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Old 03-20-2009, 09:32 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Those who get the most mileage out of their Insights have a mod that disables the IMA functions. Search for Calpod to find details. Basically, it shuts off the assist and regen with a switch. I've personally pegged the mileage gauge at 150 in one so modified. This was under test conditions, not real world. However, the owner of said Insight has seen mileage in the 140s on his commute.

This is with the battery and and everything along for the ride. I'm sure that removing the weight would help even more.

11-mile commute: 100 mpg - - - Tank: 90.2 mpg / 1191 miles
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