70+MPG

70+ miles per gallon! The 2012 Prius C Megan and I got for commuting to school can get 70 MPG OR BETTER on the highway. Wow. Normal driving is more like 50 MPG but wow.

To get this mileage I was on the highway, mostly in the middle lane, stayed around 57 mph (the speed of traffic) and I drove behind a truck at a very normal following distance like in the photo. The image shows 18 miles on the odometer and 70.4mpg!

My mpg for the trip climbed to 72.5 after I drove on some city streets in San Leandro for a while. If I didn’t have the A/C running, I could have done better but hey.

If you write back about how terribly dangerous drafting is and how I’m going to die, please see the photo above: I was following the truck at a VERY normal distance.

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