|What is Ecomodding?|
|Welcome to EcoModder.com, an automotive community where performance is judged by fuel economy rather than power and speed. EcoModders employ a combination of vehicle mods, driving techniques, and common sense to squeeze every penny out of the pumps. Reasons for becoming a member range from the economical to the ecological. More info about where EcoModding came from.|
|Top picks from the EcoModder forum and blog|
|Efficient, cheap beaters! Used car ads: 35 mpg highway or more for $1500 or less|
People often sign up on the forum seeking advice on cheap, economical beaters. The purpose of this thread is to go beyond the hypothetical, and post actual ads of actual available cars.They're out there, people.(Our non-North American members should feel free to laugh at our concept of 'efficient' little cars.)
Started by MetroMPG in forum: For Sale - 829 replies
|You know you're an ecomodder if/when...|
One of the more popular threads on EcoModder, this is a lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek look at the many potential signs and symptoms that you may be more interested in fuel economy than the average person...
Started by Tango Charlie in forum: The Lounge - 2324 replies
|VW Lupo 3L --> 2L|
Vekke has taken one of the world's most efficient cars and is modifying it extensively for even better results."Best fuel consumption so far is 2.24 L/100km at 80 km/h average speed, which equals 105 MPG (US) at 50 MPH avg. speed."
Started by Vekke in forum: EcoModding Central - 385 replies
|Speed vs. MPG charts (post 'em if you got 'em)|
The speed at which you choose to drive has the biggest impact on your highway fuel consumption.This fact is nicely demonstrated by this collection of graphs showing the relationship of MPH to MPG in a variety of vehicles, from a 55 hp Geo Metro to a 505 hp Corvette, and many others in between.
Started by bluejoey in forum: Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed - 180 replies
|1946 Chevy Prius Truck|
Watch how member Hoopie is integrating a 2001 Prius platform & drivetrain into a 1946 Chevy Truck, with the goal of making the changes invisible to the casual observer.
Started by Hoopie in forum: Hybrids - 283 replies
|Aero RV (custom boat tail for '95 Ford E-350 Class C motorhome)|
Orbywan says: "About a month ago I decided to build a boat tail for my 95 E-350 Ford 25 foot turbo diesel Class C motor home. I read the aerodynamics study NASA did at Dryden Air Force base back in the late 60’s on the squared off E-150 van about 20 times, as well as several other studies, drew up some plans and three weeks later and some serious sweat the prototype is done and tested."Initial results show about a 20% mpg improvement.
Started by orbywan in forum: Aerodynamics - 185 replies
|Echo-Troll Modding Thread (2005 Toyota Echo)|
Follow the progress of an extensive aeromodding project on a 2005 Toyota Echo 1.5L , 5-speed.EPA : 30 City \ 38 HWY \ 33 Combined MPG (US).Modified MPG: 60 to 75 MPG in a 4.3 mile commute \ 60 to 67 mpg on the highway.
Started by echo-francis in forum: EcoModding Central - 324 replies
|The AX Eco Project : 100 mpg target !|
In the 90's, the super light Citro?n AX diesel held a Guinness record as the most efficient production car available, capable of 65 mpg (US) at 56 mph (90 km/h).HypermilerAX's modifications have already improved this to 80 mpg (US) at 56 mph.Now he's aiming for 90 mpg to beat the 1994 "AX Eco" concept car, and is also eyeing a 100 mpg tank (2000 km).
Started by HypermilerAX in forum: EcoModding Central - 131 replies
Chevrolet Aveo forum: discussion of the Chevy Aveo and its siblings (Pontiac Wave, Pontiac G3, Suzuki Swift+, Daewoo Kalos).
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