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Hydrogen Car Gets 1336 MPG
« on: July 14, 2009, 06:46:09 pm »
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Turkish students at Sakarya University have built a hydrogen car that gets 1,336 mpg. Well, sorta.

Called the SAHİMO, the vehicle’s current range is about 353 miles on a quarter gallon of fuel (568 kilometers on 1 liter). It travels such an obscene distance with so little fuel due to the vehicle’s uber-light weight: it weighs only 240 pounds (110 kilograms). The car’s made up of 90-percent carbon fiber.



I assume the size and weight limit it to holding only a liter of fuel. I couldn’t verify this as their site is in Turkish and mine is a little rusty.

The SAHMO won third most efficient vehicle in Europe’s 26th Shell Eco Marathon. And their next goal is to conquer the inaugural 2009 Global Green Challengee–an evolution of the World Solar Challenge competition in Australia–this October. About twenty electric, hybrid, alternative fuel and low emission production and prototype vehicles will compete in the race.


Source: http://gas2.org/2009/07/13/students-build-hydrogen-vehicle-that-gets-1336-mpg/

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Re: Hydrogen Car Gets 1336 MPG
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 07:01:13 pm »
One look at this is all it takes to know that it will never go through. Whoever buys the rights to manufacture it will be bullied into submission and ruin.

The oil companies will fight it. They will fight it at every turn, on the production line, on the safety test, everywhere. With enough money, you can turn pointless objections and accusations into massive roadblocks.

I think I hate Capitalism.

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Re: Hydrogen Car Gets 1336 MPG
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 10:34:11 pm »
Well Obama owns GM, he really doesn't have an excuse for this one.

Seriously, I think I hate Obama because I'd kill someone to be in his position... the things I could do with control of the banking and automotive industry... we'd be living on the moon by the end of my last term... assuming I'm so loved that they repeal term limits and let me run after my second term which I'm pretty sure I could pull off.
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