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Old 11-09-2022, 01:40 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Nameless - '06 GMC Canyon
90 day: 37.45 mpg (US)

22 Maverick - '22 Ford Maverick XL
90 day: 40.31 mpg (US)
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I used ECO mode for a couple months. Since then, I have been leaving it in Normal mode. There is no difference of the engine temperature at which it allows electric mode. The gas pedal response is more predictable, and it is easier to find the coast setting. It is easier to control the amount of regen when using the brake pedal in Normal mode than ECO mode. I did not see any difference in MPG between the two modes.

I found that it will seamlessly switch between Neutral and Drive at any speed, which makes long coasts easier plus allows resting my right leg.

My display also reads almost 5% higher than actual MPG.

I'm working on a design for an aero topper. My current thought is to make it slightly lower than the center brake light so that it will keep its functionality, and eliminate the need for a brake light on the topper. Getting a water tight seal between the topper and front of the box is a real challenge because the box and cab are one piece. A simple gasket between topper and box requires water to drain uphill. The design is complicated by my requirement for a hinged lid, which requires clearance between the topper and the cab.
06 Canyon: The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG.

22 Maverick: Summer 2022 burned 62.74 gallons in 3145.1 miles for 50.1 MPG.

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