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Old 02-07-2008, 04:51 PM   #3 (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: 53.56 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Hi Wyern,

You can probably find some of the information about solar & battery requirements at links like this:

The owner of this company is a member of one of the local electric vehicle lists I'm on. (He also just placed his order for an Aptera EV.)

This one crossed the Atlantic last year on solar power.

You may not be going for that scale, but there's information on both sites that will help you figure out what size motor, battery bank & solar array you may want.

I don't have a lot of experience with electric boats. Here's mine:

(details about my e-boat)

Doesn't sleep 4-6 people though

EDIT: this summer I made a solar powered boat:

Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now 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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