Eco-Car Success

“Student-Built Eco Car Gets 2,752 MPG”

“Mechanical engineering students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (my alma mater) have developed an eco supercar that gets 2,752 MPG!

I never get tired of stories like these. As the car industry trips over itself trying to tap the fuel-efficient vehicle market, they end up getting pwned by a group of kids. And they been doing it since 2005! This car isn’t some “complicated” hybrid or electric vehicle…it is 100-percent battery free.

….Called the Black Widow, the car has been a work-in-progress since 2005 where it originally got 861 MPG. Weighing only 96 pounds, it has three wheels, a drag coefficient of 0.12 and a top speed of 35 MPH. It uses a modified 3 horsepower Honda 50cc four-stroke engine. Yes, it is only 3 horsepower!”

I think this is really awesome! Yay for the innovation of students. And the news about the Black Widow is gaining speed (no pun intended)


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