/100km with petrol at 4.5l/100km over 1384km. I edited my post as I checked my latest electricity bill and it's 18c per unit now. Bloody price hikes....

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,088 ✭✭✭ John.G

    You said above that the distances were 3.9-5.0Km/Kwh which is 25.64 to 28.57kwh/100km. that number of 5.3kwh/100km couldn't be achieved on a electric skateboard, the best EVs consume ~ 13kwh/100km and "average" for all would be ~ 14.5 to 20 kwh/100km.

    So again if you are referring to a EV then  5.3km/kwh=18.87kwh/100km, at 18.00c/kwh=€3.40/100kms

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,226 ✭✭✭ celtic_oz

    Audi Q4 etron took a trip to sligo and got roughly

    3.5 mi/kWh = 117.9675 MPGe

    But the hotel charged overnight for free so maybe 200MPGe!

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,360 ✭✭✭ CoBo55

    Mine is a phev and that's what the app is saying. Those are the figures for a trip from Wexford to Tralee and back with a days sightseeing in between, the hotel had a charger so I had a full battery each day. When filled with petrol after returning measured petrol consumed was 4.3/100. To get a more accurate picture of my normal day to day driving, after I filled it I set everything to zero. The app is showing 10kwh/100 and 3.6L/100 long term. I could get a screen grab from the phone but I don't know how to show it here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,088 ✭✭✭ John.G

    Ah yes, that makes sense.

    Does a PHEV also charge the (EV) battery from the car's alternator as well as mains charging.?

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,228 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III

    62.1 mpg. It's a new car too. Remarkable.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,631 ✭✭✭ Iseedeadpixels

    I'm so jealous of you all, I'm getting 29mpg in my 1.6 Focus😥

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,360 ✭✭✭ CoBo55

    I'm still getting used to the car but as far as I know the engine doesn't actually have an alternator. Using B mode gives regenerative current to the high voltage battery on the overrun. In standard D mode the car coasts. All braking is regenerative with the pads only being used to stop the car in the last few feet.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,747 ✭✭✭ Miscreant

    What PHEV is it that you have and how far do you get out of the battery before the ICE kicks in? 5.3KwH/100km is incredible and if your car has the normal size PHEV battery (around 9 or 10KwH) then you should be getting over 150km on pure electric........ My PHEV can just about manage 60km out of it's 9KwH battery for example, before the petrol engine provides motive power.

    I need to get whatever you are driving :)

    Edit: I see you are getting 40kms from your 13KwH battery so there has to be something incorrect with the car's readout of your electricity consumption. That kind of consumption is more like 32.5KwH/100km. There is no way that either 5.3KwH or 10KwH/100km is correct with that distance on battery alone unless you are being towed everywhere. I would suggest resetting the total electricity consumption meter in the car and driving it for a while to get the true reading.

    The free Lidl chargers are great though. 😀

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,360 ✭✭✭ CoBo55

    It's a 211 superb. Don't be fooled by those figures, in pure electric it will just about get 40km from it's 13kw battery driving around town. That is an overall figure from the Skoda app.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,747 ✭✭✭ Miscreant

    The "Pinch of salt-o-meter" as I used to call the readout on one of my cars years ago. 😉

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  • Registered Users Posts: 64 ✭✭ CathalC2011

    My 430i has been doing around 11km/l (26mpg) the last couple of months. Costs around 90 quid a week.

    And for fun, here's a record of my fuel prices 😭😭

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,649 ✭✭✭ impr0v

    10l/100km, or 23.5mpg in old money. 172 E43 Merc.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,360 ✭✭✭ CoBo55

    Exactly, the petrol consumption is very good. I'll wait until it needs to be filled and get a credit union loan to fill it and see what the figure is.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,636 ✭✭✭ zilog_jones

    It's probably 5.3 kWh/100km overall, including hybrid mode driving, as there's only one trip computer for all driving. By the same measurement my Prius Plug-in is doing 6.12 kWh/100km, but as I know my overall EV mode driving is about 38% it's more like 16 kWh/100km for electric-only driving.

    PS: The Watt is named after a person so should be capitalised, unlike kilo- and hour which are not.

  • Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭ JCN12

    Driving less forgiving roads now, and still getting about 5.7 ltrs per 100 km without trying too hard. Can't beat simplicity I guess. 😊

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,360 ✭✭✭ CoBo55

    Short spin in hybrid mode.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,009 ✭✭✭ duffman3833

    Started new job 6 months ago and i used to drive mainly on twisty country roads (42mpg) but now im on national roads daily and im getting around 47mpg average now.

    2010 BMW F10 520D

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,358 ✭✭✭ mcburns07

    34mpg average after 7000km - 4.5 months of ownership of my BMW 128ti.

    Not too bad at all for a 2L petrol with 260bhp.

  • Registered Users Posts: 911 ✭✭✭ Prefect_1998

    Average is 32mpg in my 2012 rx 450h.

    3.5lt petrol hybrid so don't think its that bad

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  • Registered Users Posts: 142 ✭✭ [Steve]

    7.4 l/100km city in 152 1.6 TDCi Focus Saloon. Only just picked it up last week so I’ll be interested to see how it does on its first long trip tomorrow.