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Old 12-02-2010, 05:51 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Of course smaller and lighter and streamlined vehicles help a lot too, especially with the right engine and technique. I assume everyone has seen the 470mpg deal, 1985 Matsu talks, http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/470...nomy-main.html . To the two wheeler crowd, the xprize figures are an efficiency joke Especially given the %25 occupancy rate of vehicles on the road.

also, lighter engine means less energy lost in rpm changes, as well as less reciprocating losses.
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