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Old 01-03-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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With many automotive manufacturers claiming fuel efficient cars cost too much to build, an American man known only as Basjoos has built his own ‘Aerocivic’ and achieved 95mpg (2.48 litres per 100km).

Now sure, it’s as ugly as a hat full of busted eggs, but the figures prove that with a little bit of know-how, anything is possible.

Built from materials including aluminium, coroplast and lexan (perspex) Basjoos purchased at the local hardware shop, he managed to construct the vehicle entirely in his backyard. We’d never have guessed that.

Furthermore with only his basic aerodynamic knowledge he says he has reduced the drag coefficient of the 1992 Honda Civic CX from 0.34 to 0.17.

The vehicle will cruise as high as 90mph (145km/h) and tops out at 100mph (161km/h), though Basjoos claims fuel economy is dramatically reduced at these speeds.

Basjoos is now a contender in the Automotive X-Prize competition which offers $US10 million ($A11.4 million) for the first person to construct an 100mpg (2.35 l /100km) car.
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:45 PM   #2
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That car stock can get 40mpg. There's just no way that he improved economy 2.5X
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there's no way that trailer park trash is a true story
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****... I can build a 100 mpg car. I've had the schematics for the drive system for nearly two years. I just don't have the cash to build the sucker. If anyone feels like investing $50K I can give you $5M back after I win the x-prize
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Teamswift.net (Geo Metro/Suzuki Swift) has a section on the forums to improving mpg.

Body mods like that account for just a few MPG. Gutting the car is much better.

Redneck = full of ****.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:42 PM   #6
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Somebody fused half of a fighter jet cockpit to the rear end of that Honda~!!
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Teamswift.net (Geo Metro/Suzuki Swift) has a section on the forums to improving mpg.

Body mods like that account for just a few MPG. Gutting the car is much better.

Redneck = full of ****.
for city and hills yes... but for straight, level, constant speed, weight has very little affect (only affects the frictional loss in the tires due to increases normal force).
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I dont think he means "average mpg" when he says 95 mpg. he quotes mpg at different cruise speeds.
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I can get over 9,000 mpg when I'm rolling down a hill with my engine turned off.
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I can get over 9,000 mpg when I'm rolling down a hill with my engine turned off.
if your engine is off... and you are moving, then you are technically getting infinite mpg.
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if your engine is off... and you are moving, then you are technically getting infinite mpg.
Cha I know... Just thought I'd say a certain number though

My statement is correct though.
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if your engine is off... and you are moving, then you are technically getting infinite mpg.
Technically, infinity is "over 9,000" so his statement is still valid.
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Honestly I wanted to put infinity, but I don't know how to make the symbol for it.
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∞ ?

charmap for the win.

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http://www.aptera.com/

230MPG without electrical assist.
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http://www.aptera.com/

230MPG without electrical assist.
At 55mph with a diesel.
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At 55mph with a diesel.
I've got no problem with that. Maybe it is only a mere 150 MPG at 75 MPH...
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