I Drive A Lot. And A Review of Fuelly.
I took my beloved Zaphod Beeblebrox the Car in for its 45,000 km service appointment this week, so I figured it was as good a time as any to write an update about my beloved car. Also, it gives me a chance to tell all y’all about the new fun website I’ve been using to track my gas usage (spoiler: it makes graphs!)
Ever since I got my car, I’ve been tracking my mileage. To do this, I’ve been using a handy dandy spreadsheet1. And because of this, I can easily tell you that in the 2 years and 2 months that I’ve owned my car, I have:
- driven 45,609 km2 – that’s an average of 57 km per day!
- used 2,839L of gas
- spent $3,656 in gas and about $1,300 in other car maintenance-related expenses3
But I was recently introduced to Fuelly 4, a website that tracks your mileage for you… and gives you pretty graphs and infographics! Being a graph-loving nerd, I naturally had to try it out. Fortunately, Fuelly lets you import data so I could just import the data I’d been tracking on my handy dandy spreadsheet and viola – graphs!
Aren’t they pretty?
If you are interested in my ongoing tracking of Zaphod’s mileage – and who wouldn’t be, really? – you can “follow” me on Fuelly.
- Spreadsheets. Is there anything they can’t do? [↩]
- For my American readers, that’s 28,340 miles [↩]
- e.g., regular service appointments, deductible for replacement windshield, replacement of flat tire. [↩]
- As per usu, I have no affiliation with Fuelly other than that I use their free service [↩]