Slideshow: Urbee Developer Shooting for 290 MPG
Urbee, the 3D-printed car that has attracted international attention, now has a new task to conquer -- driving from New York to San Francisco on just 10 gallons of gas.
The trip, set for about two years from now, will require the three-wheeled Urbee to reach a fuel efficiency of about 290 mpg. The series-parallel hybrid vehicle will burn gasoline, but will also use a battery and motor-generator to enable it to drive electrically at times. ”We’ll have a Guinness World Record if we’re lucky -- New York to San Francisco, two people, a dog, and 10 gallons of fuel,” said Jim Kor, founder of Kor EcoLogic Inc., at the recent Manufacturing the Future Summit.
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