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Old 06-01-2008, 08:15 PM   #677 (permalink)
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So, yesterday was the big EVCO EV Expo, in Ottawa.

We almost didn't drag the car up there (100 KM) because it was bucketing rain in the morning. Fortunately it cleared up around 10:30, and turned into a great day. The forecast line of thunderstorms never showed up.

So, parked the car, put up the tent over the front end, popped the hood, disconnected the pack and spent the day answering piles of questions from a steady stream of people.

Got to have a better look at other members' vehicles too - including short drives in a converted Porsche 914, Ford Ranger pickup, and my favourite, a '98 Solectria Force (commercially produced EV based on a Metro sedan glider).

I was going to take pics, but couldn't find my camera in the morning. In particular I wanted to show you all the work we did in the motor compartment, but until I find my camera, you'll have to make do with this pic taken by someone else:

More pics of the event in this set:

And here:

More pics in this set:
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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