Monday, June 12, 2006

Andy Green's Green Machine

An engineer from the U. of Bath, UK, has created a 90-pound car that can get 8,000 miles/gal. OK, maybe he's exaggerating, but he built it himself. I'd like to know what Detroit (if that's still where it's at) is doing wrong. Too many cooks maybe? I'd also like to know whether Mr. Green could build me a version, say ten times bigger, that only gets 800 miles/gal. That would be OK, don't ya think?


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At Monday, June 12, 2006 5:58:00 PM, Blogger mal said...

interesting. Although that kind of mileage is never likely to happen in the real, the techniques and principle do often translate to real world applications

 
At Monday, June 12, 2006 9:52:00 PM, Blogger jj mollo said...

Well, how does he do it? And why can't we do it?

 
At Tuesday, June 13, 2006 11:24:00 AM, Blogger mal said...

JJ, those machines lack robustness and utility that we require in our daily transportation. A dirty look would likely destroy them. That does not mean they are not good great test beds for subtle improvments

 

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