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British Inventor Unveils 8000 MPG Car

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British Inventor Unveils 8000 MPG Car

May 12, 2006 2:18 p.m. EST


Julie Farby - All Headline News Staff Writer

London, England (AHN)—A British inventor unveils the world's most fuel-efficient vehicle, a three-wheel “TeamGreen” car capable of doing 8,000 miles to the gallon.

The 45-year-old inventor, Andy Green, from the University of Bath, built his budget eco-motor for just £2,000, and will be the sole British contender for the title of the world's most fuel-economic car in a global competition being held later this month.

It has taken Mr. Green more than two years to design and build the car, which will be the fourth eco-vehicle he has built. He holds the British record for fuel-efficiency, with 6,603 miles to the gallon in a previous car.

According to the report, the new vehicle is powered by a single cylinder four-stroke engine with a capacity of just 35cc and runs with a special management system incorporating fuel injection.

A spokesman for Bath University says, "Andy Green is keeping the spirit of the lone British inventor who takes on the world very much alive."
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British Inventor Unveils 8000 MPG Car

May 12, 2006 2:18 p.m. EST


Julie Farby - All Headline News Staff Writer

London, England (AHN)—A British inventor unveils the world's most fuel-efficient vehicle, a three-wheel “TeamGreen” car capable of doing 8,000 miles to the gallon.

The 45-year-old inventor, Andy Green, from the University of Bath, built his budget eco-motor for just £2,000, and will be the sole British contender for the title of the world's most fuel-economic car in a global competition being held later this month.

It has taken Mr. Green more than two years to design and build the car, which will be the fourth eco-vehicle he has built. He holds the British record for fuel-efficiency, with 6,603 miles to the gallon in a previous car.

According to the report, the new vehicle is powered by a single cylinder four-stroke engine with a capacity of just 35cc and runs with a special management system incorporating fuel injection.

A spokesman for Bath University says, "Andy Green is keeping the spirit of the lone British inventor who takes on the world very much alive."
WOW!!
Color me [impressed![/I]

I would love to see a single cylinder four-stroke engine.
That thing must be weird looking. And I wonder how much torque it can produce?

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I swear I read this article 3 weeks ago
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How fast does it go, slower than Lindsay Davenport?

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If he wants to make some $, he should make a version ppl will actually drive that "only" gets maybe 800 mpg, not 8,000! (Like starting with a 4th wheel, so it won't tip ova in a minor crash).
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How fast does it go, slower than Lindsay Davenport?
It goes 60mph but is designed for city centres where you'd never get those speeds.
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It goes 60mph but is designed for city centres where you'd never get those speeds.
Oh Well that's too slow People won't ever buy it

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. Life isn't as fast over here

The speed limit for the vast majority of people's journeys is 40-50 anyway. I'd say it's a good thing cars (albeit not on purpose) are getting slower for safety and to reduce pollution.
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The speed limit for the vast majority of people's journeys is 40-50 anyway. I'd say it's a good thing cars (albeit not on purpose) are getting slower for safety and to reduce pollution.
Cars are getting slower, but time doesn't get any slower, and we all know time = $

I think it's great that they're developing very fuel-efficient vehicles, but they need to make them faster jeez!

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If he wants to make some $, he should make a version ppl will actually drive that "only" gets maybe 800 mpg, not 8,000! (Like starting with a 4th wheel, so it won't tip ova in a minor crash).

Or that has a commercially acceptable payload rating.
Like maybe carrying more than one anorexic driver.

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By fuel, I'm guessing it's 'petrol'?

Why not completely eliminate petrol and use vegetable oil, fuel cells (hydrogen), or high-efficiency batteries, instead?
Now that would be truly impressive.

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Cars are getting slower, but time doesn't get any slower, and we all know time = $
Shutup.

I wonder how long it's going to be before we actually stop using petrol.

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I wonder how long it's going to be before we actually stop using petrol.

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By fuel, I'm guessing it's 'petrol'?

Why not completely eliminate petrol and use vegetable oil, fuel cells (hydrogen), or high-efficiency batteries, instead?
Now that would be truly impressive.
There are some advantages to these, but they're not the panacea many ppl think. A lot of energy is consumed producing bio-diesel, for example. And however efficient batteries are, they consume energy being charged. (Do you want to approve of nuclear power re. that?) Even "distilling" enough hydrogen out of the air consumes significant energy, and its so explosive that the weight of the vehicles would be fairly high to prevent a minor crash from creating an instant fireball. Liquified natural gas consumes a lot bring kept cold, etc. etc.
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Nothing wrong with nuclear power, we just need to find a good way to dispose of the waste.

Bio-diesel really doesn't consume THAT much energy to make, certainly no more than it takes to pump out gas... and it can be made from like leftover cooking oil. Lots of potential there. But I think we all need solar powered cars. Of course, that wouldn't work in England where there's no sun.
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