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Owner: SpeedyCorky
Carbon Silver: 2006 Honda Insight
Displacement: 1 L
Fuel type: gas/electric hybrid
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 1800 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.25
Frontal area: 0 sq.ft.
Instrumentation: MPGuino
Description: Bone stock when I got her from an older man who retired and didnt need a commuter vehicle anymore. Car had 92k miles and shifted like butter, due to his careful driving style and 120mile commute! He had a lifetime MPG of 63mpg and said he just drove it like a normal car!

So far I've driven the car about 4000 miles, hypermiling as best I can. The learning curve on this car is difficult compared to just operating an internal combustion engine. The installation of MIMA further complicated driving the Insight; but I have got the hang of it now and I really enjoy the challenge.

Bone stock I averaged about 76mpg on my 20 mile commute. With my current mods, and some grid charging I now now consistently get 85 to 100mpg on my commute!

Aftermarket Mods installed:
* cruise control
* rearview camera
* rear windows tinted
* seat raisers/spacers
* floor mats and dead petal
* Stereo w/ MP3 and 10" subwoofer
* headlight lens protective coating
* compass
* raised/relocated the rearview mirror
* LED dome/map/trunk lights
* "soft" red LED footwell and lap lighting
* stereo ON/OFF switch (w/o key in ignition)
* compressor ON warning light
* switch to turn ON/OFF power steering
Build Thread:
Current Mods: * MPGuino
* UltraGauge
* removed front license plate
* removed front windshield wipers
* removed jack and spare tyre
* removed rear wiper blade, and motor
* lightly press brake pedal for max battery regen
* relocated outside temp sensor to warmer area
* improved engine grounds
* front underbody aero
* rear underbody aero
* Grid charger

Planned Mods:
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 48 mpg(US)
EPA highway 58 mpg(US)
EPA combined 52 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 81.61 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 80.28 mpg(US)
90 days 82.2 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Jan 15, 2014

(Created: 2013-03-08 20:13:53 / Modified: 2014-01-15 01:29:16)

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