This car designed by a student could cross almost the entire U.S. on one gallon of gas
Engineering students Université Laval in Quebec designed a fuel-efficient car that could cross almost the entire U.S. on a single gallon of gas, Inhabitat.com reports.
The car, called the Alérion Supermileage car, was a winning design at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas contest for internal combustion engine cars after proving it can get 2,713.1 miles per gallon of gasoline.
Although the team is maintaining its distinctive features a secret, we do know that previous winning entries from Université Laval includes thin tires, in order to minimise the surface area contact, as well as carbon fibre body in order to keep the car lightweight.
According to HowStuffWorks, supermileage vehicles can obtain their mileage due to a car body that needs only the elements required for speed and safety, combined with an aerodynamic design.