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Ultra-Efficient Avion to Go From Canada to Mexico on 14 Gallons
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On August 30, 2010 @ 3:45 pm In Green Transportation,Innovation | 1 Comment
Fuel efficiency  may have only become a hot topic recently, but some people have been thinking about with hypermiling vehicles  for decades. Take, for example, inventors Bill Green and Craig Henderson — in 1984 the pair built a car  dubbed the “Avion “, which squeezed out 113 mpg in test runs. Now it’s going back on the road in an attempt to travel from Canada to Mexico on just 14 gallons of gas.
In 1986, Henderson set a world record for efficiency  by driving from Mexico to Canada with an average of 103.7 mpg. Henderson beat that record two years ago with a trip in the Avion from Bellingham, Washington to the Oregon border. That journey had a fuel efficiency of 113.7.
Yesterday, Henderson took off for his third potentially record-breaking journey — this time, from Blaine, Washington to the Mexico border. He hopes to use just 14 gallons of fuel  thanks to a new, aerodynamic vehicle  shell, updated tires, and a tricked-out engine.
When Henderson first built the vehicle, he hoped to have it mass-produced. The latest journey is just for fun, but if it drums up enough attention, we’d love to see more of these energy-scrimping cars  on the road!
+ Avion 
Via Core77 
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URLs in this post:
 Fuel efficiency: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/10/aerocivic-by-mike-turner/
 hypermiling vehicles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/29/university-students-build-2487-mpg-hypermiling-supercar/
 car: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Finhabitat.com%2F2010%2F07%2F29%2Foptimal-energy-unveils-the-joule-electric-car%2F&rct=j&q=inhabitat%20car&ei=Ou17TOrkF4P-8AawgNWFBw&usg=AFQjCNFHS5Hp8hYao2lglp19HJMXFBjmng&cad=rja
 Avion: http://www.100mpgplus.com/
 efficiency: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CB0QFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inhabitat.com%2F2010%2F01%2F19%2Fdesign-your-own-electric-vehicle-with-the-trexa-ev-platform%2F&ei=fe17TNWOKMH-8AbY5LzjBg&usg=AFQjCNGWqHzGNMaegtj85V1noNv0rD4fPQ
 fuel: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CCQQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inhabitat.com%2F2010%2F02%2F08%2Fcar-bodies-store-energy%2F&rct=j&q=inhabitat%20car&ei=Ou17TOrkF4P-8AawgNWFBw&usg=AFQjCNFgj_R2_2km4I6DnlCRXffe0EfuHQ&cad=rja
 vehicle: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBkQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Finhabitat.com%2F2010%2F08%2F20%2Fvw-successfully-tests-hydrogen-vehicle-in-long-range-drive%2F&rct=j&q=inhabitat%20vehicle&ei=fe17TNWOKMH-8AbY5LzjBg&usg=AFQjCNEvgUwyGaVQi5hZGz4yjJya0kLmRg&cad=rja
 cars: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CDMQFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Finhabitat.com%2Findex.php%3Fs%3Dhybrid%2Bcar&rct=j&q=inhabitat%20car&ei=Ou17TOrkF4P-8AawgNWFBw&usg=AFQjCNHir9pu4LTipc0aHlQVXjpi1AT4-g&cad=rja
 Core77: http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/the_avion_driving_from_canada_to_mexico--on_just_14_gallons_of_gas_17262.asp?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+core77%2Fblog+%28Core77.com%27s+design+blog%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
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