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Old 03-11-2009, 01:12 AM   #50 (permalink)
Coyote X
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Metro XFi - '93 Geo Metro XFi Convertible
90 day: 62.17 mpg (US)

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Cd .360 hatchback. Prob ~.390 for a 'vert with the top up.
Frontal Area 1750 m2
vehicle weight prob 2000lbs total
rolling resistance of your tires Sumitomo htr tires 0.0092
electric motor efficiency (usually around 90%). sounds good

The batteries I got are pretty weak. Exide Maxx 125A@20hr but they are light so I figure they won't handle high current well and I would be lucky to get half that under load. I mainly got them because of the 18 month warranty. The guy said he didn't care what I did with the batteries, if they die before 18 months bring it back and get new ones. So they will do me for now and once lithium batteries are cheaper I will go to them and use the walmart batteries for other cars and things.

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