View Poll Results: How far do you drive in an average day?

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  • < 50 miles

    28 60.87%
  • 50 - 75 miles

    7 15.22%
  • 75 - 100 miles

    4 8.70%
  • 100 - 125 miles

    4 8.70%
  • 125 - 150 miles

    1 2.17%
  • > 150 miles

    2 4.35%
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    Default How far do you drive in a day?

    Hey all, been a bit out of touch for a while due to my new job and just getting out of the habit of checking the boards. I've also been getting heavily interested in electric vehicle tech recently, and have a few projects planned in that arena (watch for buildlogs starting in Misc Projects over the next couple months). Along those lines, I wanted to get some perspective from people who aren't necessarily heavily interested in EV tech...yet... We'll see what I can do about that.


    So, on to the question. How far do you drive in an average day? Not talking about the occasional long trip, just your average daily driving habits.
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    Default Re: How far do you drive in a day?

    ...I don't drive....
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    Default Re: How far do you drive in a day?

    Being at contractor I drive almost everyday. But, when it's winter it is reduced quit a bit. During the summer it is a lot more. So, I said 50 - 75 miles a day.

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    Default Re: How far do you drive in a day?

    On a typical day it's about 35-40.
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    Default Re: How far do you drive in a day?

    Usually zero miles a day as I walk almost everywhere. During the summer I take my motorcycle to work and back every day, which ends up being about 20 miles total give or take a mile. On Sundays I go to church and back totaling about six miles.

    I'm interested in electric vehicles. I would love to do some homemade conversions or hybrids if I had a welder and some extra money. As it is, my wife and I have one car and we're fine with it that way.

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    Default Re: How far do you drive in a day?

    Interesting; getting lower numbers than I thought I would see. Though, shouldn't be that surprising, come to think of it; got a fairly long commute myself and I only average ~60 miles per day. I've been logging my mileage since 2011-08-29, and have only had 11 days since then that I've gone over 75 miles...and only 5 that I've gone over 100.

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    I'm interested in electric vehicles. I would love to do some homemade conversions or hybrids if I had a welder and some extra money. As it is, my wife and I have one car and we're fine with it that way.
    Good to find another one. My big project won't be culminating for about another 2 years (shooting for spring 2014, mainly for financial reasons), but I have a few intermediate ones that should be interesting.
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    Default Re: How far do you drive in a day?

    Daily commute is 35 miles one way so I voted 50-75. Carpool a lot with the SO or ride the motorcycle when it's not raining or icy.

    Typical hybrids get less mpg than my motorcycle and just a tad better than the SO's Subaru, due to the hills around here. An electric vehicle would have to get a couple hundred miles on a charge for it to be feasible for my needs.
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    Default Re: How far do you drive in a day?

    i would say 100-125 miles. only because i love to drive. i constantly find myself putting on over 100 miles a day, even though i work 8 miles away. the worst part about it? i live in california, where gas is more expensive. i drop a fair amount of my paycheck into gas. the other day i drove 300 miles, just to go see a lake with my friend, haha. i bought my car in late october, with 134,500 miles. i just clicked above 138k. i drove over 1k miles in the first month alone...
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    Default Re: How far do you drive in a day?

    i drive just about 80 miles a day for work. with the gas mileage i get, if take the current gas price and multiply by 100, that's what it costs me to drive to and from work each month.

    but, on the subject of electric cars, a few weeks ago i finally got the chance to talk to the dude around here with the green tesla roadster. he says it gets 200 miles on a charge. he also says that you can only get the rated 240 miles per charge by driving below 50mph and like a granny. but what fun is that?

    i asked about how much power it takes to charge it. he says it takes about the same amount of power as running your house for 4 or 5 days. so if i take my current power consumption and figure out 4 days worth of electricity, it comes out to be more expensive to charge a tesla roadster than to buy gas for my truck each month.

    my whole point is that right now the tesla is the most advanced and efficient of the electric vehicles and it is still more expensive to drive (not counting the $100k price tag) than my tacoma. electric power has a long way to go before it is cost effective enough to be viable.

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    Default Re: How far do you drive in a day?

    I'm probably on the heavy side when it comes to average daily mileage - to and from work is only about 7 miles, and running the wife to and from her work probably doubles that, but it's AT work that I really pile up the miles. Most mornings I'll pick up and/or drop off one or two cars for the bodyshop which can be anything from 20 to 50 miles alone. Then I start delivering for the paintshop side of the business - that again can be anything from 30 to 70 miles a day - add to that the fact that 4 days of the week I'll pick up or drop off my son which is roughly a 30 mile round trip, and finally I'll have a computer job or two most weeks which involve a few miles in pick up and drop off. Then comes the weekend and my miles drop like a stone, but yeah, I'm probably well above average heh.

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