For 2007 I simply want to master all known techniques in the new Prius. P&G, Warp Stealth, ICE-only acceleration, learning when EV is and is not appropriate, and not looking at the MFD instead of the road. I have no concept of what kind of numbers to expect at peak conditions...maybe a 70mpg tank per the MFD? I think 60mpg is well within reason but I may as well give myself something to reach for.
I guess since I didn't make last year's goal of consistent 40+ mpg tanks I'll recycle that goal for '07. But I'll add a new wish, that of being able to hit 50 under optimal conditions too. Maybe if I move to Colorado I'll get 100 with the Lambo???
I want to be able to achieve this without any goofy coasting down the highway or having a 20 mph average speed- that's what bicycles are for. The car is going to have to retain its' functionality; a totally gutted-out stripped-down seatless shell of a car can't move occupants (after all that is the point of a car) so why not jump on a motorcycle instead? Angle chop the top? That'd look cool but I require that the back seats remain functional, so that's a no-go. This has to be real-world, user-friendly motoring.