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Owner: Natalya
Red 2000 Insight (2017 through 2019): 2000 Honda Insight 5MT
Displacement: 1 L
Fuel type: gas/electric hybrid
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 1878 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.25
Frontal area: 20 sq.ft.
Description: Formerly known as Rubber Band, this car was owned by a hypermiler lady from Tennessee and lived its whole life there. She achieved a lifetime mpg of 82.9 over 135K miles, including two tanks where she averaged over 100 MPG.

I purchased the car at the beginning of June 2017. The car had a dead IMA battery and lots of other minor age related issues, but for an insight at 135K, it was overall still in good shape.

October 2019
Replaced IMA battery sticks for 12v with a lawnmower battery. It probably weighs more than the sticks, but not by much.
Replaced NiMH IMA battery with 72 LTO cells from Honda Fit EV.

February 2019
Removed 12v lead acid battery and replaced with two IMA battery sticks wired to use 10 cells. This saved 20 pounds.

March 2018
- Heat pads installed under transmission and oil pan

February 2018
- LED Headlights
- Removed partial radiator block (too warm)

January 2018
- Warm Air Intake
- 52 PSI

December 2017
- Extensive underbody aero in the back
- Coroplast partial radiator block
- Full coroplast lower grill block

August 2017
- Set of 4 new RE92s

June 2017
- Removed rear-windshield-wiper
- LED Brake, Parking, and Side Marker Lights
- Cleaned EGR Plate
- Grid Charger Harness
- Fixed Trip Buttons
- LED Instument Cluster Backlighting
- LED Interior Lights
- "Calpod" Clutch Switch
- EFAS w/ clutch-switch disabling relay
Build Thread: Unit-02 Red Honda Insight
Current Mods: - Lithium "LTO" IMA battery setup with 72 cells
- Underbody Aero
- Lower Grill Block
- EFAS Switch for Engine Off Coast
- Removed Rear Wiper
- LED Headlights
- LED Brake, Parking, and Side Marker Lights
- LED Interior Lights
- Removed Antenna
- Grid Charger + Harness
- Clutch Switch
- Repl 12v batt w/ lawnmower battery (saves weight)
- Oil Pan and Transmission Heat Pads
- Full-Regen Brake Switch
- Window Tint (Less A/C Use)

Planned Mods:
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 48 mpg(US)
EPA highway 60 mpg(US)
EPA combined 53 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 70.89 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 63.99 mpg(US)
90 days 64.72 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Dec 15, 2019

(Created: 2017-06-06 01:03:36 / Modified: 2020-02-01 00:59:09)

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