A three-wheeler car that gives great mileage developed by college students
A Three Wheeler Car That Gives Great Mileage Developed By College Students. College going students have invented a 3 wheeled car, which gives an astounding 3,421 mpg average.
Washington: College going students have invented a 3 wheeled car, which gives an astounding 3,421 mpg average.
The winning carbon fiber streamliner from the 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition, where high schools and universities face off in high efficiency vehicles of their own design, was designed by the University of Toronto Supermileage Design Team, and weighs just 80 pounds, Fox News reported.
The care is powered by a custom built 45cc single-cylinder gasoline engine. The motor runs at a high 15:1 compression ratio and cranks out a not-quite-Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 1.5 lb-ft of torque that it sends to a single rear wheel via chain drive.
Last year, the team had gained second place with the 2712 mpg vehicle, losing to 3,587 mpg record set by Laval University of Quebec in 2013.
Team member Prashant Murali said that the car had a special clutch system that should be good for another 20 to 30 percent increase in efficiency, but it still needed to be fully tested.