I had a Toyota Echo that routinely got 45 mpgs without trying- and this was n auto. had it for 10 years and it never needed anything but the regular stuff. A Tesla would be fine on the other end, or a friend has a Nissan Leaf she swears by. Nothing seems to compare with the G1 for the price range and possibilities for home made mods tho.
If there was no I1.
I most likely would have gotten a Twike ... I have considered one several times ... more aerodynamic , lighter , etc ... at ~50 MPH the Twike uses about ~1/2 the energy per mile that even the aerodynamic and light weight I1 uses ... as a vehicle the Twike is not without it's cons ... but that was the strongest runner up for me.
Life Long : Efficiency & Renewable Energy Enthusiast
Modifications: MIMA(#024) + FAS + DabrowskiGridCharger + OBDIC&C
Golf or Passat diesel. Accord Hybrid. Fusion Hybrid. Corvette. Lotus Seven kit car. Jeep Wrangler. We had an HAH (1st gen) for a week or two before it developed a problem that caused the dealership to take it back. It was a REALLY nice car. If Honda would have upsized the battery and/or made it grid chargeable, they would still be making it. It could get 45 mpg when the battery was topped off, but that didn't last long. 255 hp and 45 mpg with a grid charger/more battery: sign me up.
PS- No CRX for me. I have owned 3. One the engine blew up within a week of purchase. The other two tried to kill me. I took it as a sign.
5-speed Civic hybrid with lean burn that gets 60-70 mpg, Lupo 3L that gets 88mpg, Chevy Cruze Or Civic HF (41-42mpg)
- Nissan Leaf if I could find one for $15,000 to do short trips
- Chevy Volt for similar price.
OWN: 61mpg Insight (greenercars.org score: 57)
both blue and silver,
and a 45mpg BeetleTDI (score: 47).
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