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Old 10-31-2014, 05:20 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: 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: 61.46 mpg (US)
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Video: Electric 1966 VW Beetle conversion (really nice)

Got 14 minutes?

Here's a thorough walkaround & on-road presentation of a professionally converted '66 Bug. Really impressive.

Better yet, got $45k? It's for sale...

  • Pack: 22 kilowatt-hour Lithium LiFePO4
  • Range: "80 mile freeway range (even more just around town)," says the builder, at 55-65 mph around San Diego
  • Speed: 80 mph "we’ve had it up to 100 mph"
  • Pack life: "160,000+ miles (12-15-plus years)"
  • Torque: 110 lb-ft peak
  • Weight: 1000 lbs less than a Leaf
  • Charge Port: J1772 (same as all production electric cars, compatible with public charging stations)
Source: The '66 ZelectricBug EV Is Ready -

Much more detailed specs are in the YouTube description.

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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