Fuel Conservation on a 15x40 Mile I sland ED 630 /Fall 2007
Can We Conserve? <ul><li>How much fuel does my family use driving up and down the same minute stretch of pavement every we...
Just One Idea <ul><li>Maybe… </li></ul>
Methodology  <ul><li>My husband and I will take our vehicles to the pumps and fill up our tanks on Sunday night </li></ul>...
Here’s what it came to…
<ul><li>… unless my husband goes hunting, then it’s a whole lot more. </li></ul>
Damage Report <ul><li>7.6 gallons / week may not seem exorbitant, but it sure adds up over time </li></ul><ul><li>In a mon...
What to do, oh—what to do? <ul><li>I have deduced that if my husband started riding a bike every day, we would conserve a ...
The fun doesn’t stop there… <ul><li>This would also free up the truck for my own personal use, which would be pleasant for...
Is it worth it? <ul><li>Of course! </li></ul><ul><li>Consumption of fuel may turn out to be the same (or even a little mor...
Where does that put us with the rest of the country?
We still did better than these guys…we’re only at $1440 and 1.08! <ul><li>List of the top ten least expensive places for d...
I guess that means we’re doing pretty darn good! If nothing else, I learned a lot about using PowerPoint!
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  1. 1. Fuel Conservation on a 15x40 Mile I sland ED 630 /Fall 2007
  2. 2. Can We Conserve? <ul><li>How much fuel does my family use driving up and down the same minute stretch of pavement every week? </li></ul><ul><li>What could we do to lessen our fuel usage? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Just One Idea <ul><li>Maybe… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Methodology <ul><li>My husband and I will take our vehicles to the pumps and fill up our tanks on Sunday night </li></ul><ul><li>Trip the odometers at this fill </li></ul><ul><li>Proceed to drive our normal routes for one week, and fill up again the following Sunday night </li></ul><ul><li>When we fill up this time we will note the mileage on each odometer as well as the number of gallons each of us needed to fill up </li></ul>
  5. 5. Here’s what it came to…
  6. 6. <ul><li>… unless my husband goes hunting, then it’s a whole lot more. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Damage Report <ul><li>7.6 gallons / week may not seem exorbitant, but it sure adds up over time </li></ul><ul><li>In a month that 7.6 becomes 30.4 gallons </li></ul><ul><li>And 364.8 in a year </li></ul>
  8. 8. What to do, oh—what to do? <ul><li>I have deduced that if my husband started riding a bike every day, we would conserve a considerable amount of fuel </li></ul>
  9. 9. The fun doesn’t stop there… <ul><li>This would also free up the truck for my own personal use, which would be pleasant for two reasons: </li></ul><ul><li>I could take my dog along more often </li></ul><ul><li>2. I wouldn’t have to drive that stupid Buick Century anymore </li></ul>
  10. 10. Is it worth it? <ul><li>Of course! </li></ul><ul><li>Consumption of fuel may turn out to be the same (or even a little more, considering the fact that the car gets better mileage), but my satisfaction would be immense </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where does that put us with the rest of the country?
  12. 12. We still did better than these guys…we’re only at $1440 and 1.08! <ul><li>List of the top ten least expensive places for driving: </li></ul><ul><li>El Paso, TX-NM $2,736 1.6 gal. </li></ul><ul><li>Anchorage, AK $2,760 1.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Boulder, CO $2,839 1.6 </li></ul><ul><li>Eugene, OR $2,965 1.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Salem, OR $2,972 1.6 </li></ul><ul><li>Spokane, WA $3,125 1.7 </li></ul><ul><li>Charleston, SC $3,215 1.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Omaha, NE-IA $3,259 1.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Honolulu, HI $3,291 1.6 </li></ul><ul><li>Cleveland, OH $3,301 1.9 </li></ul><ul><li>(based on a family of two daily commuters, $/year—mi./day 5/09/06) http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/gasstudy.aspx </li></ul>
  13. 13. I guess that means we’re doing pretty darn good! If nothing else, I learned a lot about using PowerPoint!

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