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And that is what?AGCube said:it seems like 55mph delivers the best fuel mileage.

I've always heard that certain engines have a "sweet spot" a speed which delivers the best mpg. At one time I had heard big V8 engine got the best mpg in the 50-60 mph range, while smaller 4 cylinder engines would be somewhere below 45 mph.

http://www.nissancubelife.com/forum/index.php?topic=1120.0

I'm sure the accuracy of the instant mpg reading can be debated, but I would hope you could use it as a guide to determine what speed results in the most efficient fuel usage.fotomoto said:

http://www.nissancubelife.com/forum/index.php?topic=1120.0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_resistance

"Note that the power needed to push an object through a fluid increases as the cube of the velocity. A car cruising on a highway at 50 mph (80 km/h) may require only 10 horsepower (7.5 kW) to overcome air drag, but that same car at 100 mph (160 km/h) requires 80 hp (60 kW). With a doubling of speed the drag (force) quadruples per the formula. Exerting four times the force over a fixed distance produces four times as much work. At twice the speed the work (resulting in displacement over a fixed distance) is done twice as fast. Since power is the rate of doing work, four times the work done in half the time requires eight times the power."

I am *definitely* driving a Cube of velocity! LOL! 8)lne937s said:Note that the power needed to push an object through a fluid increases as the cube of the velocity.

Aerodynamics of a brick! :yes:

Glad to see we have some more engineering types here. Thanks for including the link to the wiki article.

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Most modern cars tend to get their best mileage ~50-55 miles per hour. Due to the exponential impact of aerodynamic drag as you increase in speed, mileage tops out regardless of your gearing (the higher the gearing, the less engine friction/pumping losses per rotation of the wheels). Now, the point where aero drag takes over will depend somewhat on how much engine pumping/friction you have (generally, a smaller engine pumps a smaller amount of air and has fewer surfaces rubbing together), as well as the aerodynamics of the vehicle. With a car like a cube that has a small engine, large frontal area, and not that aerodynamic of a shape, I would expect the best mileage to be a little less than 55 mph- even with ideal gearing.

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40-43mpg on flat ground in six gear. as long as i dont hit pot holes or red lights i can

go forever.

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