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Old 12-15-2007, 12:06 PM   #507 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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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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If I were building an EV for 50-100 km range in the next few years, I'd personally be thinking about Firefly batteries over lithium.

Also, this just came up in another thread, but you folks in Australia have access to a style of vehicle that's nicely suited to lead-acid conversions: the UTE. North America gave up on this style of cars 20-30 years ago, but they really would be good for carrying lead, and for aeromodding.


Confirmed my thought that going further between charges makes for higher overall efficiency: 15.8 km in the last 2 days on 3.5 kWh = 94 eMPG (US).
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods 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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