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Old 05-24-2018, 01:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oconomowoc, WI, USA
Posts: 4,435

Electric Cycle - '81 Kawasaki KZ440
90 day: 334.6 mpg (US)

S10 - '95 Chevy S10
90 day: 30.48 mpg (US)

Electro-Metro - '96 Ben Nelson's "Electro-Metro"
90 day: 129.81 mpg (US)

The Wife's Car - Plug-in Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
90 day: 78.16 mpg (US)
Thanks: 17
Thanked 658 Times in 384 Posts comes from the first time I ever tested my DIY Electric Kawasaki motorcycle. That clocked in at 321 MPGe. So, I rounded DOWN to 300 for a nice easy to remember number. I also like how many people think of 30 MPG as pretty good fuel economy (hey, it's above average!) but 300MPG is 100 times better!

I don't really remember the specifics of fuel economy equivalent on the Metro. I think it was about 130 MPGe. Electric cars in general typically get a little over 100 MPGe, and can go much higher in city only driving, etc.

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