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Old 11-27-2007, 02:15 PM   #358 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 55.99 mpg (US)
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05-27-2007, 09:02 Am

The crowd seemed to like the underdogs. The first place vote getter was a home built electric bicycle that was done for around $200 with surplus oddball parts:


note the ironic battery box.

http://www.twobikes.ottawa.on.ca/sha...346-145-1d.htm

Other cool vehicles: there were 2 EVs (Cavalier, Miata) with built in range extending generators (both in the trunk). The Miata's is a high tech (high buck) low-emission bio-fueled diesel.

And the Queen's U solar car was there too.

I didn't get to spend much time checking out the other vehicles as I would have liked! Busy talking to people under the FS tent.
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