Friday, February 19, 2010

Students design vehicle that does 2752.3 MPG...!



No that is NOT a typing error. I'm wondering if the 2752.3 MPG are for 'highway' or 'city' driving...??
Way to go team. Keep up the great work...let's implement this technology in all the SUVs and Hummers... I'm curious how the team can incorporate what they learned from this project to a more practical vehicle design.

"Think claims of electric vehicles that get over 200 MPG are impressive? Try this on for size: a group of mechanical engineering students at Cal Poly have developed a vehicle that can get up to 2752.3 MPG — and it doesn’t even use batteries.
The Cal Poly Supermileage Team’s wondercar, dubbed the Black Widow, has been under construction since 2005. The 96 pound car has three wheels, a drag coefficient of 0.12, a top speed of 30 MPH, and a modified 3 horsepower Honda 50cc four-stroke engine. It originally clocked in at 861 MPH and has been continuously tweaked to achieve the mileage we see today."


via Inhabitat

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