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Thread: Car Made In Missouri gets 358 Miles to the Gallon.....

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    Car Made In Missouri gets 358 Miles to the Gallon.....

    KYTV in Springfield, Mo., reports a car designed by students at Aurora Junior High School gets 358 miles per gallon. The red roadster seats one, has three small bicycle wheels and starts with a pull cord. The steering column is similar to a bicycle's to turn the two front wheels. The car was designed as part of the Missouri SuperMileage Challenge.

    * The car was not allowed to go over 30 mph per contest rules. The vehicle must also be able to make a turn within 35 feet of turning radius.
    * The engine must be a 4-cycle engine made from the factory of a brand name such as Honda or Briggs & Stratton. Basically, the engines are from lawnmowers or even gas-powered trimmers.
    * Unleaded fuel must power the lightweight vehicles. The engine can max out at six horsepower.
    * For the 2012 contest, there were two divisions. The first was the stock division with unaltered factory engines. The second was the experimental division in which engines burn ethanol or blended fuels.

    * This was the fourth year in a row a team from Aurora won the event. In 2011, the Aurora Advertiser reported the SuperMileage students from Aurora High School won the experimental division using B20 biodiesel to get 275 miles per gallon. The junior high team placed second out of 14 cars in 2011 in the stock division with 158 miles per gallon.

    http://news.yahoo.com/car-made-misso...203400907.html

    Anyone familiar with the SAE International? I tried to find some pics of this car too. If I find any I will post one up. When I first saw the piece I thought it was some type of car that was using Alochol based fuels. Here are the future designers of some cars. Unbelievable that they have won 4 times. Junior High School and even the high school has won this event. All students. Do you think this kinda makes our big Automakers look bad?

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    What's the SAE international? Is that the solar car competitions?

    Yep, these kinds of things do make the car makers look bad. Ever see Who Killed the Electric Car?


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    I thought it was Henry Ford himself. Wasn't Tesla working with the idea of an electric car?

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    There's a rumor of that, yes...also the current day Tesla company makes electrics.

    http://www.teslamotors.com/


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    Yeah I knew that. They say the kid's car was a one seat roadster painted red. I still havent found any pics of it. Found the school tho. In the video they say it was GM. Maybe more recently. But they had an episode on the history channel that was showing the Electric car going back before Ford even had the first Model T built.

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    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/08...-electric-car/







    Students Build World’s Most Efficient Car

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    The eastern world, it is exploding, violence flaring bullets loading. you are old enough to kill , but not for voting, this whole crazy world is just to frustrating, and you tell me over and over and over again my friend, you don't believe we are on the EVE of DESTRUCTION.


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    The eastern world, it is exploding, violence flaring bullets loading. you are old enough to kill , but not for voting, this whole crazy world is just to frustrating, and you tell me over and over and over again my friend, you don't believe we are on the EVE of DESTRUCTION.


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    Those are cool WR. Plus these kids basically used lawnmowers and gas trimmers. I think theirs was based on fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingrider View Post
    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/08...-electric-car/
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    Students Build World’s Most Efficient Car
    That is sweet looking.

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