Wednesday, 07 Jul, 2010 Environment

Students Make Fuel Efficient Car that Registers 1,500 Miles per Gallon of Gas


At the SAE Supermileage competition, ten students from the University of Ottawa came second after Universite Laval.

They developed a fuel efficient vehicle that was able to register a range of 1,500 miles (2,414 kilometers) per gallon of regular gas.

According to the team, their vehicle can do even better, due to the fact that they didn't have enough time to tune the engine.

In addition, they mentioned that the car had a fuel leak. If everything went well, the team's car could've registered a range of 3,000 miles on a single gallon, informs OttawaCitizen.

The students' vehicle is somewhat smaller than three meters, with its engine being the size of a light-duty chainsaw. The car weights 54 kilograms and can reach a top speed of 50 km/h.

It would be interesting to note that the students will bring their vehicle to the Capital City Speedway in attempt to break the world record for fuel efficiency. They expect their vehicle to go 3,200 miles on a single gallon of standard unleaded gasoline.

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