I bought a '17 SE over the weekend and did my first commute to work today. It's 160 miles round trip and according to the trip odometer I averaged 70mpg with a full charge start and full charge at work.
Can this be right?!
The tank was near full and now it's a bit above 3/4 so that's less than 3 gallons of gas. I was expecting 45mpg or so.
This can't be right can it?
160 miles / 70 mpg = 2.3 gallons. Even if the full charge got you 30 miles (that would be near the max possible) that would still be (160 - 30) / 2.3 = 56.5 mpg while in hybrid mode. It's definitely possible. 56 mpg is about the highest I can obtain on the highway going 55-60 mph, but it usually requires mild temperatures 60-70F and avoiding the use of heating or air conditioning.
Let's see what happens the next couple of days. Post back with updates.
He is charging 2x/day, so that is more EV miles. That changes your calculation to closer to 44 mpg. Still higher than average, but attainable.
I guess that makes sense. The Regen brought it up to about 37 miles leaving 43 for gas. If I knew that I would have bought this car as soon as I started commuting a year ago. Ford needs to do a better job advertising this.
JTG, You got 37 miles from a charge including regen? Did you use the EV only at lower speeds (non-freeway)? do you drive like a granny? I can get over 30 around town, but never close to 37. I guess since you went into hybrid mode that includes the extra .75kWh from plug-in mode to the middle of hybrid mode, but that should only be an additional 3 miles. You're doing really good.