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Old 06-21-2010, 10:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The really hard test is the City one, with four complete stops per mile and an average of 22mph. To complete that one in time, you'd probably have to accelerate up to 45mph in a hurry, then immediately jump on the brakes.

Maybe I'll lay out a course in Buffalo that mimics the X-Prize courses, and see how the Insight does. But it's really hard to measure energy consumption when you don't have an Amp-hour meter.

By the way, how many Insight-based cars are there at the X-Prize?
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