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Old 09-17-2010, 12:37 AM   #921 (permalink)
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Just buy 100 Thunderskies. That will help with the range.

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Old 09-29-2010, 01:58 PM   #922 (permalink)
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Will also help with moving up my bankruptcy date!
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:49 PM   #923 (permalink)
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Just checked the odometer: the car has gone 4814 km (2972 mi.) since the conversion.
Great, now I just had to check my odometer.
It's at 3409 miles. (5,486 KM)

However, a couple hundred of those miles are from flat towing. But, I also didn't reset my odometer until a couple hundred miles after the conversion. So I think it's a wash.

I figure that's at least one oil change saved!
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:33 PM   #924 (permalink)
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You're winning! But just barely. I figured with 72v, you'd be racking up the miles faster! Are you above 72v now, permanently?

Oh yeah - I forgot to count oil changes too. Also, it would have needed an exhaust system for sure - it was getting pretty ratty when we pulled it off. Oh, and the fuel lines were leaky.

I'm afraid to look underneath though. Floor is getting rusty. Definitely not going to drive it this winter (on the salty roads). There is more welding in my future - hopefully it's salvageable.
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:37 PM   #925 (permalink)
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Still at 72V, but I have been meaning to bump it up!
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:50 AM   #926 (permalink)
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nah, batteries, controller, motor, car.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:28 AM   #927 (permalink)
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"Hi, my name is Darin and I've been a bad ecomodder."

I haven't been tracking the ForkenSwift's energy consumption since May. Until this week. And my latest drive/charge cycle shows the 3rd worst energy economy of 93 entries in the car's fuel log: almost 500 Wh/mile!!

For the first time, the EV's MPG-e is lower than my gas car's MPG!

Why?

Mostly I think it's because I disconnected the ammeter when the car was in the EV Expo in May -- it was just sitting loose on the dash -- and never hooked it up again after that. Without that energy nanny constantly wagging her one finger at me, my driving style has probably become less efficient.

I've still been watching the LED battery gauge to stay out of low voltage danger, but I bet I've been pulling more amps than I would have, had that ammeter been staring me in the face all this time.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:02 PM   #928 (permalink)
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More electric car / trailer porn...



That boat is light enough (~180 lbs) to go on a roof rack, disassembled. But FAR more convenient to pull, fully assembled, on the trailer. (With the mast down, usually. )
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:19 PM   #929 (permalink)
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Hehe, avoid low overpasses with that wind assisted electric car .

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Old 10-13-2010, 09:41 PM   #930 (permalink)
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Of course I really want to try it one day... just for fun...



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