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Old 08-26-2016, 05:41 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
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The Volt's design really solves the range issue relatively cheaply, compared to the Tesla solution of big, expensive batteries (which as cool as can be, love that car). For me a Volt would be the perfect temptation device, but when I test drove it I hated 4 person capacity and less cargo space than I anticipated. I know the new Volt seats 5, but why not the first? Were batteries that much larger 8 years ago? The Tesla seats 5. Why does a Tesla have so much more space than the Volt? The Volt has a generator the Tesla does not have, but the Volt probably has a smaller battery pack. Just wondering... rambling... I think about a second hand Gen1 volt for my daughter (currently 14 years old).
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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