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Old 12-20-2007, 04:26 PM   #513 (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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Ivan's winter transportation is his '95 Nissan pick-up truck (2.4L 4 cylinder, 5-speed). He's grumbled a bit about the price of fuel lately (about a buck a litre).

It's getting about 25 mpg (US) on the highway. He hasn't figured out his city economy, but let's be generous and say he's getting 19 mpg.

So I made him a little chart to show him the price differential - based only on energy costs - of driving the truck in town vs. driving the ForkenSwift:
  • A few posts back we saw that the FS is costing about $0.02/km at the standard grid rate of $0.06 / kWh (which Ivan uses at his place).
  • Ivan's truck: 19 mpg (US) in the city = 8.1 km/L, and @ $1/litre, he's spending about $0.12/km.
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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