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Old 05-25-2009, 01:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 53.56 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: 61.46 mpg (US)
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I love it. Small scale version of:



link: http://www.jstraubel.com/EVpusher/EVpusher2.htm

For the motorbike, all you'd really need is a throttle control and on/off switch. Couldn't you leave it in top gear, accelerate electrically up to speed, then close the bike's ignition to fire the ICE and continue accelerating/cruising?

I don't think the ForkenSwift could handle the weight of the bike (even if only the front portion) cantilevered off the back, like that SUV. Might need a light 2 wheel dolly to put the bike's front wheel in and tow instead.

Halfbakery is so much fun.
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