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Old 03-30-2009, 10:59 PM   #1048 (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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For one reason or another, it seems like my car has been up on blocks for the last month and a half.

Whether it's plasma cutters chopping through my brakelines or getting yanked around by Craigslisters taunting me by NOT selling me springs, my car has NOT been drivable for a while.

The brakelines are now fixed, and I'm saying "aw, screw-it!" to the springs, just so I can get her back on the road.

I have been feeling very dirty having to use gasoline lately.

The Electro-Metro is now wired up with 12 batteries is series/parallel for 72V - two strings of 6 batts.

Too bad 10 of those are over the rear axle!

I only have one seat in it, no carpet, and no interior panels. The rear end is WAY too low, and the charger is just sitting on a packing blanket.

Still, it's mine, and running down the road on little more than electro-magnetism and will power!

At least now, I can get around without that dirty used feeling of petroleum while I dig up some springs.

And with only switching two cables, I can upgrade to 144V!

I am SO tempted to do that with the "turbo-button" technology, but somehow, I feel you may never hear more posts from me after that.
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