Tuesday, April 12

Green Tip Tuesday -Let it Off

Yesterday I saw that the Daily Challenge for 4/11 was about GAS! Funny thing I had been journal-ing my MPG's for about 2-3 weeks now and my results are pretty standard, but also have some odd findings as well. What I looked at what brand of gas the first two weeks and then speed the last week 1/2.

For the 1st week (Week or March 20th, started mid-week) I started when I used the van (we have a dodge grand caravan) to drop off hubs, which I really didn't like because I waste more GAS! And for the first week I was putting the Valero brand gas (it was cheaper). That turned out to be horrible. I made my usual trips, taking Vet to Karate, and then picking up Hubs, nothing else.

Then on the 2nd week I switched to Exxon & Shell branded gasoline. I had a few extra trips that week, going to CVS...... Check out the results! In the end, we aren't putting Valero brand gas any more.

On the last week and 1/2 I watched speed! I usually watch my speed anyways, but for most of the week I went the speed limit (65+). Then the rest of the week I was closer to 50-55 and WOW! What a difference. So... I'm thinking that I shouldn't drive 55 on the express way because I might cause an accident, but I can drive up to 55 on the frontage (off expressway) but not get as many stop lights or just time it right so that I don't have to stop!

Week 1: My MPG was 15.8 on average!
Week 2: my MPG was 17.4!
Week 3: 20-21 MPG!

So I've included the challenge for yesterday because it just so happens to talk about what I wanted to talk about today! haha.... Head on over to see today's challenge and everyday!

#CTWW - Daily Challenge for 4/11/11

Happy Monday, everyone! Here's your challenge:

Keep your highway driving speed between 55 and 60 mph today. For most vehicles, 55 mph is the most fuel efficient highway speed and will save you up to 20-30% in fuel costs compared to driving at 75 mph. Automobile emissions are one of the leading causes of greenhouse gases. Don't idle your car at drive-up windows. If you have to stop for more than 10 seconds, you will save gas and reduce greenhouse emissions by turning off your engine.

Until tomorrow ...

WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME!

1 comment:

  1. Wowee ... I really had no idea that the brand of gas would make a difference. I'm amazed. And the difference between driving speeds is significant! Wow! Thanks for sharing your experiment.

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