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Old 05-02-2009, 07:24 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.78 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 66.29 mpg (US)
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Oh, it rained pretty good yesterday afternoon. And overnight.

But today's weather was PERFECT for the fuel economy run. The organizer missed seeing your car - he specifically mentioned it. Sounds like he was a sports car racer back in the day.

Pics... Ben & Will had fancy cameras (I forgot my amazing 2 MP unit at home) so they'll probably be posting some.

For me the most interesting vehicle was a solar car built by a high school - 48v pack, Alltrax controller. They even participated in the fuel economy run, but had to drop out (burned out a wheel bearing). They could have done the whole 77 mile loop at 45 mph (on the flats - slower up, faster downhill) on sunshine and a 4.8 kW battery pack. (Compare to the ForkenSwift with a 10 kW pack, similar performance, no solar panels, and a 20 mile range).

For other people, the most interesting car was probably the home made, wood bodied, streamlined diesel powered trike which is an automotive X-Prize entry. They managed 89.5 mpg on the circuit today.
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