VW diesel report: 2015

Happy New Year! I still use Fuelly.com to track my fuel consumption. Here are the results of my driving in 2015:

  • I refueled 6 times.
  • The average distance I drove between fill-ups was 834.3 km (518.4 miles).
  • The average price I paid per litre of diesel was $1.05 ($3.96 per US gallon).
  • The total distance tracked in 2015 was 5 006 km (3 110 miles).
  • To drive that distance, I used 322.01 litres of fuel (85.07 US gallons).
  • I spent an average of $56.15 for each refuel.
  • I spent a total of $336.91 on fuel.
  • That works out to 7¢ per kilometre (11¢ per mile).
  • My average fuel economy for the year was 6.4 litres/100 km (36.6 MPG).

Taking it a bit further, 6 fill-ups in 12 months averages out to a fill-up every two months.

VW diesel report: 2014

I still use Fuelly.com to track my fuel consumption. Here are the results of my driving in 2014:

  • I refueled 7 times.
  • The average distance I drove between fill-ups was 809.1 km (502.7 miles).
  • The average price I paid per litre of diesel was $1.31 ($4.96 per US gallon).
  • The total distance tracked in 2014 was 5,663 km (3519 miles).
  • To drive that distance, I used 358.17 litres of fuel (94.62 US gallons).
  • I spent an average of $66.73 for each refuel.
  • I spent a total of $467.12 on fuel.
  • That works out to 8¢ per kilometre (12¢ per mile).
  • My average fuel economy for the year was 6.3 litres/100 km (37.3 MPG).

Taking it a bit further, 7 fill-ups in 52 weeks averages out to a fill-up every 7½ weeks, or just less than every two months.

VW diesel refuel #118

Dates: April 11 to June 12
Odometer: 109204 to 110034
Distance travelled: 830.0 km
Fuel used: 52.924 litres

Calculated fuel economy:
6.4 l/100 km
36.89 miles/US gallon
44.30 miles/imperial gallon

After leaving Ottawa, my fuel efficiency suffered. The problem is this town is small. All my trips are shorter. That’s great for saving time and spending less on fuel, but shorter trips are less efficient in terms of overall fuel economy.

I really have no cause for complaint, though. I’m using less fuel overall, which means savings. The fuel I am consuming is also being used far more efficiently than in any car I’ve ever owned.