Miles vs. Hours
A while back, there was a discusdion about oil change interval and the topic of EV miles vs ICE miles came up. I stated that I would buy an hour meter and report back.
Installed hour meter 4/13/2019 with 33,281 miles on my odometer. Since then, I hit 1000 today, 1016 exactly on 5/2/2019. The hour meter shows 15.1 hours. My trip meter B which I have never reset, shows 46 MPH average since new.
Doing the math, here are my numbers:
1016 miles in 19 days
1016 miles @ 46 MPH = 22.1 total run time.
22.1 hours total - 15.1 ICE = 7.0 EV.
15.1 is 68% of 22.1, which is 690 miles ICE
7.0 is 32% of 22.1, which is 326 miles EV
So, a 7500 mile oil change is just about 5100 miles on the oil. Guess Kia had that figured pretty good!
At 10000 miles, the oil would only be 6900 miles old.
P.S. The meter is a single wire wrapped around a spark plug lead and a piece of 2-sided tape and only cost $10.