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Old 11-27-2012, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Article :Local electric/ethanol car definitely a labour of love

I came across this article on a small Winnipeg car which resembles a HPV .
Cool project ! I wish them the best of luck .

Local electric/ethanol car definitely a labour of love - Winnipeg Free Press


I got interested when i first saw this image. I thought i was looking at the back end of a highly streamlined car .


And here is the other article on it :

Driving a pill - Winnipeg Free Press

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Toothless - '94 Honda Del Sol Si VTEC
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90 day: 32.37 mpg (US)

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Reminds me of the Antro:


Tank|Trip Milestones: Insight
[x] [x] 53mpg - 100% EPA
[x] [x] 64mpg - 120% EPA
[ ] [x] 74mpg - 140% EPA
[ ] [x] 85mpg - 160% EPA
[ ] [ ] 95mpg - 180% EPA
[ ] [ ] 106mpg- 200% EPA
[ ] [ ] 117mpg- 220% EPA

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Old 11-28-2012, 05:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Mietek (wife's car) - '00 Mercedes Benz W168 classic
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Pity there aren't any Cd or FE numbers. But i like it, very simple & neat.
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Gerhard Plattner: "The best attitude is to consider fuel saving a kind of sport. Everybody who has enough money for a strong car, can drive fast and hit the pedal. But saving fuel requires concentration, self-control and cleverness. It's a challenge with the nice effect of saving you money that you can use for other more important things."
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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According to Hoyle - '96 Honda Accord DX
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Hat is off to those guys.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Urbee 3d printed car

It's curious that the article makes no mention of the 3D printed body. It's supposed to be the first (or second) ever produced.

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