Gallery: 1,300 MPG Student-Designed Ultra-Light Car Runs on a Tiny Lawn...

1305-17 303 1305-17 Super Mileage Vehicle BYU Mechanical Engineering May 14, 2013 Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU © BYU PHOTO 2013 All Rights Reserved (801)422-7322

Students at Brigham Young University in Utah have designed a car that can travel the distance from Utah to Michigan on a single gallon of fuel. The fish-shaped car—which weighs less than 100 pounds and gets an astounding 1,300 miles per gallon—will participate at this year’s SAE Supermileage Competition, an annual contest that challenges students to create the most fuel-efficient vehicle in North America.

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  1. Mel Pi December 30, 2014 at 5:37 am

    My normal car would use 2,5 gallons of diesel on the same route. Not so bad either.

  2. pmanke October 19, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I get it now! An auto parts supplier is sponsering the deal! ……… “Nothing is so unserving as a tightly organized delusional thought system.”

  3. awpeters December 5, 2013 at 5:09 am

    I would love to get a lawn mower like this one.

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