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Old 05-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello from Colorado

Hi All,

I know, it is hilly here, which makes saving gas challenging, but fun. I'm a retired Air Force officer who is an electrical engineer and, in a past life, an electronics technician.

I originally bought an 83 VW Rabbit GTI to convert to a lead acid EV but dropped those plans based upon funds and the range I wasn't actually going to get. The rabbit still runs and may get sold since I now own a 90 Geo Metro and a 93 Geo Metro XFi.

I've got two MPGuinos for the metros and just need to install them in an enclosure and in each car.

I'm looking forward to reading up on everyone's experience and maybe contributing some of my own.

John - Colorado Springs, CO

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Old 05-21-2012, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome. I'm an electrical engineer in Denver. It's rare to see anyone in local traffic concerned with saving fuel, it astonishes me that people behind me will pass to get to the red light faster.
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Welcome to the site John. Have you done any mods to the Metros besides the mpguino?

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