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Old 02-29-2008, 12:12 PM   #562 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 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: 70.75 mpg (US)
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Worst ever efficiency


Worst ever "fill up" since I started tracking it - 62.5 MPG(US) equivalent. Combination of very cold temps & recharging it before it was too drained.


In better news, on the advice of one of the EVDL Yodas, I bought another DC-DC converter off eBay, and it arrived yesterday. $26.50

It's the exact same VICOR model we already had, but it comes mounted on a circuit board with the needed bits and pieces to ensure we don't burn it out prematurely by hooking it up "raw" between the 48v pack & the 12v accessory battery.

I could have assembled the circuit components to do the same job as this little PCB, but this was just easier.

So... I may have the "naked" VICOR 48-12v DC DC for sale, if anyone's interested...
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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