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Old 04-06-2009, 07:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
bennelson
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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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Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
A heater is mandatory.
I was SO wrestling with how to do heat this winter in the Electro Metro.

In the end, I just set a small household electric radiator in the back seat. I set it on a timer, and the car was warm when I hopped it.

It took the power from a household plug (NOT the batteries) and was pretty comfy.

If I was driving for a little longer distance, I would just crack the window so it wouldn't fog up.
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