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Old 05-22-2009, 11:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Big Orange Work Truck - '83 Ford F-250
90 day: 27.54 mpg (US)

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90 day: 41.21 mpg (US)

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Why or?
I run the truck on biodiesel.
I disconnected my alternator (along with every other parasitic engine load) and put in a solar panel.

More relevant:
Most of the biodiesel available today comes from waste vegetable oil, which means it involves no land at all to produce.

However there is no where near enough waste oil to fuel this countries rate of consumption.

But then again... same goes for any alternative energy. I don't think the solution is going to come from any technology.

Look what happened with hybrids: developed to increase efficiency, it was only a few years until it was adopted to add power to sports cars and SUVs.

The only long-term solution will be for us to cut back on consumption.
In other words: Not bio nor electric. Bicycle.

Originally Posted by Piwoslaw View Post
A few months ago I returned home just as my neighbor pulled into his driveway. It was cold (around freezing) with some rain and sleet, and he yells to me: You rode your bike? In this weather?!?

So the other day we both returned home at the same time again, only now the weather is warm, sunny, with no wind. And I yell to him: You took the car? In this weather?!?
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