This is the Electronaut Effect.

The BMW ActiveE Field Trial began in January 2012 with 700 Electronauts.
Scroll down to explore the effect of every all-electric mile driven. Be sure to check back weekly for updated statistics.

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Range

Total Miles Driven
 
Miles

Roll over each bar in the chart below to see the total. You can explore weekly and monthly driving habits by clicking to the right.

Last 52 Weeks
Average Miles DrivenAverage Miles Driven
  Miles per day
Miles

This average is based on the Electronauts' weekly driving totals since the beginning of the
BMW ActiveE Field Trial.

Last 52 Weeks
Average Speedexpand
  MPH Daily
MPH

Speed directly impacts range, as does a lot of stop-and-go traffic. When driving an electric vehicle, downhill drives require less energy and extend range. It's helpful to avoid traffic and look for alternate routes to get the most out of the battery and charge levels.

Last 52 Weeks
Most miles driven
in one day
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  Miles
Car
Miles

This number is based on the total miles driven in one full day, from midnight to midnight. Electronauts can use the ECO PRO Mode feature, which promotes an energy efficient driving style and lessens the use of convenience functions, to help maximize how far they can travel.

Car
Average Charge RemainingAverage Charge Remainingexpand

Remaining Daily
remaining daily

If the ActiveE is charged every night, the vehicle can go as far as many people drive in a given day, and beyond. For the occasional longer trip, charging stations can be mapped out in advance. And for those stations on the ChargePoint Network, the vehicle's ConnectedDrive can advise of real-time availability.

% Charge Remaining
Average Number of Chargesexpand
  Charges/Day
charges per day

One charge is equal to plugging in and unplugging from a charging station or using the Standard Charging Cable.

# Charges Per Day
Average time spent charging expand

Hours Daily
hours

Sometimes electric companies offer price incentives for charging at specific hours, known as Time of Use rates. In these instances, Electonauts can save even more by using the ActiveE's "Program Charging" feature to set the vehicle to begin charging at those times.

Last 52 Weeks
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Savings

Total Money Saved
To Spend Elsewhere

These savings are based on the estimated amount that would have been spent on gas minus the estimated cost of electricity used.

Last 6 Months
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With all the money we've saved, we could buy:

Gas Savings vs. Electricity Costs

Money Not Spent
on Gas
Gasoline
Electricity

Money Spent
Charging
the ActiveE
CompareCost per 100 Milesexpand

Vs.
Electricity

A "full tank" costs a lot less when filling up with electricity.

Gas
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Environment

Gas Not Used expand
  Gallons
Total
gas
car
  Trips to the
pump
not taken
Gallons

Gas stations look a lot better at 65 mph. And by not stopping at the pump, think of all the time you'll spend doing other things?

Trips to the
pump
not taken
CO2Metric Tons of CO2 not emitted expand
  Metric Tons Molecule
which is equal to


less driving
carbon footprint
Metric Tons

Take a breath of fresher air. The Electronauts' reduced CO2 emissions can be thought of in numerous ways. For instance, metric tons of CO2 is equal to:


bags of garbage

Hours of BBQ-ing

Loads of Laundry
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