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Old 01-04-2016, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ecomodding goals / resolutions for 2016?

We pretty much do this every year, but I couldn't find the link back to the 2015 thread... If someone has it please post it.

Anyway, what are your ecomodding goals for 2016?



I believe last year I kept it simple and said that I'd like to use less fuel than the year before. I'll have to look at my fuel logs to know for sure, but I think I achieved this.

For 2016, I would like to continue that same goal. I'm all over the map at this point weather the Metro is going to stay or go, and if it goes I don't know if the new car will be gas or electric. So, I'll stick with 'use less gas'.

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Old 01-04-2016, 12:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Drive the Mirage, work on the trike. Not sure what the final configuration will be.

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Old 01-04-2016, 12:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My hope for 2016 is to see Arcimoto ship product.
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*keep the T-100 running
*get the new mods done in time for DARKO
*get the model constructed
*do DARKO 'n see what that looks like numbers wise.
*accumulate mpg numbers on the trip
*liquidate the Dodge truck
*liquidate the VW bus
*improve on shop
*keep studying
*list is too long to mention
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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By the end of the year I plan to have an EV for my daily driver, probably a used Leaf.

My commute hasn't changed for years, and I don't see it changing in the near future, so I might as well go from using very little gas to using NO gas. The miles of my daily commute are perfect for a Leaf's capacity, so if I find a good deal out there I'll probably say goodbye to gas at some point this year
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Gas is so cheap I'm gonna drive that F150 exclusively, everywhere, for everything or nothing, with the pedal to the floor most of the time.












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Gas is so cheap I'm gonna drive that F150 exclusively, everywhere, for everything or nothing, with the pedal to the floor most of the time.












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