Students Build Car that Gets 2752.3 MPG

Students at Cal Poly have made a car that gets 2752.3 mpg. It has three wheels and moves one person along at just 30 mph, but it can drive most of the way across the U.S. on one gallon of gas.
"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 MPG and has been continuously tweaked to achieve the mileage we see today."

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freakshow177 years ago
If college students can make a vehicle that travels 30 mph for 2700 miles on a single gallon of gas, why can't someone (a paid professional) make a regular street legal vehicle that travels 70 mph on 100 or 200 miles per gallon?
'cause gas drives the economy, without the need for it, the price deteriorates and then companies lose money and lay people off and the next thing you know we'll be in another recession. Im sure they're able but simply "don't" thats why cars these days are starting to have better and better milage, until one day we will have reached that 100-200 mpg your talking about. Introducing it all now wouldnt benefit anyones economy.
All of the safety requirements ruin the mpg by adding weight
Those same safety features are what make cycling so dangerous. lolz

For real though, just ride a bike if you don't want to be burning gas.
1. Hmm, well, if there are more humans, it only makes sense that there's more CO2 because that's what they breathe out! Crazy, huh? I learned that in 2nd grade.
2. A small "glitch" in a satellite has actually showed the arctic with 500,000 more square miles than previously estimated.
3. Polar bears have grown in population from 5,000 in 1970 to 25,000 in the later yeras.
4. Climate change is occuring. The globe is COOLING.
# 2 & 3 Revised:

2. 5000,000 square miles of ice, roughly the size of the State of California.
3. Since 1970, the polar bear population has multiplied by five.

Sorry, but I'm afraid you are too open minded. Your brain seems to have actually fallen out of your head.

But, wait; you really can't see the irony in your own beliefs? OUCH!!
did you learn that C02 is a greenhouse gas? and that greenhouse gasses are what capture the heat of the sun to make our atmosphere livable?

Did you also learn about the rapid growth of industry which basically ran on greenhouse gasses?

the amount of C02 a person releases is about 1 kg each day. Each gallon of gasoline you burn is releasing somewhere between 15 and 17 pounds of C02.

http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/images/polarbear/schliebe_03.gif sea ice graph made by the government.

no please fill me in on the irony.
I DID learn CO2 is a greenhouse gas. And that if I don't become one with mother nature and stop driving my car I'll have to live on Mars. Oh wait, I forgot; they canceled the space program because it costed too much. Oh well, at least the stimulus package worked out quite nicely...


Al Gore and Obama are hypocrites. If THEY really believed in AGW, would they drive fuel-guzzling LIMOS to Copenhagen? Would it have been so cold out that they had to leave early? Twice? Would the average temperature be going DOWN each year? Would Michael Mann be in jail (okay, maybe not, but he should be)? DID CLINTON ONLY INHALE?!
why does this even involve polotics?????/

And ad hominem fallacies prove your point how?
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