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Old 03-15-2012, 10:39 AM   #2 (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: 53.56 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: 57.1 mpg (US)
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Hi Brad - welcome to the forum!

I would start by contacting local forklift sales/service companies in your area. That's what ultimately got Project ForkenSwift going, when a little bird told me that one company had a "forklift graveyard".

Alternatively, are there any EV groups in your neck of the woods? There are almost always components/projects for sale amongst the members.

Lastly: when you ask for a range of 50 miles and a speed of 65 mph, hopefully you don't want both at the same time. (You'll not likely do that with lead.)
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