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Old 02-13-2009, 12:24 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Location: Oconomowoc, WI, USA
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Electric Cycle - '81 Kawasaki KZ440
90 day: 334.6 mpg (US)

S10 - '95 Chevy S10
90 day: 30.48 mpg (US)

Electro-Metro - '96 Ben Nelson's "Electro-Metro"
90 day: 129.81 mpg (US)

The Wife's Car - Plug-in Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
90 day: 78.16 mpg (US)
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If that's too much money, why not try something more modest first?

My motorcycle is tons of fun to ride and cost me about $2000 to build.

My Electro-Metro is far more practical, and can now hit 60 MPH. That was built for $1300.

Swee's trike was dirt cheap to build.

Try building an electric bicycle or something. You will learn TONS about batteries and motors by doing a small project. All the same components are there - just cheaper and lighter!
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