METALandMIRRORS: 2016 End-Of-Year Fuel Economy Summary - 2016 Mini Cooper S Electric Blue Metallic (Post #10)

Monday, January 1, 2018

2016 End-Of-Year Fuel Economy Summary - 2016 Mini Cooper S Electric Blue Metallic (Post #10)

Well, once again, it's been far too long since my last update.  No excuses except to say life motors on whether you can keep up or not.  I'm keeping up, but little to no time for the extras right now.  I know I promised a review of the backup camera, and I'm working on it, but I wanted to post my 2016 end-of-year review summary regarding my fuel efficiency.  Again these fuel numbers are from day one of my ownership, so they are spot on in terms of actuals and trends.

I included a photo of my raw data for the year at the end in case anyone wants to conduct any further data analysis.  I also added a new graph called 'Actual MPG vs. Trip Computer MPG'.  As you can see in that graph, the computer was slightly more generous than the actual.  The computer averaged out to be almost 2 MPG more than the actual.  Based on my rolling MPG average, that would have given me an extra 68 miles I could have driven. And based on the total average trip distance the computer says I can travel after each fill-up, that equates to almost 16% more mileage.  Notable for certain, but I'll stop short of calling it substantial.

Cost per mile was very steady with only a few variances. For the most part, $.08 cents per mile was my rolling cost and accounted for almost 50% of my entries.  Cost per day was $5.01 (Fuel Only) and $5.65 which includes only one oil change to date.  Not sure what I think about this given I've never tracked a vehicle to this level.  My first thought is this seems high, but I'll see how this trends and what you all think.  I'll also say my overall MPG was steady apart from a few entries.  I ended the 2016 year with a rolling average of 33.92 MPG. The one major variable you'll see and I've discussed is the fuel cost itself.  $3.30 was the highest cost per gallon, and $1.94 was the lowest with the average being $2.73.

As I mentioned in my last post, I''ll stress once again this realistic day-to-day driving for me and not a controlled test.  This is what an individual can expect in terms of performance with this type of vehicle on a day to day basis given the criteria noted in the data.  With that, you can extrapolate some other data points.  

I would love to hear from others with a Mini Cooper on what they see in terms of fuel efficiency.  Of course, I did not purchase the Mini Cooper just for fuel economy, but that certainly helps.  Take a look at the data, let me know your thoughts.

Until the next post, HAPPY NEW YEAR and Motor On!


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