Global Impact: GPD: Gallons per Day
I’m interested in lessening my impact on the health of the planet. One of the ways I’m doing that is I’m tracking how many gallons of gas my wife and I use each day.
The major variables are how much we drive, how we drive, and what we drive.
How much we drive
I’m being pretty good about taking a bus to work 3-5 days a week. When the bus isn’t late (15 minutes late yesterday during the heavy downpour in the afternoon), I find it is a good use of time as well, as I’m usually working on my tablet.
How we drive
My wife’s new hybrid has indicators to show what the current gas mileage you are getting is and also a historical view over time (per minute) as well as an average mileage. With the right information, I can balance how fast I need to accelerate with how it is affecting my mileage.
What we drive
1 Hybrid, 1 SUV
Last tank, my car did:
- 219.4 Miles
- 15.908 Gallons
- 13.8 MPG
- 13 Days
- 1.22 Gallons/Day
- 16.87 Miles/Day
Last tank, my wife’s hybrid did:
- 389.2 Miles
- 13.625 Gallons
- 28.6 MPG
- 9 Days
- 1.51 Gallons/Day
- 43.24 Miles/Day
I’ll keep track and hope to keep GPD low and get lower…
Tracking Gallons per Day
Write down Total Mileage and Trip Mileage on your gas receipt.
Enter it into this GPD-GallonsPerDay spreadsheet.
- Link to zip file containing .xlsx
- Link to .xlsx (gotta work with my ISP to upgrade servers to understand new Office mime types)
(Excel 2007 (.xlsx) format. Download and install the Office Compatibility Pack to enable opening these new file types in previous Office versions.)