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Old 10-16-2008, 09:24 AM   #629 (permalink)
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I just checked my Killawatt for how much energy was used to recharge from yesterdays driving.

It came to just under 280 watt-hours per mile as measured at the wall, which is about the equivelent to 130 MPG!

I showed the car last night to a guy I work with quite a bit.
I drove the car to a parking lot just off the freeway for him to pick me up and us ride together with his equipment out to a gig in Madison, WI.

I still had the hand-written flyer in the back window that I made for the Electric Utility open house. He saw it and asked "That's an electric car?!?!"

We had to get going right away, but he wanted to see it at the end of the day. I did mention that reverse is still a bit touchy, and there's a few other things I still have to do on it.

When we got back, I put my gear in the car and then threw it in reverse. The first thing he did when I quickly backed out was to burst out laughing. I don't think he was prepared for how quick the car can be, especially without going "vroom vroom" first.

I did a few circles in the parking lot, then said good night, and drove home.

Total round-trip: 9.9 miles.
Gasoline used: 0
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