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Question What are you doing more / less during the COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 in your area ?

While most states are ordering their population to shelter in place / lockdown / stay at home orders, what are you doing during these times ?

I am finding while I work from home, more time for:

Family
Gardening
Cooking at home
Sunbathing (So Cal sun even in the winter)
Cleaning up the garage

Less time:
Driving
Commuting
Traffic
Shopping
Going to events


What is your list ??
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A lot less time commuting. I've spent the last five years getting my company to a point where we can do 100% of our jobs (every single employee) from anywhere in the world so long as there's a good Wi-Fi signal.
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One change is that I am driving all electric now. Normally I use gas two or three times a week, but now that I only make needed runs to the store I do not need gas. In fact I don't even need to fill up the battery, I just keep it charged to about 60% and that's plenty.
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Today was the first time the Clarity left home since last Tuesday: It was 82F and sunny, so the AC was set to 74F. Started with 32 miles of range, ran a little over five miles of errands around town and ended with 29.2 miles of range: I think of this as "practical magic."
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I have gotten out about 3 times over the last 2 weeks, just went to Walmart for groceries which is only about 3.5 miles round trip from my house. I have had my Clarity for 8 months almost now and spent less than $100 on gas and have about 3100 miles on it. I could have done better but wanted to actually run the ICE some to keep it active. Until the quarantine is over I probably won't be doing anything other than getting groceries. I'm retired so there's no pressure here.
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I have had my Clarity for 8 months almost now and spent less than $100 on gas and have about 3100 miles on it.
Mine was 7 months on the 14th - with just under 9200 miles. Most of my driving is on interstate highways in HV mode - I've not kept track of the amount of fuel purchased but, from tank to tank on long drives, I'm averaging over 48 mpg. My EV range has been hovering in the upper 30s but, now that I'm only driving around town (30 mph speed limit) I expect that number to climb.
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One change is that I am driving all electric now. Normally I use gas two or three times a week, but now that I only make needed runs to the store I do not need gas. In fact I don't even need to fill up the battery, I just keep it charged to about 60% and that's plenty.
Same here, the Clarity does not get to run on gas anymore due to the shelter in place order.

Shame when we start her up, it has over 55 miles per charge ready but rarely use 10miles.

We both are working from home so the car is our grocery getter now...
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I am enjoying clearer skies. With reduced ICE vehicle traffic, the sky is a much deeper blue.
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I am enjoying clearer skies. With reduced ICE vehicle traffic, the sky is a much deeper blue.
This is occurring everywhere. All the more reason to push harder to migrate ground transportation to 100% EV.
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I am driving to many state parks these days to do some hiking, avoiding the busier ones. It's been wonderful driving locally and on the highways with much less traffic. Something happened yesterday that amazed me. I was on HV Charge, going 65 mph, and my HV range went to 0. I had over 20 EV range at the time, which was enough to get me to my favorite gas station, but the car remained in HV Charge mode, for the next 15 miles, continuing to charge as I watched my EV range increase. It finally changed from HV charge to EV at 28 EV range, and the message said it had reached maximum for HV charge. I guess there must have been enough gas left to do that, even though the HV range "estimate" said 0. Nice to know there's that cushion to fall back on.
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