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Old 11-26-2007, 11:43 AM   #213 (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: 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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01-04-2007, 09:06 Pm

Just scored this new old stock 600A DC ammeter on eBay for 18 bucks plus shipping. That's an awesome deal! Ivan priced a similar gauge through his work and it was around $75 CDN - and didn't include the needed shunt.

This thing will basically be the Forkenswift's Game Gauge. The goal is to keep the needle as close to 0 as possible.

You can actually get ScanGauge-like monitors for EVs, but they cost a significant portion of what we already have invested in the car

I'm thinking one (difficult) way to get useful trip data for testing will be to video tape the meter while driving, then playback the tape and note the reading every N seconds for some period. Then average the results. This could be useful for comparing the efficiency of the 2 electronic controllers.
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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