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Old 05-15-2021, 01:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Firefly EV - '98 Pontiac Firefly EV
90 day: 107.65 mpg (US)

Little Boy Blue - '05 Toyota Echo
90 day: 33.35 mpg (US)

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You(and the warm weather for once) inspired me to take my E300 out for a spin. Much less sketchy, much more fun!

It died near the top of on one of the steepest hills in the area. Couldn't figure out why it wouldn't start up again...thought the BMS tripped, but the light was still on. Don't recall any fuses in it...oh yeah, it has a breaker. 20 amp, slow-blow type. Wasn't really expecting it to go, as the current limit on the controller seemed absurdly low for "400w". Theoretically must have been pulling >480w for it to pop. Not particularly perky for pulling that much! (500w ebikes choke out at about the same point on this hill when not pedaling)

Sketchiness was from slack in the joints of the folding handle I put on it, which has since been fixed.

Tooled around on it for 20-30 minutes, going full out most of the time. Amusing. Enjoyed the freedom of being on two wheels again...will have to take something bigger out for a ride tomorrow!

Thanks, eh?

We now return to our scheduled programming...
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