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|A month of typical driving in the BMW i8, The MPG pegs at 99.9|
If I were to guess the true MPG, It would be around 150mpg.
|Urban, Semi-Urban and Suburban towns and cities are where PHEV's|
are a very good choice. Driving Hwy 101 in Carlsbad Ca.
|An EV and a PHEV make for a great garage|
|You must plug in to get the higher MPG. You can use a normal plug|
and the supplied 110 volt charger, 220 volt is a luxury for a PHEV.
|Robust charging infrastructure make it very easy to plug in wherever you go.|
|The BMW i8 is our road tripping car|
|We are averaging 56mpg overall|
|My hero is an imaginative and creative child.|
|Julie is a more efficient driver, and a credit for the year of -$751|
|This year after four winter months we have used -349 thanks to one|
less person in the household and the more efficient BMW i3's.
We expect this trend to continue generating an extra 1200kwh
more than we use for this year, to offset our small Natural Gas use.
|Solar Panels occupy about 25% of our roof space as outlined in blue.|
Notice all the roof projections were designed to be on the north side
of the home, thus clearing the way for solar PV on the south side.
|Our ChargePoint usage graph for the year. Our ChargePoint CT 4000 was |
installed the first week of June so a few weeks of date were hand tabulated.
It's a heartbeat of energy use. The gaps are mini vacations away from home.
|A monthly view of the same data.|
|We both have our own port and swipe our separate ChargePoint cards to activate |
the individual ports. This is how we tabulate each car and driver separately.
|Love the BMW i3's, that they plug into the sunshine on our roof.|
|When you live in a home and drive EV's powered by solar, every |
aspect of emissions is reduced, thus improving the air quality for all.
|Before our solar and electric cars, we had fun powerful but gas guzzling cars|
and a high cost of gasoline and utilities.
|Today, this picture and graph represent our cost. The $245 was|
an estimated cost for nat gas when this slide was made several months ago.
|It's a complicated formula that varies from utility to utility.|
In our utility, any unused credit is not refundable. Thus no check
for $751. We did however receive a check for $36.68!
Like I said, it's complicated! The utilities set the slot machine payouts.
|This was calculated when gas in our region was $3.50 a gallon.|
Today's gas prices are $3.93 a gallon.
Now you see how I can afford to drive the BMW i8 :)