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Old 11-09-2010, 10:40 PM   #935 (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: 55.97 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 72.89 mpg (US)
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Thanks, Angmaar! You can do a conversion on an automatic transmission. It's just slightly more complicated, and ~5-10% less efficient. Many have been done.


Good news: I've heard through the local EV pipeline that another pack of used batteries may be coming available next month. The current pack (also 2nd hand) - the Hallowe'en pack of 2008, as I like to call it - is still relatively healthy (for ForkenSwift purposes), but its range has dropped in the 2 years it's been in the car.

When it was installed, I managed to squeeze 40 km (25 mi.) from it without much difficulty. But last Sunday, I had to really baby the accelerator to make a 30 km (20 mi.) round trip. The most directly comparable other drive from one year ago got me 37 km in similar conditions.

30 km is still fine for around here. Heck, 20 km is fine - the pack would probably be good for another 2-3 years based on the rate that range has changed in the last 2.

But more is better!
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

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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