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Old 06-21-2010, 10:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
I was watching on the live feed ...
Live feed! I didn't know about that. Thanks for the heads up.

Here's the link: LIVE COMPETITION TRACKER | Progressive Automotive XPRIZE

For tomorrow:

Efficiency Test: Highway

The highway portion of the test is 90 miles (45 laps) at an average speed of 45 MPH with one (1) stop every 10 miles (5 laps).
Average speed of just 45 mph? They should be knocking out some pretty ridiculous numbers there. Even my car will get 70+ mpg (US) driving with load at those speeds in summer weather (rural driving, including stops).

And they only need to beat 67 mpg-e to avoid elimination!!! Wonder why the bar is set so low?
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

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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