Because I was in no hurry to get back home this morning from my trip to Cherokee, I wanted to maximize the MPG. As I've said before, since there are more downhill parts than uphill ones, it is easy to induce the car into EV mode quite often. Also, many of the downhills are steep enough to allow the car to actually charge the hybrid battery while still in EV mode (with foot off the "go" pedal). When I pulled into my garage, the gauge read 45.8 - it actually was at 46.5 when I got on I-75 about 15 miles from home. Figuring on a 5% overage in the gauge, that still comes out to about 43.5 mpg for the trip home. It read about 38.5 on the trip there. It's great having a car that gets great gas mileage, but also has a lot of power and torque when it's needed. It's a shame that Infiniti decided to drop the hybrid from the line-up.