Students design a car that gets 2,824 mpg

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    A three-wheeled, teardrop-shaped car has won Shell’s (RDSA) Eco-marathon Americas competition, a yearly contest that pits teams of students against each other in a race to build energy-efficient vehicles.
    The winning group, from Université Laval in Quebec, overcame technical setbacks, including excess friction short circuits, to achieve an efficiency of 2,824 miles per gallon. To put that in perspective, the prototype could travel from New York to Los Angeles on less than a gallon of fuel.


    https://autos.yahoo.com/news/students-design-a-car-that-gets-2-824-mpg-063054458.html
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    These things are always interesting; in 2025 we'll be laughing at the type of archaic vehicles we're driving today.

    Cue someone talking about how they'll run over it in their pickup truck.
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    Not if Exxon and BP say so!
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    I'd like to agree. However if we're going to continue to prop up failing automakers this will not happen.
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    I will stick with my F-150
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    Carbon fiber advances will change the dynamic
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    Nobody suggested you switch to a concept car.
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    never said they did
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    Why not efficiency for utility use vehicles?
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    "...and it runs on WATER, man..."
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    That would be nice if we never saved another floundering car maker although I wouldn't say that alone stifled innovation on this front.
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    Someday in the not-so-distant future the F-150 will be more powerful and more efficient and will likely not run on gasoline. And my hunch is you still won't be interested, not out of matters of practicality but as some odd partisan-infused stance that commands oil is always and will forever be inherently better.
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    /irony
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    Someone still doesn't know the definition of irony, but I am glad you finally looked up "nuance."
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    Cause, you know*, it would only be "ironic" if I opposed gasoline-based cars and didn't happily own one.

    * -rhetorically put
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    How else will progress be made? People decided said company did not make quality products. Rather then have a vacuum for innovation to occur in, people were told they were wrong. That the products of that company were indispensable.

    Why would someone attempt to break into the car/airline/banking business when it's clear the ruling class won't let you be successful? That a favorite had already been decided, no matter how mismanaged their leadership is. No matter how inferior the product.

    One can't advance while there is another in the position to advance to.

    Ford evolved, canceled failing products, and progressed. Their products stand in line with global quality and efficiency. Tesla created a better product and distribution system, and is being killed by the same people that saved gm.
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    I am on record here on too hot to favor switching us to NG to power our vehicles- I like the comfort and the size of my F-150, plus I view it as a huge safety advantage should I be involved in a vehicle accident
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    already being built out of aluminum. Bill will be driving a beer can soon
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    well not totally out of aluminum but a lot more-enough to take 700lbs out of the truck
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