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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.
By redneck - 314 replies
In forum: EcoModding Central

1946 Chevy Prius Truck   1946 Chevy Prius Truck
Watch how member Hoopie is integrating a 2001 Prius platform & drivetrain into a 1946 Chevy Truck, with the goal of making the changes invisible to the casual observer.
By Hoopie - 259 replies
In forum: Hybrids

Recumbent Honda 90   Recumbent Honda 90
Ironside customizes and aeromods his Honda 90 motorcycle into a recumbent.
By Ironside - 155 replies
In forum: Motorcycles / Scooters

How to properly test modifications (AKA: don   How to properly test modifications (AKA: don't believe every MPG claim you read)
Here on EcoModder we see a lot of claims made about the effectiveness (or lack of effectiveness) of specific modifications. It's an understatement to say not all claims are made equal. It all depends on how rigorous the test is.
By MetroMPG - 110 replies
In forum: EcoModding Central

VW Lupo 3L --> 2L   VW Lupo 3L --> 2L
Vekke has taken one of the world's most efficient cars and is modifying it extensively for even better results. "Best fuel consumption so far is 2.24 L/100km at 80 km/h average speed, which equals 105 MPG (US) at 50 MPH avg. speed."
By Vekke - 382 replies
In forum: EcoModding Central

2005 Prius engine into 1986 MR2: mk1 1nzfxe Prius swap (gas only)   2005 Prius engine into 1986 MR2: mk1 1nzfxe Prius swap (gas only)
Mr220v informs us that used Prius engines are dirt cheap, and therefore fun to experiment with! He swapped one into an MR2, and using the Prius variable cam timing/Atkinson design, he now has variable compression on demand, via a push-button. He's still working out tuning, but fuel economy has gone up a healthy amount, from ~30 to 37 mpg (US).
By mr220v - 114 replies
In forum: Success Stories

SuperGeek Pictures, what do you all think?   SuperGeek Pictures, what do you all think?
Check out this cool custom motorcycle reverse trike project. Hes getting over 70 mpg!
By Alien Vehicles - 50 replies
In forum: EcoModding Central


Aerodynamic streamline template - online tool (view streamlined extension on any car)   Aerodynamic streamline template - online tool (view streamlined extension on any car)
Member seifrob made an online tool that overlays a streamlined template on an image of any vehicle to visualize the "ideal" extended low drag shape. Very useful for anyone considering building a drag-reducing Kamm back, full boat tail, box cavity, spoiler, etc.
By seifrob - 176 replies
In forum: Aerodynamics

Full-boat-tail trailer with gap-fillers for Toyota T-100 pickup   Full-boat-tail trailer with gap-fillers for Toyota T-100 pickup
Phil says: "The boat hull is far from ideal but using it will save hundreds of man-hours. Maybe 40 mpg HWY... we'll see. P.S. the trailer is large enough to serve as a rigid tent, for car-camping."
By aerohead - 357 replies
In forum: Aerodynamics

Heating the transmission with engine coolant   Heating the transmission with engine coolant
A good brainstorming discussion about methods for speeding up the warming of the transmission's gear oil.
By Daox - 127 replies
In forum: EcoModding Central

Have you ever given 1-on-1 ecodriving instruction? (Here   Have you ever given 1-on-1 ecodriving instruction? (Here's how I did it.)
MetroMPG walks us through his recent experience of teaching individual "non-hypermilers" about ecodriving. With just an hour-long session, each driver's results showed an immediate increase in fuel economy above their car's EPA ratings.
By MetroMPG - 107 replies
In forum: Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed

Staying cool with out air conditioning   Staying cool with out air conditioning
Oil pan 4 builds a liquid cooled seat to stay cool without air conditioning.
By oil pan 4 - 71 replies
In forum: EcoModding Central

Old square sedan kammback   Old square sedan kammback
Joris documents the construction and testing of a nicely made aluminum-skinned Kammback on his (very squared off) notchback Euro Volvo sedan. The addition is cleverly attached at the drip rails and hinged to preserve access to the factory trunk/boot.
By Joris - 74 replies
In forum: Aerodynamics

02 G1 Insight with many ecomods- 999.6 mile tank @ 105 MPG   02 G1 Insight with many ecomods- 999.6 mile tank @ 105 MPG
The donkey CRX has another epic build, this time with his 1st generation Honda Insight.
By The donkey CRX - 133 replies
In forum: EcoModding Central

1st Gen Toyota Tundra Aeroshell Build   1st Gen Toyota Tundra Aeroshell Build
Macskyver chronicles the building of his beautiful wooden aeroshell for his Toyota Tundra.
By Macskyver - 195 replies
In forum: Aerodynamics

Finally broke 60 mpg (bone stock   Finally broke 60 mpg (bone stock '95 Honda Civic VX)
New member Bugzilla scored a dealer-maintained, bone stock Civic VX and through driving technique alone surpassed 60 mpg (US) on his 4th tank. Next up: vehicle mods!
By Bugzilla - 12 replies
In forum: Success Stories

Automatically actuated grill block - Mk3   Automatically actuated grill block - Mk3
Daox designs an automatically actuated grill shutter. The design is nearly fully 3d printed and controlled via an arduino.
By Daox - 135 replies
In forum: Aerodynamics

Ecoscort - 98 Ford Escort ZX2 ecomodding thread   Ecoscort - 98 Ford Escort ZX2 ecomodding thread
BabyDiesel's build thread for his 98 Escort. Hes currently averaging just over 50 mpg with an automatic transmission.
By BabyDiesel - 422 replies
In forum: EcoModding Central

David   David's 2001 Civic EV (80-100 mile range; 65+ MPH; 8 second 0-60)
TheSGC swaps the guts from his 1996 lead-acid Honda Civic EV into a 2001 Civic body with lithium batteries and a few other updates. In the end, he'll have a DIY electric car with better performance than a Nissan Leaf.
By TheSGC - 343 replies
In forum: Fossil Fuel Free

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.
By NeilBlanchard - 724 replies
In forum: DIY / How-to





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