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Inventor hopes for 8,000 mpg car

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posted on May, 14 2006 @ 06:46 AM
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Well, now this would be sweet. Fill it up once a year and wave to the gas stations as you go by everythime. Talk about being cheap on the wallet. Hope this one flies.


A British inventor was showing off the car he believes could be the world's most fuel-efficient vehicle.

Andy Green, 45, from the University of Bath, believes the three-wheel vehicle is capable of doing some 8,000 miles to the gallon.

The car, which is 10ft 2in (3.1 metres) long, two feet (0.6 metres) wide and weighs just four stone 10lb (30kg), was unveiled for the first time at the Somerset university's campus.

It will compete against 250 teams from around the world for the Shell Eco-Marathon championships in France from May 19.




posted on May, 14 2006 @ 09:26 AM
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The problem, as always is that the powers that be will never let this get off the ground. It happens all the time with new, more efficient, less gas guzzling designs. Have you read this one about the Joe Cell? www.abovetopsecret.com...
Apparently it's inventor was threatened to make him destroy his model, but the plans were already on the internet.



posted on May, 14 2006 @ 12:21 PM
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Sounds like a contest car for some race, which is not the same as a production model. Look at the size 10ft long 2 feet wide, that says it all; only room for one passenger and even he/she will have to be below average size to fit in the sucker.

edit to add: Just re-read the article and it is as I suspected a contest car nothing more.

[edit on 5/14/2006 by shots]



posted on May, 14 2006 @ 12:45 PM
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Yeah, but with the knowledge gained from "contests" comes the know how to create something that could eventually be mass produced. Off course in this money driven world, it would only get developed if the "elite" rich would make money from it.



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 06:35 PM
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Do you still have the website address because thats not it.


Cug

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 08:09 PM
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Originally posted by valkeryie
Yeah, but with the knowledge gained from "contests" comes the know how to create something that could eventually be mass produced. Off course in this money driven world, it would only get developed if the "elite" rich would make money from it.


We already know how to make cars fuel efficient. make them light and make the engine small. Anyone can make one of these, a local high school shop class built one that got 2000 mpg


Take a look at the car
www.bath.ac.uk...
www.teamgreen.org.uk...


35cc motor
66 lbs
Average speed of 18 mph
Room for a 4' 11" driver

Btw the record for this type of car is 10227 mpg set by the French team Microjoule



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 08:15 PM
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Can the green car go up hill?

We just need a RubberBand Car.... or one that runs on water pressure... slow but cheap could throw a funnel on every time it storms an fill your tanks..... although you'd become a master Plumber/tech fixing your leaks lol.....



[edit on 30-5-2006 by Tranceopticalinclined]



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 08:40 PM
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New link to a news source, don't know what happened to the origianl posted one.

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