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Old 11-18-2008, 11:54 AM   #10 (permalink)
Joe of Loath
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bristol, UK
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Octavia - '02 Skoda Octavia Ambiente
90 day: 45.38 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by MazdaMatt View Post
That's hilarious... you'll fit in here.
lol, I'm like that all the time some engineers plan things, others bodge it. guess which one I am

Originally Posted by groar View Post
Welcome on-board Joe.

Having build and drive an EV at 15 before having a driving license, ie having burnt fossil fuel, is so cool

Do you have an official web site describing all these cars ?
If no then do not hesitate to use the "Fossil Fuel Free" forum to open some great description threads.

Is there only speed races, or is there also some fuel efficiency races ?

yes, has loads of info including race reports, results, specifications and a forum, and our school greenpower page has some info: Chipping Sodbury School Greenpower Challenge: Home Page

the races we have are a mix of efficiency and speed. you have to gear the car to run for the 1.5 or 4 hours (depending on the formula) on 1 or 2 sets of 2 batteries, and be the fastest one out there (hopefully!)

there is also another race series called the shell eco marathon in which you enter and race for the highest fuel economy. an F24+ car like Y-Pod? raced with the only addition being a brushless motor and a small solar panel, and managed about 4100MPG! although in theory a top ranking car like both of ours runs at 1500mpg.

Last edited by Joe of Loath; 11-18-2008 at 04:42 PM..
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