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Old 08-26-2009, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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HI ALL heres my ev and the metros

Hi everyone. You all have been all long standing inspiration to me and my quest for FE and a fully functional EV. I have a 1994 Firefly that i have been converting to EV over the last year. Currently my best overall FE on my1995 GEO metro 4dr sedan was 71.33 mpg imp on a 70-80 kph run. Ive been a year long lurker here and have learned a lot but now im here for some answers. My EV is still in the startup phase. I have had a few runs under battery power so far.I have just purchased a pack of Trojan T105s but as yet have not setteled on a charger for the pack. I have found a charger that supplies 12/24/36/48V out @50A with a 110V 15A in for $750 CAD. Yes it is a multi volt charger and yes my elecfly is gonna max out at 48V. I am a mechanic who has gotten sick of the current state of affairs, hence the reason i have joined your merry band of gentelmen. Lookin forward to talking to you all and hopefully I can be a help around here. (I am a journeyman diesel mechanic BTW)

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Old 08-26-2009, 01:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Btw my garage right now is as follows
1994 electricfly ?mpg
1995 geo metro 4dr sedan 39mpg city / 71.33mpg hwy
1998 geo metro 4dr sedan ?mpg just got it
1996 buick regal 4dr sedan 37mpg hwy
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Uh oh...a Firefly...better talk to Darin (MetroMPG)! Do you have any pics of your build?
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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been building for a year and just recently had a powered run, 2 weeks ago to be exact. no pic to post as im new here and am not sure of the hosting rules of the forum as far as that goes. anyone who can fill me in let me know ill have thm up in a few days in the appropriate venue if yuo could please let me know where to post an appropriate thread.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You can post as many pics as you want here...the more the better...and vids are cool too!
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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holy mother you guys are fast here with the replies.. Ill get my photo album together and made an album to show.. where is the best area to post the new thread?
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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You can post all the pics and vids on this thread since you already have it started if you want.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi swede - welcome to EcoModder!

One way to add photos is by attaching them to your posts here. Click the "go advanced" button (under the text edit box), then "manage attachments". It'll open a small window that will let you upload images from your computer. (But the images have to be moderately sized - I think 100 kb each is the limit.)

Where do you live? I'm guessing it's not in a big city, or you wouldn't be aiming for only 48 volts in your Firefly! (48 volts requires a sleepy town with quiet side streets and/or pretty laid back drivers.)

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