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Old 03-12-2008, 02:38 AM   #568 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.07 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)

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90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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Got some questions...

I was noticing your black fly is getting almost the same MPG vs the ForkenSwift..

I also realized you hardly put any miles on the Forkenswift when you do use it..

How far can you go on a single charge?
just curious..
Yeah, both cars are around 75 mpg (US) equivalent now. The cold is killing the range and efficiency of the batteries. I have a feeling I'll be able to double the ForkenSwift's MPGe in the summer time.

Range... In sub-freezing weather, 10 km / 6 mi. is about the max usable range. It's double that in the summer.

Remember these are used batteries that were removed from another EV because the owner deemed them to be toast. A new pack would likely at least double the range again.
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

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