Some guy in Brittain builds a car that gets 8000 mpg in his garage...

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    But we're supposed to believe the Big 3 cant possibly figure out how to make more fuel efficient cars? We're being held hostage by our government and big business.

    http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7003538016

     
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    Yea, I think the world record is somewhere above 10,000 MPG. Japan has a contest every year or so to see who can build the most fuel efficent car. They get some riddiculously high MPGs. The problem is that the cars are incredibly small-none can hold more than one person-and I bet you could probably out-walk all but one. So technically this guy did something great, but practically it's worse than useless.
     
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    I understand it also comes in a souped-up four horsepower version, for those undergoing mid-life crisis.
     
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    until it can haul 2 kids in car seats, a full size stroller, 3-4 bags of groceries, 2 parents, and can accellerate to freeway speeds in a decent amount of time without blowing the engine, i'll stick with my Impala (or our Caddy), thanks.
     
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    A 35cc motor and it's a "car"? What does it do 3mph? A motor that small is 1.5 to maybe 2.2 horsepower Neat trick but.......
     
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    Now that is one BIIIIG Garage! Worthy of that fancy shmancy name for a carhole....

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    I agree, obviously this car isn't going to work in the real world.

    But, it does show that the auto makers arn't even trying to make fuel efficient cars right now. Why can't they make an SUV or van that gets 40-50mpg???? Almost forgot.....and affordable.

    I get so annoyed listening to the "rich and famous" talk about how us regular Americans need to start buying eco-friendly cars. Yes, I'd like to buy a hybrid that gets 50mpg..but that car costs $25,000 and a Civic that gets 34mpg costs $12,000. Guess which one I'm gonna buy? HINT: It fits into my budget.
     
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