Tonight I stopped at the gas station to fill up Bluey for the first time.
I don’t remember exactly how many miles Bluey had at delivery, but here you can see that I am at 1,212.6 miles at the first fill-up. After getting less than 300 miles on a tank of gas with Old Blue this is a big improvement. I could only dream of getting 98.3 mpg. Of course, this is mostly because of charging Bluey’s batteries each night.
It was also a bit interesting to fill up the tank as it has a ‘Capless’ fueling system. Of course, I had seen this before in the Ford Fusion that I rented while back in Nebraska and Iowa for my niece’s wedding.
Since I bought Bluey I have spent two weeks in Germany and also spent a lot of time at home over the holidays. If I am not traveling I think that I will be filling the gas tank about once a month, which is much better than four times a month with Old Blue.
Now to see how long this tank will last. The display says that have a range of 712 miles. These are the hybrid mode miles, so it depends on how many times I charge Bluey before the next fill up.