Fuel Efficient Vehicle Achieves 800 MPG

May 12, 2006

800mpg_car.jpg Andy Green, a British inventor, has created an ultra fuel-efficient vehicle that is capable of traveling 8,000 miles on a single gallon of gasoline. Andy designed the vehicle around a one cylinder four-stroke engine, and the entire vehicle weighs less than 70 pounds, which, the article is quick to note, is the average weight of a nine-year-old boy in the UK. The vehicle will be entered in Shell's Eco-Marathon, a marathon whose winner will be crowned the world's most fuel-economic "car," later this month. Andy's vehicle represents the sole British entry for the marathon, and it is expected to be quite the contender, provided it isn't accidentally crushed by the American entry: a Hummer H2 with a picture of a solar panel taped to its side.


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