I still use Fuelly.com to track my fuel consumption. Here are the results of my driving in 2013:

  • I refueled 10 times.
  • The average distance I drove between fill-ups was 881.3 km (547.6 miles).
  • The average price I paid per litre of diesel was $1.28 ($4.84 per US gallon).
  • The total distance tracked in 2013 was 8,813 km (5476 miles).
  • To drive that distance, I used 521.25 litres of fuel (137.70 US gallons).
  • I spent an average of $66.59 for each refuel.
  • I spent a total of $665.93 on fuel.
  • That works out to 8¢ per kilometre (12¢ per mile).
  • My average fuel economy for the year was 5.9 litres/100 km (39.8 MPG).

Taking it a bit further, 10 fill-ups in 52 weeks averages out to a fill-up every 5 weeks.

Comparing the numbers to last year’s results is nothing but, on the face of it, good news. Fuel efficiency is up 7% and distance driven is down 27%. These positive results can be yours as well. All you need is either a job located within walking distance of your home (which is not what I had), or no job at all (which is what I had). The slight upswing in fuel economy is at least partly because although my daily in-city driving was drastically reduced, my long distance driving was not.