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Old 04-20-2009, 10:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
The short fill thing I meant was, measuring fe from such a small initial amount. For the competition, I don't see a way around that that isn't really cumbersome and time consuming and yet, I doubt that if those cars were plopped down onto the roads and driven, even with hypermiling, that they'd go the distance.
Noted, sorry for the confusion.

I agree, they'd do little more than grenade on a normal road, under less-than-optimal circumstances. It's still nice to see the engineering minds at work though, especially given the projects and given the information/knowledge that they take with them when they leave the competition.

I think that's the biggest gain, not the 3k Mile FE *mis*representation.
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