Performance can mean different things to different people. Spinning the tires and running the batteries out in seconds will impress some. For me the challenge is to go the distance on as little energy as possible. So, this weekend I broke a new personal record with my homebuilt EV. I drove my car 47.7 miles which is 7 miles better than previous test drives. I used the same 36, 100 amp hour LIFEPO4 cells, the same motor, the same road conditions, but one thing was different. I have been experimenting with regeneration, not regenerative braking systems alone, but also other ways to reduce power consumption. The 7 miles was "in the noise" that most people are told to ignore. I could not be happier to get some extra miles without the high cost of extra batteries. My next efforts will be to reduce drag. The car is already very popular at car shows and very practical to drive to work and for shopping. That is the kind of performance that the world needs. In a world starved for energy, use less, go the distance and charge with solar energy.