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Old 10-26-2008, 08:50 PM   #744 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
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)

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90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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New used batts tomorrow!

Tomorrow is new used battery pickup day! Very excited about the range increase... even though the current range of 20-25 km is fine. 45 km would be crazy extravagant.

Mostly though it means the car's pack will have a longer calendar life. How many km/years/charge cycles before it's only good for 25 km again? The period until that point will be pure gravy.

Also, the car's efficiency will likely increase since the new used batteries will be able to absorb more energy in the bulk phase when charging efficiency is highest.

To celebrate
the coming new used batts, I'm going to start work on an index of this thread and put it in post 1. Every detail, not just the milestones.
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

Last edited by Daox; 10-27-2008 at 06:54 PM.. Reason: to tease Darin
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