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Old 08-17-2009, 03:24 PM   #846 (permalink)
bennelson
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90 day: 30.48 mpg (US)

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

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My car, the Electro-Metro, is pretty similar to the Forkenswift, except that it is currently running at 72V.

It tends to draw around 100 amps while crusing at about 35mph.

Voltage always drops a bit while the motor is under load. The main thing is that voltage drops VERY little when the batteries are fresh off a charge, and A LOT when the batteries are getting low.

When the battery voltage sags a LOT on acceleration, it's time to get to an electric outlet.
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