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Old 10-13-2010, 11:28 AM   #927 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
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)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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"Hi, my name is Darin and I've been a bad ecomodder."

I haven't been tracking the ForkenSwift's energy consumption since May. Until this week. And my latest drive/charge cycle shows the 3rd worst energy economy of 93 entries in the car's fuel log: almost 500 Wh/mile!!

For the first time, the EV's MPG-e is lower than my gas car's MPG!

Why?

Mostly I think it's because I disconnected the ammeter when the car was in the EV Expo in May -- it was just sitting loose on the dash -- and never hooked it up again after that. Without that energy nanny constantly wagging her one finger at me, my driving style has probably become less efficient.

I've still been watching the LED battery gauge to stay out of low voltage danger, but I bet I've been pulling more amps than I would have, had that ammeter been staring me in the face all this time.
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