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Old 12-16-2007, 03:31 PM   #1 (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: 55.44 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: 67.41 mpg (US)
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Video: Jay Leno checks out a Ford Escape plug-in hybrid prototype

From Jay Leno's Garage...

http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/...tml?vid=191255

Not a bad video. If you already know the basics behind plug-in hybrids, you might still pick up a couple of tidbits from this. (I did.)

It's interesting to see Leno genuinely asking the what are probably pretty "typical" questions about the vehicle & technology.

He's more of a petrol head than a gear head, if you know what I mean. (When he's getting ready to open the Escape's hood, he says, "now we're gonna see a couple of Webers under here...")

He takes it out for a test drive and pulls off 47 or 48 mpg (US). The Ford guy riding with him says the previous driver clocked somewhere around 120 (likely trying pretty hard).

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