Students Create Electric Vehicle that Gets Efficiency Equivalent of 300mpg

August 16th, 2010 by GreenDan Leave a reply »

A group of students from the DeLaSalle School in Kansas City teamed up with engineers from Bridgestone America’s Technical Center in Akron to create a special all-electric car.

It is worth mentioning that the team has already carried out a number of tests of their eco-friendly vehicle on Bridgestone’s Texas Proving Grounds. Before the testing, engineers equipped the vehicle with Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 tires.

The electric car is based on the chassis of the 2000 Lola Indy Car. According to its developers, the vehicle is able to reach the efficiency equivalent of 300 miles per gallon, which is a new world record for efficiency.

The unnamed vehicle is also very lightweight. Its electric propulsion system, driveline and aerodynamic body were created by the DeLaSalle School student team.

Currently the team is petitioning the Guinness World Records to consider their electric vehicle as a new world record.

[via ZERcustoms]


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