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High Gas Prices? When your car gets 3,145 MPG it doesn't really matter.

UBC invented 3145 Mpg CarUBC invented 3145 Mpg Car

The engineers over at UBC have created a vehicle that can travel from Vancouver to Halifax (coast-to-coast) on one gallon of gas. And although it’s not the fastest car on the block, it proves that somebody out there isn’t trying hard enough to make our everyday cars just a little more efficient.

This vehicle can go coast-to-coast (in Canada) from Halifax to Vancouver on one gallon of gas. That's roughly 3,145 miles. And for this amazing feat, it has earned first prize at the yearly Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Supermileage Competition that was held on June 9th in Marshall, Michigan.

Developed by students at UBC, these guys are winners six years running. Last year, they won with a car that did 1,600 mpg. Which means they doubled their mileage in just one year. Hmmm. Makes you wonder why our cars have stagnated at around 32 Mpg.

The rules for the competition state that the vehicle must be powered by only by an internal combustion engine without any assistance from human propulsion or electric motors.

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Comments
Jul 7, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

That's a little deceptive

I don't think Canadian miles are worth as much as U.S. miles.

Jul 10, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

Anonymous (not verified) |

Anonymous (not verified) | 2006-07-07 14:42 | That's a little deceptive

I don't think Canadian miles are worth as much as U.S. miles.

When you say "Canadian miles", do you mean kliks?

As an extrucker I know that from Halifax to Vancouver is exactly 3237.38 miles in United States miles, as said in mapquest.com

Feb 20, 2007
by mike (not verified)

are you kidding me, look at

are you kidding me, look at the competeing highschools....