Friday, June 08, 2007

High Mileage Cars

With the price of gas these days, and the problem with global warming, people are looking at new ways to get better mileage out of cars, and to run them off alternative types of fuel. Here are some new cars that are being worked on.

Air powered car

India is designing a car to be sold next year that runs on compressed air. It will have a top speed of 68 mph, and a range of 125 miles.

Electric sports car

Tesla Motors is producing the 2008 Tesla Roadster, an all electric sports car. It will have a top speed of 130 mph, and a range of 200 miles.

Volkswagen 94 mpg car: the 1-Litre-Car

Volkswagen has developed a prototype car that consumes just 1 litre per 100 kilometres, for 282 mpg.

New 125 Miles per Gallon Toyota Prius

The Pennsylvania based Lithium Technology Corporation recently demonstrated a new type of "plug-in" Toyota Prius hybrid car. The new model is based on advanced lithium iron phosphate battery which allows the hybrid car to travel up to a distance of 125 miles per gallon of fuel.

New Accord to hit 60mpg

Honda will release a new Accord with an ultra-clean diesel engine that could be capable of over 60mpg.

It’s amazing what the car makes can come up with, when their customers demand it. :)


CJ (Azek) said...

I want one of those = P I am going to buy a Honda civic or Accord right now ; )

chaosgone said...

Yep. When I buy my next car, I will look into getting one of those, like the Accord.

gitmo said...

Ima git me 1 2. they are da bom!

Click Here said...

Will you be my friend, gitmo?

Skjoldfetter said...

if you have a VW lupo, its possible to have the engine cleaned, and drive on olive oil, or a few other kinds of food oil... my dad did it once, a guy in denmark does the cleaning and fills it with oil, and then you can drive around on it for a day or two and come back to have it cleaned and pumbed full of diesel again :P

chaosgone said...

Vegetable oil sounds like a good way to go.