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Old 12-01-2007, 11:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
MetroMPG
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Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 55.99 mpg (US)
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[quote=[B]SW[/B]]How 'bout a for-canoe? Forken-ewe? {/quote]

Guess what I tried? It's perfect on flat water with no wind.

Cruised silently past 8 turtles sunning on a rock. When I ran out of juice and paddled by them on the way back to the cottage, they all dove into the water. Even turtles think electric drive is cool

I was using an old starting battery. It only seemed to have about 20 ah usable capacity. Next time I try it will be with a pair of surplus floodies from Project ForkenSwift (rated 240 ah, probably more like 120 ah now).
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