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Old 11-10-2014, 09:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi spray2020 - welcome to the forum.

I believe niky nailed it:

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you've got to convince people the price of your kit will be recouped in fuel savings down the road.
To that end, you may be better off focusing on the thirsty end of the market -- pickup trucks & SUV's -- whose owners may have more money to spend, and where the cost of any mods will be recovered faster than in more traditional economy cars.

Ironically, while hybrid owners may have money to spend, the ROI on ecomodding an already efficient car is very long.

Thus we see a lot of DIY coroplast & duct tape mods around here.

Also: as a commercial vendor, you'd need to be able to demonstrate that the mods work, to avoid getting the snake oil label. Documentation that shows controlled coast-down testing or wind tunnel time would be a must.
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