Vespanomics, Gas and Mile Facts

Mileage and Fuel,

Tov, I have filled up my tank five times since last writing about the mileage I am getting on the ‘pa. Gas prices have also gone up here in Israel around the 1st of March. The price changed from around 3NIS to 7NIS.- always closer to the far sides of those numbers of course.  I have paid about  167 NIS  ($46) for 22 liters (5.8 gal) in those five fill ups. I drove around 565 km (351 miles) and ranged around 26 kms per liter, varying around 63 miles per gallon. When I think about how many miles I get back in the states with my Prius, the vespa is doing pretty awesome. Yofi.

UPDATE: 

I have now spent around 387 NIS ($107.50) for 11 full tanks, and I have driven a total of 1261kms ( which would be around 432.5 mi).

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Shopping on Your Scooter,

Ultimate Errand Machine,

This little machine of beauty is so useful, even when you think it would be quite limited from its size, it can surprise you. Today I headed out to shop for tonight’s dinner and ended up with my lightest load yet, to transport home. I once tended to be one of those shoppers who bought a week’s worth of groceries at once instead of a more urban approach of going daily for the things you need. Or course my habits have had to change with the move here to Israel and not having a car’s ample space to utilize. Although, I have been very happy with my resourcefulness and the storage space offered with my Vespa. I have drove before with the [white] bag full and felt a little uncomfortable, so it is just about what you know you are comfy with and staying with those limits on your shopping errands. Continue reading