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Old 10-29-2009, 12:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Tesla Roadster drives 501 km / 313 miles on a single charge

(OOPS - I started a separate thread on this topic, combined here to avoid duplication...)

An Australian Tesla owner and co-pilot just feather-footed this car into the record books for longest distance on a single charge by a production EV.

The car is taking part in Australia's Global Green Challenge - an event that showcases alternative energy vehicles on a cross-continent race.They figured there were just 5 km / 3 miles of distance left in the pack when they stopped!

How did they do it?

"Emilis and I have decades of experience flying gliders competitively and we applied the same energy conservation techniques to our driving, with significant results! - source
We’ve been asked a lot of questions about what we’re doing, and people are interested to hear that the basic plan for today involves driving at a steady speed of around 55kph (roughly 30 mph), with driver changes every two hours to avoid fatigue. - source
You'll note in the photo on their blog page that they also drove with the Roadster's targa roof in place for the record attempt. I wonder if they used the air conditioner...
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now 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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