Top Vehicles MPG (US)
Gasoline cars, last 90 days...
1.1992 Honda civic VX84.93
2.1994 Honda Civic VX VX76.54
3.2005 Toyota Echo 72.41
4.1992 Honda Civic CX70.12
5.1991 Honda Civic Wagon DX67.46
6.1995 Honda Civic VX64.68
7.2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE63.22
8.1997 Geo Metro 62.38
9.1998 Honda Civic DX Coupe61.67
10.1994 Geo Metro 59.92
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Highest MPG for a non-hybrid: Mitsubishi Mirage
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Buy a trailer (instead of a pickup truck) Buy a trailer (instead of a pickup truck)

This is a thread for anyone thinking about getting a pickup truck as a first or second vehicle when adding a trailer to your car would do instead (and save you lots of fuel & money).

Started by oil pan 4 in forum: General Efficiency Discussion - 457 replies

Slow progress but progress (DIY two seater tadpole trike, 9hp Honda diesel)

Old Mechanic is developing an efficient, aerodynamic platform for a tadpole vehicle with the flexibility to run various drivetrains, including (ultimately) his patented hydraulic hybrid drive system. Initial plans are to power it with a single cylinder Honda diesel mated to a Harley 5 speed.

Started by Old Mechanic in forum: EcoModding Central - 355 replies
Slow progress but progress (DIY two seater tadpole trike, 9hp Honda diesel)

Replace your car battery with capacitors! Replace your car battery with capacitors!

A good discussion on replacing a starting battery with ultra capacitors in cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

Started by redneck in forum: EcoModding Central - 167 replies

Notable eco-cars (old & new) spotted in the wild: post your pics!

Check out interesting and rare eco-cars that people have stumbled across, and share findings of your own!

Started by MetroMPG in forum: General Efficiency Discussion - 684 replies
Notable eco-cars (old & new) spotted in the wild: post your pics!

OG OG's VX Build: HyperMile Driving with some JDM Styling

Member OG VX documents the ongoing restoration/ecomodding of his 1992 Honda Civic VX with tons of details and photos. Already averaging 54 mpg (US).

Started by OG VX in forum: EcoModding Central - 229 replies

Urba Centurion Update - (Kubota diesel, 100+ MPG in mixed driving - Fall 2012 on)

Changzuki describes the progress of this diesel-powered custom car, with Triumph Spitfire manual transmission and rear differential. Top speed from the 850 cc Kubota is 65 mph, and it's returning 100+ MPG in mixed driving.

Started by changzuki in forum: EcoModding Central - 341 replies
Urba Centurion Update - (Kubota diesel, 100+ MPG in mixed driving - Fall 2012 on)

Paul & Sabrina Paul & Sabrina's cheap DIY 144v motor controller

A thread and project of epic proportions where Paul designs a DIY 144V DC electric motor controller.

Started by MPaulHolmes in forum: Open ReVolt: open source DC motor controller - 6992 replies

Boat tail - Redneck style...

Redneck builds a boat tail for his Geo Metro out of EMT tubing, skinned in 1/2 inch thick foam insulation board. Initial results show a ~15% improvement in real world highway MPG.

Started by redneck in forum: Aerodynamics - 147 replies
Boat tail - Redneck style...

You know you You know you're an ecomodder if...

One of the more popular threads on EcoModder, this is a lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek look at the many potential signs and symptoms that you may be more interested in fuel economy than the average person...

Started by Tango Charlie in forum: The Lounge - 1857 replies

Experiment: smooth wheel discs tested A-B-A - 4.6% mpg improvement @ 65 mph

Forum member Concrete tested smooth wheel covers on his 2000 Chevrolet S10 pick-up, and posted the data compared to the stock alloy wheels. A-B-A testing found +1.3 mpg -- that's about 4-5% depending on how you want to figure it.

Started by Concrete in forum: Aerodynamics - 318 replies
Experiment: smooth wheel discs tested A-B-A - 4.6% mpg improvement @ 65 mph

Project: The Anal Probe Project: The Anal Probe

Meet the Anal Probe: a 1992 Ford Probe 5-speed that is half art car, half aerodynamic modifications showcase. It's a student's winter beater on a mission: "EPA ratings for the car are 21/28 mpg. I'm shooting for 40 mpg with the aero mods and some conservative driving." In the end, he beats his goal handily... and celebrates by giving the car a new, completely different paint job ... and a full boat tail for even better MPG.

Started by Sven7 in forum: EcoModding Central - 848 replies

1955 Buick Special sedan - diesel conversion

Ingredients: 1955 Buick Special 4-door, 6.2L V8 diesel from an '84 Chevy 1500 pickup. Biodiesel planned.

Started by wndsofchng in forum: Fossil Fuel Free - 60 replies
1955 Buick Special sedan - diesel conversion

Another truck aero cap idea... Another truck aero cap idea...

Follow the evolution of BamZipPow's aerodynamic cap for his 1998 Toyota T-100 pickup.

Started by BamZipPow in forum: Aerodynamics - 341 replies

AeroSprite! Aero & mechanically modified Austin Healey Sprite: consistent 65 MPG US

Blast from the past: this 1970's era DIY streamliner achieved unheard of mileage in its day through a combination of aerodynamic mods (obviously), plus changes to the engine and gearing.

Started by MetroMPG in forum: Aerodynamics - 65 replies
AeroSprite! Aero & mechanically modified Austin Healey Sprite: consistent 65 MPG US

CarBEN EV5 Full Sized Prototype Construction - 5 Seat Electric Car From Scratch CarBEN EV5 Full Sized Prototype Construction - 5 Seat Electric Car From Scratch

NeilBlanchard has begun the construction process to build the full-sized prototype of his aerodynamic 5-passenger electric car he's nicknamed "CarBEN EV5". The prototype is being assembled with rigid foam sheets cut on a CNC machine.

Started by NeilBlanchard in forum: DIY / How-to - 677 replies

3rd gen Prius aeromod thread

Vman455 buys a 3rd gen Prius, and in typical ecomodder fashion doesn't take long to start modding it. Check out what he has done.

Started by Vman455 in forum: Aerodynamics - 85 replies
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Aero RV (custom boat tail for Aero RV (custom boat tail for '95 Ford E-350 Class C motorhome)

Orbywan says: "About a month ago I decided to build a boat tail for my 95 E-350 Ford 25 foot turbo diesel Class C motor home. I read the aerodynamics study NASA did at Dryden Air Force base back in the late 60ís on the squared off E-150 van about 20 times, as well as several other studies, drew up some plans and three weeks later and some serious sweat the prototype is done and tested." Initial results show about a 20% mpg improvement.

Started by orbywan in forum: Aerodynamics - 159 replies

Project: Aero Trailer for TDi

VRdublove writes: "We have a 8000 mile summer tour, and decided to make an aerodynamic trailer to carry our ultralight adventure vehicles. We decided to use a utility trailer as the base, and add an aluminum shell that tapers the bodyshape of the Sportwagen that's pulling it."

Started by VRdublove in forum: Aerodynamics - 26 replies
Project: Aero Trailer for TDi

Boat tail project based on a single wheel trailer... Boat tail project based on a single wheel trailer...

BamZipPow's epic customization & refinement of a single-wheel, drag-reducing trailer used on his already extensively aero-modified 1998 Toyota T-100 pickup. "Mileage is averaging around 27mpg with the trailer," he says, which he estimates is about a 2 MPG improvement.

Started by BamZipPow in forum: Aerodynamics - 423 replies

Aeromodded Civic VX 72mpg (image heavy)

Ecotex shares with us his father's modified Civic VX that gets very impressive mileage.

Started by ecoTex in forum: EcoModding Central - 335 replies
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