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Old 07-17-2014, 01:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by KaityVoivre View Post
according to my dash, my 5 mile trip was done at about 39 MPG..
Ooof! Please release the parking brake!

The clutch switch mod will prevent assist when you don't really need it, saving the battery for the times you want it. (And avoiding gas-consuming background charging to bring the pack back up.) Though you have to release the switch to gain braking/coasting regen... it won't happen if the car thinks the clutch is pressed when it's not actually.

Wish there were a video for G1 Insight owners to watch and have explained how to properly drive the car to it's fullest potential.
Post a thread asking for to meet with another owner. If you don't get a bite here, try at Insight Central.

I never know what RPM on this car to shift at, but on my bike I shift at 4.5k revs.
Basically, shift as soon as you can without lugging the engine. Get into top gear ASAP when cruising along, even in the city.

It's funny, every time I stop somewhere, I have at least one person ask me what kind of car I'm Who knew to get attention, one just needs to switch from more power to more efficient.
Honda sold so few of these cars, and they're so unique, I got all kinds of questions about mine too, before I sold it. (Also awesome citrus, like yours.)

Elhigh, where in TN are you? I'm going to be in the Bristol area this weekend.[/QUOTE]
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now 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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