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Old 06-22-2009, 11:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Location: Oconomowoc, WI, USA
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Electric Cycle - '81 Kawasaki KZ440
90 day: 334.6 mpg (US)

S10 - '95 Chevy S10
90 day: 30.48 mpg (US)

Electro-Metro - '96 Ben Nelson's "Electro-Metro"
90 day: 129.81 mpg (US)

The Wife's Car - Plug-in Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
90 day: 78.16 mpg (US)
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The show was lots of fun!

I dragged the Electro-Metro and the Electric motorcycle up to the clean car show to display for the whole event.

Fellow Ecomodder Ryland was there both as a hard-core volunteer AND showing off his all-electric Commuta-Car.

Last year, I lost my voice talking to people for three days straight! Now, I have a stereo installed in the Electro-Metro with MP3 playback. I recorded an MP3 file of me talking about the car, and let that run on repeat on the car stereo all weekend. It saved my voice. I still talked to tons of people, but my car could talk to them too while I was away looking at the rest of the fair!

A headless man examines the Electro-Metro's motor, while anothe man listens to the "audio tour" through the window

Ryland shows off the Commuta-Car

Boyscouts check out the electric banana. Both Ryland and I took it for a spin. Of course I didn't take it onto the interstate the way Ryland did.

The last thing you would expect to see at an energy fair! It is however Natural Gas Powered!

Vectrix - all electric motorcycle. (List price: $10 Grand)(No I didn't get a test ride, yes, I did try too!)

Leaning three wheel motorcycle

Electric converted tractor for organic farm.

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PS! Ryland, if you are reading this, the First Aid Tent hijacked my good yellow EV Charging extension cord! Guess I will have to be back next year to get it....
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