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.
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.
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.
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.
One charge is equal to plugging in and unplugging from a charging station or using the Standard Charging Cable.
These savings are based on the estimated amount that would have been spent on gas minus the estimated cost of electricity used.
Money Not Spent
A "full tank" costs a lot less when filling up with electricity.
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?
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