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Old 08-13-2008, 07:59 PM   #713 (permalink)
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Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 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: 70.75 mpg (US)
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Used the ForkenSwift today - first time in probably a month. 17.x km from a fresh charge, had to feather it lightly up the last hill in first gear (which means it was pretty deeply discharged). Didn't get much over 45 km/h over that entire distance (mostly driving style to maximize range), yet managed to choose a route & time lights so as not to obstruct anybody on the way to/from the city's "big box" retail district.

If the weather cooperates, I'm going to switch battery packs this week - that is, switch to what we think is the "A" pack. Thanks to our LED battery pack gauge however, we know which batts in the current "B" pack are the best, so once we have a better idea of the health of the individual A pack floodies we'll be ready to undertake a mix-n-match operation and put together the "A+" pack.
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www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
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