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Old 11-27-2007, 06:55 PM   #481 (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: 52.07 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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10-17-2007, 08:16 Pm

Originally Posted by SVOboy
Better not slow down unless you REALLY need too,
Originally Posted by SW
Blistering indeed. But on the upside:
  1. It was still, um, "accelerating" when I let off @ 50 clicks. Given enough flat road, patience & battery charge, I bet the car would *eventually* reach/pass 65 km/h.
  2. The pack wasn't at 100% SOC for the test - so there's better acceleration where that came from.
  3. It makes the Flea seem extravagantly powerful by comparison. When I drove it up to the licence office to get my plates - first time I'd driven it in a month or more - I was actually a little taken aback
I heard back from a 48v CitiCar owner today. He told me their cars will briefly suck 800A out of the batteries on acceleration with the contactor controllers. Wow. Definitely have to investigate that controller bypass circuit.

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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