A new electric car can get more than 300 miles
per gallon. That's three, zero, zero.
But this car wasn't created by forward-thinking manufacturers in Japan, Detroit
or Germany. It's the brainchild of students from DeLaSalle Education Center, a
high school in Kansas City, Mo. for students who need an alternative to the
They took part in the school's Automobile Design Studio, which is aimed at
fostering outside-the-box thinking in a real-world setting.
Their car produces zero emissions, a feat it achieved on Bridgestone's Texas
Proving Grounds. Thinking big, the students have applied to Guinness World
Records for approval of their achievement, according to a school website .
The students' electric car consists of a chassis from the 2000 Lola Indy, an
ultra light-weight aerodynamic body and Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 tires, and a
high-end electric propulsion system specially designed for the vehicle.
The students on the project, who include Kelvin Duley, Zack Knighten, Mario
Ramirez and Natalie Fenaroli, were assisted by technocrats from Bridgestone
Americas' Technical Center in Akron, Ohio.
With a test run showing the vehicle got around 300 mpg, the students are looking
for a suitable automaker who can turn the project into a full-scale commercial
entity, reported Nitrobahn.com .
This story is a reprint from My Fox Boston
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