Wednesday, May 25, 2005

New World Record for Mileage at almost 4,000 kmpl

via GCC: 3,836 kmpl - that was the mileage (or more correctly the petrol equivalent energy) returned by a prototype at the Shell Eco-marathon in France last weekend. Predictably that was a new world record. If automobiles the world over had one tenth of that mileage, oil prices would easily fall to half.

200 cars participated in this week's eco-marathon, only six of which were fuel-cell cars. Yet one of those 6 topped the overall rankings. The best for a petrol car was 2560 kmpl, for diesel 1807 kmpl and for LPG it was 1804. The victory for the hydrogen car is causing more participants to consider a switch to hydrogen next year.