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Old 03-21-2008, 01:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Electric Cycle - '81 Kawasaki KZ440
90 day: 334.6 mpg (US)

S10 - '95 Chevy S10
90 day: 30.48 mpg (US)

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

The Wife's Car - Plug-in Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
90 day: 78.16 mpg (US)
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Good rant Peakster.

I have to agreee with almost everything in it.

I like hybrids in that they do get better economy and are a step in the right direction.

I don't like how expensive and complicated they are.

My first car was an '87 ChevyGeo Spectrum. It got 47 MPG and cost me $800 to buy used. It was fun to drive, simple, and I could fix everything on it with a 10mm wrench.

My motorcycle gets the equivenant of 300 MPG with a simple motor and batteries. I am expecting over 100 mpg equivelent with the ElectroMetro when I am done with it.

Neither of those vehicles will need a radiator, gas tank, or oil change.

The US car companies are going to be surpassed by Indian and Chinese companies who realize the demand for practical, inexpensive vehicles.
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