Top Vehicles MPG (US)
Gasoline cars, last 90 days...
1.2002 Honda` Insight 67.94
2.1998 Geo Metro 67.58
3.1992 Honda Civic CX66.02
4.2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE62.62
5.1998 Honda Civic DX Coupe62.09
6.1995 Honda Civic VX61.04
7.1991 Honda Civic Wagon DX59.61
8.2016 Mazda 2 Skyactive-G54.58
9.1998 Toyota Starlet Life Max53.22
10.2009 Honda Fit Sport51.73
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Welcome to EcoModder.com, an automotive community where performance is judged by fuel economy rather than power and speed. EcoModders employ a combination of vehicle mods, driving techniques, and common sense to squeeze every penny out of the pumps. Reasons for becoming a member range from the economical to the ecological. More info about where EcoModding came from.
 
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My 1991 Talon TSi Compound Turbo AWD My 1991 Talon TSi Compound Turbo AWD

It would almost be easier to list what hasn't been done engine wise to this car. Suffice to say that he gets mid 40 mpg with an auto, and is pretty darn fast. Check out this extensive build here.

Started by pgfpro in forum: EcoModding Central - 420 replies

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 - 7156 replies
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1st Gen Toyota Tundra Aeroshell Build 1st Gen Toyota Tundra Aeroshell Build

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Started by Macskyver in forum: Aerodynamics - 176 replies

Replace your car battery with capacitors!

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

Forum member visionary is custom-building an enclosed motorcycle with the goal of achieving 100+ mpg at its cruising speed of 70 mph, from an engine displacement of 100 cc.

Started by visionary in forum: Motorcycles / Scooters - 382 replies

Taller Tire Test (5.7% MPG increase observed on Honda CR-Z @ 55-65 MPH)

The purpose of the test was to determine whether larger diameter tires, which result in lower engine RPM and higher load for a given speed, can improve gas mileage. The test car has a 6-speed manual transmission. At highway speeds (55-65 MPH), the larger tires gave a 5.7% average increase in MPG. The engine ran about 200 RPM lower.

Started by SecondWind in forum: EcoModding Central - 64 replies
Taller Tire Test (5.7% MPG increase observed on Honda CR-Z @ 55-65 MPH)

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

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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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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.

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

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Ecoscort - 98 Ford Escort ZX2 ecomodding thread

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

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Aerodynamic streamline template - online tool (view streamlined extension on any car) Aerodynamic streamline template - online tool (view streamlined extension on any car)

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PICS! Econo Car conversion to Kubota Diesel.  1997 Geo Metro, Kubota D1005 3 cylinder PICS! Econo Car conversion to Kubota Diesel. 1997 Geo Metro, Kubota D1005 3 cylinder

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Efficient, cheap beaters! Used car ads: 35 mpg highway or more for $1500 or less Efficient, cheap beaters! Used car ads: 35 mpg highway or more for $1500 or less

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Commercially produced aerodynamic pickup bed cap

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Commercially produced aerodynamic pickup bed cap


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