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Recumbent Honda 90   Recumbent Honda 90
Ironside customizes and aeromods his Honda 90 motorcycle into a recumbent.
By Ironside - 162 replies
In forum: Motorcycles / Scooters

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.
By MPaulHolmes - 7287 replies
In forum: Open ReVolt: open source DC motor controller

You know you   You know you're an ecomodder if/when...
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...
By Tango Charlie - 2238 replies
In forum: The Lounge

Commercially produced aerodynamic pickup bed cap   Commercially produced aerodynamic pickup bed cap
Brett Herndon is a genuine craftsman who has combined his skill in clay modeling with his knowledge of aerodynamics to produce a professional quality aerodynamic truck cap which will literally pay for itself in gas savings. It's unlike anything you've seen before: it can be used as a big hatchback, transformed into a conventional box cap, or have its top removed to make room for oversize loads. Brett is taking his handiwork into commercial production, and is a success story waiting to happen.
By MetroMPG - 540 replies
In forum: Aerodynamics

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 - 322 replies
In forum: EcoModding Central

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
People often sign up on the forum seeking advice on cheap, economical beaters. The purpose of this thread is to go beyond the hypothetical, and post actual ads of actual available cars. They're out there, people. (Our non-North American members should feel free to laugh at our concept of 'efficient' little cars.)
By MetroMPG - 593 replies
In forum: For Sale

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!
By MetroMPG - 1215 replies
In forum: General Efficiency Discussion


t vago   t vago's MPGuino workspace thread, continued
Check out t vago's continuous enhancement of the multi-featured MPGuino fuel economy computer / gauge.
By t vago - 166 replies
In forum: OpenGauge / MPGuino FE computer

Tall tire test (taller gearing advantage offset by wider, heavier wheels/tires?)   Tall tire test (taller gearing advantage offset by wider, heavier wheels/tires?)
Taller tires mean reduced cruising RPM, which is good for fuel economy. But what if the taller wheels/tires are also wider (which increases aero drag) and heavier? SentraSE-R tested his Scion Xb to find the answer.
By SentraSE-R - 97 replies
In forum: EcoModding Central

"Short-shifting" a Jeep Patriot & Audi A4 CVT (forcing early "upshift") saves gas   "Short-shifting" a Jeep Patriot & Audi A4 CVT (forcing early "upshift") saves gas
Does your car's automatic transmission have flappy paddles? What about a manual shift gate or shift buttons on the steering wheel? If so, you may be able to save fuel by wresting control from the computer over your upshifts. MetroMPG shares his experience in a Jeep and an Audi.
By MetroMPG - 16 replies
In forum: Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed

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).
By oil pan 4 - 849 replies
In forum: General Efficiency Discussion

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 - 137 replies
In forum: Aerodynamics

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.
By visionary - 385 replies
In forum: Motorcycles / Scooters

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
Planejob is making great progress on dieselizing his Metro. His goal: "I want something that seats 3, sounds like a tractor, gets great mileage, and looks insane (aero mods)." No doubt that's going to happen.
By planejob - 238 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 - 111 replies
In forum: Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed

How to Winterize Your Car EcoModder Style   How to Winterize Your Car EcoModder Style
Check out our list of things to do to winterize your car. Add your own info and thoughts too!
By Daox - 45 replies
In forum: EcoModding Central

Speed vs. MPG charts (post   Speed vs. MPG charts (post 'em if you got 'em)
The speed at which you choose to drive has the biggest impact on your highway fuel consumption. This fact is nicely demonstrated by this collection of graphs showing the relationship of MPH to MPG in a variety of vehicles, from a 55 hp Geo Metro to a 505 hp Corvette, and many others in between.
By bluejoey - 178 replies
In forum: Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed

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 - 276 replies
In forum: Hybrids

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)
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.
By changzuki - 694 replies
In forum: EcoModding Central

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 - 60 replies
In forum: EcoModding Central





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