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Old 12-03-2007, 09:06 PM   #495 (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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WOW. Nearly a month since the last ForkenSwift update.

I'm very happy to have this thread installed at EcoModder, and want to say thank you to everyone who gave their permission for me to quote their original comments & contributions here at the build thread's new, permanent home.

And that includes Tygereye's recent post. Heady words, those. Thanks for the compliment!


With that out of the way: a FS update. Two milestones...

1) I finally got the drive wheels to spin out! Woo! (But only because I've been driving it in the snow.)

2) And driving it I have been. Milestone #2: Last week the car passed its 500th electrically powered kilometer (300 miles). With the crap weather we had through most of Nov, "the electric umbrella" saw fairly regular use. Which equals something like one or 2 short trips (8-12 km) every other day or so.

Also, I murdered another battery (I think - I may have only gravely wounded it). The cold weather has taken its toll on range and performance - the voltage sags much lower under load.

More updates to come...
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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