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Old 03-07-2011, 03:59 PM   #23 (permalink)
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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Looks like fuel consumption will be measured by racing scales, with the exception of hybrids , plug-in hybrids & EV's.

I'm not sure why non-plug-in cars shouldn't also go by the weighing method...


Green Grand Prix update

I’m proud to say the first 2011 Green Grand Prix news release on Wednesday made USA TODAY and the Wall St. Journal, among many others. I think they will also report on the results because the reporter is participating on April 15.

We are continuing to refine and streamline things. There is no usable pump gas at the track. We cannot brong in a truck. If you have a traditional gasoline or diesel powered vehicle you will be required to fill up your tank at a designated filling station in the village of Watkins Glen and have your tank sealed with tape by our crew.. Then at the track, we will weigh your car immediately before and after the event. The difference should give a reasonable measurement of fuel consumed. We then convert to mpg’s.. Hybrids, plug-ins, and full EVs will go by onboard computer readings. The weighing system should be able to handle some other fuel types. As always, send questions and concerns my way.

We are promoting an In-Car Video contest. You might like to have your navigator take a bit of video or simply mount a camera, then edit and submit your entry in our contest by May 15th. They should be interesting, They should in some way promote safe and efficient driving styles . We will post the winners.
cash prizeTBA.

If you are looking for accommodations, the best way to choose:is Google: Watkins Glen Accommodations. There are many choices in or near the village within about 5 miles of the track.

I have cleaned up the Robert Gillespie/ Green Grand Prix FACEBOOK page.
If you use Facebook, it will be of interest. I haven’t been a big Facebook user. Any helpful advice you may have about connecting with additional interesting entries is appreciated.. If you have a Facebook page, I invite you to use your page to send people my way. Please give me a shout if you can show me how to maximize this tool in getting the word out there!

All for now… send me any thoughts, advice. This event will be fun !

Bob Gillespie 315-694-2812

Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
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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