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1.1992 Honda civic VX78.74
2.2005 Toyota Echo 78.4
3.1994 Geo Metro 70.05
4.1992 Honda Civic VX67.59
5.1991 Honda Civic Wagon DX67.35
6.1997 Geo Metro 67.29
7.1992 Honda Civic Vx67.09
8.1995 Honda Civic EX66.75
9.2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE65.61
10.1998 Honda Civic DX Coupe65.47
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Istas does a handful of aeromods to his 2005 Honda Accord and shares the results of his testing with us.

Started by Istas in forum: EcoModding Central - 71 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 - 577 replies
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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 - 6758 replies

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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.

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

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Started by changzuki in forum: EcoModding Central - 181 replies

Ren: My '92 Civic

Following on the heels of the aesthetically entertaining, aero-modified Project Anal Probe (1992 Ford Probe), Sven7 is well underway in the transformation of his latest steed into an even more efficient and unique looking machine.

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Started by nathan01xl in forum: EcoModding Central - 140 replies

Electric car conversion: Project ForkenSwift

The ongoing story of a super cheap electric car conversion: a $175 Geo Metro combined with parts from a scrapped forklift and used golf cart batteries. This low cost, medium-speed, short range runabout has been on the road now for 6 years in a small Ontario city.

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A gain of ~5 MPG is documented from the construction of this hatch-mounted boat tail on a 2006 Toyota Matrix. The goal of the builder was to preserve access to the hatch and rear vision.

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Aeromodded Civic VX 72mpg (image heavy)

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

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David's 2001 Civic EV (80-100 mile range; 65+ MPH; 8 second 0-60)

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Started by echo-francis in forum: EcoModding Central - 285 replies

Project 100 (custom enclosed Honda C90 targets 100 mph vmax and 100 km/L FE)

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Started by visionary in forum: Motorcycles / Scooters - 355 replies
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Started by turbovr41991 in forum: EcoModding Central - 174 replies

Peugeot 205 5th gear swap (8.2% improvement at constant 50 mph)

HypermilerAX demonstrates the potential savings that can come from "gearing up" a manual transmission with a relatively simple 5th gear swap in his dad's 1991 Peugeot 205 diesel.

Started by HypermilerAX in forum: EcoModding Central - 20 replies
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David David's Solectria Force Rebuild

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Started by TheSGC in forum: Fossil Fuel Free - 77 replies

Shift points: EPA testing of manual transmissions (why beating MT ratings is easier)

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