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Tiny Car Gets 350 MPG, Corporate Competitors In Energy

The race drew teams Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes and but Gordon Murray Designs away the winner.


The T.27, an car with a lightweight composite won the Future Car Challeng e sponsored by the Automobile Club (RAC) by a 57.13 mile course Brighton and London on less than its fellow competitors. two occupants, the T.27 consumed 7 kilowatt hours of electricity, is about equal to 350 miles per according to the company. The total bill came to 64 pence, or $1.03.

Second place went to an Jaguar E-Type from which consumed 8.5 kilowatt Tesla Roadsters, Nissan an electrified Citroen, a Honda and a few diesels also competed. full results here.)

winning the small car efficiency the RAC gave the car the best EV award and overall entry award.

Murray, a noted race car whose cars won world at Brabham and McLaren, is on a quest to get to lose weight. By swapping out components for parts made structurally strong plastic or car manufacturers can dramatically increase without impacting performance. weight, after all, directly to better fuel and/or acceleration.

A T.27, for can go 100 miles on a charge, the same as a Leaf or Mitsubishi i. The T.27, only sports a 12.5 hour battery pack, is about half the size of the in the other two cars. A smaller means quicker charging and, potentially, a lower price. Last year, T.25, a T.27 with a gas beat half of the electric in the race with an 80 miles per rating.

Bright Automotive in the U.S. is similar concepts with a delivery truck.

Composite cars can also be to produce. Instead of steel mills and painting stalls for applying rust-proofing, manufacturers need to invest in software and molding machinery. (See our profile of Murray, his company, and the here .)

Murray’s company not plan on producing cars. it will license its intellectual A deal with an established may come next year.

The RAC is the oldest automotive club in the and held one of the world’s first car in 1896. The contest drew 33 and was instrumental in raising the speed from 4 miles per hour to 14 mph in Britain. The race also lawmakers to get rid of a law that required to hire signal men with red to warn of their impending

It’s been downhill for driving every since.

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