Today is the anniversary of the last time that I bought gas for my car Bluey.
First, I now drive a plug-in hybrid which takes a lot less gas to operate.
Before the shelter in place I had been excited that I was only getting gas once a month instead of once a week. I have only been gone to the office three times since the shelter in place. However, the frequency of those trips will begin to increase soon.
I only visit the grocery store about every two weeks.
The other place I visit frequently is the library for curbside pickup. This is perhaps 1-2 times a week depending on when books are due or I have something to pick up. I am thankful that I can still get books from across the state through Link+.
For the short trips around town I recharge the batteries overnight so there is no reason to use gas unless I take a long trip out of town.
I will have to use the rest of the tank of gas within the next six months as the fuel freshness mode will kick in after 18 months. I will then not be able to use the EV mode until the fuel level drops below one gallon or I fill it up when it has less than a 1/4 tank left.
As things start to open up, I am sure that my distance driving will increase and I will not have to worry about getting to the limit.
I just wonder what the price of gas will be by that time. I really haven’t looked to see what the local price is, but have heard that they are quickly rising.