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Old 11-25-2007, 10:51 PM   #161 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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11-06-2006, 10:47 Pm

Someone asks again when the car will be on the road...

I don't want to predict, because it'll just end up taking longer. (Originally, I said first electric powered drive in September, and we can see how that went.)

The biggest technical hurdle left to solve is fabricating a motor mount. Not a big deal. (I'm hoping to try out stick welding on that task.)

Theoretically, inside 2 or 3 weeks we could have the electric drivetrain in, so we could hook jumper cables between a couple of batteries and the motor, and off we go! Does that count?

As for licenced and being driven legally, 2 or 3 months is more realistic. Just in time for the dead of winter for our heater-less EV!

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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