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Old 11-27-2007, 01:13 PM   #356 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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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)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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05-26-2007, 09:18 Pm

Busy couple of days... The EV Expo was today, and the ForkenSwift received first "Honorable Mention" per crowd votes.

The home made tow bar worked like a charm.

Set up one of those tent/awnings over the front of the car - hood open - and answered questions all day long.

Also accomplished 3 items off my list of things I've been wanting to do:

1) had a very short ride in a brand new GoOne (electric assist - which I didn't engage)

2) got a ride in the oldest operational Milburn electric (1915). Too cool for words. This actual car:

3) rode around on a professionally built tadpole trike.

On returning home, I installed the "new" used batteries in the FS (we took the forklift co. batts out to save the weight for towing). They're charging... tomorrow I'll see how much more capacity they have...


I've been pretty scarce around GS lately, spending a lot of time preparing for today, among other stuff. Should be able to catch up this week.
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
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