Save Gas This Summer: Become A Vespa Driver!

Mileage and Gas Consumption:

I have been recording my mileage and gas consumption on this blog since my first fill up and have been so happy with my decision to buy. Every time I pull up to the gas station and look at the totals from the previous car that had just used the pump, I always throw a little solo dance party because those numbers are extreme (-and mine are so tiny when compared). Depending on your car, it takes about 300 to 600 NIS(big tank there!) to fill up a fall tank here. That is about $80 to $160 USD! Whew. (The most common car driven in Israel is the Mazda 3 and it takes just above 300NIS to fill the tank, but I’ve seen many pump reach close to the 600 NIS range.) Sometimes, after a day of driving where it seems like every car is out to get me, I need a reminder why driving a vespa is so great and these moments at the gas pump do just the trick, I’ll tell you.

I’ve been to the tank five times since my last post about mileage and gas consumption and here are the new numbers broken down for you:  Continue reading

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).

In other news, 

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