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UBC Hippies Design 3,145 MPG Vehicle

Stuff like this makes me wonder why we’re still struggling with sucky gas mileage. Actually, that’s not true: we all know it’s a huge corporate and government conspiracy, but it’s cute to think that we can change anything.

So back to the hippies. A team from UBC has made a single-person vehicle that gets– seriously– 3,145 mpg. That’s miles. Per gallon.

(In metric, that’s 0.074 litres per 100 kilometres. Insane.)

UBC has won for the last four years straight– and the average winning mileage from 2004 to 2006 is 2,167 mpg– but I haven’t heard anything about this from the automotive industry.

Oh right… that conspiracy thing. Good ol’ conspiracy.

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  1. #1 by Ang - June 29th, 2006 at 10:37

    That is better than the 49/51 I get with my Civic Hybrid. Josh, you should also be aware that Alberta has begun digging thousands of acres of land up to get oil out of the dirt. You all are destroying the environment out there for what? A couple of extra years of oil supply that will only delay a necessary transfer to alternative energy sources. Tisk, tisk.

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