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Originally posted by Kalapadea
A company in San Diego is Developing a 330 MPG @ 65 MPH car that is now halfway to completion. The company, Accelerated Composites says the car will be able to drive Coast to Coast on one tank of gas carrying two people.
The Aptera prototype, which is halfway to completion, will go for up to 330 miles on a gallon of gas thanks to an aerodynamic design and the lightweight composites that make up the chassis.
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This looks amazing, from the Accelerated Composites website, the car will weigh only 900lbs, yet will be a a very safe design for under $20,000 USD. There are also specifications for the engine and body style. I can't wait to find out more about this in the future.
i wonder what it will look like after a semi hits it
First, the electricity you get from your mains that you use to charge the batteries overnight is not a ‘freebie’; many electrical generating plants burn hydrocarbons like coal or oil
There’s one more downside I almost forgot. With our demand for oil drastically reduced, our poor friends in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Venezuela, Iran, etc. would see their oil revenues go down and would not be able to afford their Mercedes Benzes and private jets. Also, without the oil thugs strategically important to the Western world, we wouldn’t have a need or an excuse to even be involved with the islamo-fascists, and we can leave them to their own devices. All is not lost, however; I understand there may be export possibilities for camel dung.
Yes but those plants operate at a higher efficiency then individual combustion engines and are easier to remediate the pollution with some conventional methods as well as some rather new unconventional methods like using Algae.