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View Poll Results: Vote for your favourite modification from last month:
Paul & Sabrina's open source electric motor controller 39 28.47%
Ben Nelson's Electro-Metro 17 12.41%
Tim's Arduino controlled actuated grill block 12 8.76%
Binger's LED tail light conversion 10 7.30%
sepp's nissan kingcab aerocap 29 21.17%
captainslug's "NEMO" - <$1k DIY Neighborhood Electric Motorcycle 21 15.33%
ncs' smooth front undertray 9 6.57%
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:15 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:57 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I voted for the AeroCap.
I have actually considered buying a truck just so I could make an AeroCap.
But the wife would kill me and dis-assemble my body into small unrecognizable parts , and feed me to the animals at the zoo should I bring another vehicle to this driveway.
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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should I bring another vehicle to this driveway.
"Another" or "additional"?
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:34 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Electro-Metro - '96 Ben Nelson's "Electro-Metro"
90 day: 129.81 mpg (US)

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Trucks VS EVs'!?

No!

Trucks + EVs =

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Old 03-06-2009, 11:36 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Oden - '00 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab
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90 day: 14.93 mpg (US)

Nerdcycle - '81 Honda CM400E
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90 day: 61.16 mpg (US)

Bumblebee - '08 CF Moto V3
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90 day: 69.17 mpg (US)

Betty - '11 Honda Pilot Touring
90 day: 15.94 mpg (US)

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I had to vote for sepp. I'm partial to the Nissan.
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Ya! Put one of those awesome aerocaps on an EV truck! That aerocap really is an awesome idea, though. There are so many trucks in the U.S., and if there was a quick way to put one of those on the back if you weren't hauling tons of stuff, there would be a pretty dramatic decrease in gas usage!
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:30 AM   #27 (permalink)
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No!

Trucks + EVs =

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Old 03-07-2009, 10:08 PM   #28 (permalink)
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"Another" or "additional"?
You got me.
How 'bout?

Another additional vehicle.

Right now there are two Metrii, in various states of dis-repair. Mine is on loan to the owner of these.
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This thread has details. (I still haven't learned how to do the text over link thing)
One Buick, still waiting on its bottom end build.
In storage is another Buick that begs for a new motor.
And an old friend wants me to have his Tercel.
Which I want because its free, and runs, and was hit in the rear, and begs to be cut with a "SawzAll" and aerodynamically modified with sheet metal and lexan, and LED lights, and...

Well lets not go there right now.
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:35 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I voted for the aero cap. I'm all for pushing the limits of the gas guzzlers. We all know someone out there is always going to want one. So why not push them as hard as we can. Besides going from 10-11MPG's is a bigger savings then going from 100-200MPG's.

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Would it be possible to link the choices some how to the project pages? I had a hell of a time tracking down some of the choices.
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90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

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