View Single Post
Old 02-11-2011, 11:03 AM   #938 (permalink)
Batman Junior
MetroMPG's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,472

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
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)
Thanks: 4,017
Thanked 6,904 Times in 3,581 Posts
New batteries for the ForkenSwift!

Well, "new to the ForkenSwift" batteries.

These are from the same car that provided our current pack (Hallowe'en 2009... We'll call these the Valentines 2011 pack).

The ower of the Jetta that they came from is upgrading to a lithium pack. This lead was apparently good for at least 20 km range in winter conditions (insulated/heated battery boxes in that car however). Not good enough for them, but fine for the ForkenSwift's small town use.

Price: "core" rate of $15 per.
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
  Reply With Quote