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Published on July 13th, 2009 | by Jerry James Stone

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Students Build Hydrogen Vehicle That Gets 1,336 MPG

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Turkish students at Sakarya University have built a hydrogen car that gets 1,336 mpg. Well, sorta.

Called the SAHİMO, the vehicle’s current range is about 353 miles on a quarter gallon of fuel (568 kilometers on 1 liter). It travels such an obscene distance with so little fuel due to the vehicle’s uber-light weight: it weighs only 240 pounds (110 kilograms). The car’s made up of 90-percent carbon fiber.

I assume the size and weight limit it to holding only a liter of fuel. I couldn’t verify this as their site is in Turkish and mine is a little rusty.

The SAHMO won third most efficient vehicle in Europe’s 26th Shell Eco Marathon. And their next goal is to conquer the inaugural 2009 Global Green Challengee–an evolution of the World Solar Challenge competition in Australia–this October. About twenty electric, hybrid, alternative fuel and low emission production and prototype vehicles will compete in the race.

Melemez, a fourth-year student in the engineering department at Sakarya University, says “We are hoping to raise our record from 568 kilometers on one liter of hydrogen up to a full 1,000 kilometers on one liter, and we believe we can do it.”

A 3,000 kilometer trek across the Australian Outback on just 3 liters is quite ambitious but I really hope they can pull it off.

But before you think about running out and buying one, the car did cost $170,000 to build.

The 40-member group that developed the SAHIMO hydrogen car is the Sakarya University Advanced Technologies Implementation Group (SAITEM). Today’s Zaman reports that the team hopes to work on a non-piloted aircraft next and is already trying to get support from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).

Source: Inhabitat

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is a web developer, part-time blogger, and a full-time environmentalist. His crusade for all things eco started twenty years ago when he ditched his meat-and-potatoes upbringing for something more vegetarian-shaped. His passions include cooking, green tech, eco politics, and smart green design. And while he doesn't own a car anymore, he loves to write about those too. Jerry studied at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. During his time there he was a DJ at the campus station KCPR and he also wrote for the campus paper. Jerry currently resides in San Francisco, CA with his cat Lola. You can stalk him on Twitter @jerryjamesstone.



  • http://lawinjury.com/ Korbi

    Wow, new technology is getting scary! So many advances… this car is awesome!

  • http://lawinjury.com/ Korbi

    Wow, new technology is getting scary! So many advances… this car is awesome!

  • Uncle B

    Deep in the heart of every tired-out worker is the wish for a simpler, less expensive life-style, with more time off to grow a simple garden, or otherwise shift for oneself, as opposed to working for “The Man” so many hours! This beautiful concept, a carbon fiber, high mileage car gives hope to an otherwise advertisement controlled life-style. Reducing the larger Americans to body weights comparable to Asians, and adopting India’s all veggie diet alone can solve world population and food supply problems, as much as going Euro-diesel throughout America to resolve the oil crisis, much to the chagrin of the oil companies of course! The more unique solutions we develop, the harder the corporate overlords will try to show us why these innovations are not possible, by lying to us and propaganda skills we yet understand, but there will come a day when H2,O2 from solar power and even urine will be so obviously cheaper, and algae based bio diesel so obviously better, as to shame the detractors of our will to survive in environmental and sustainable favor. They will join in our efforts, work at patenting and profiteering from our innovations ans otherwise load the system in their business favor, but we at least will have gained their support, and the sustainability of our lifestyle will stabilize our population for greater achievements than war! Long live the unsung pioneer researchers and inventors, the deep thinkers and the innovators of our human condition, may they carbon fiber and H2,O2 us to recognizing humanure as a valuable resource flow, may we see the day where offal and sewage from factory farms powers our cars, as in modern-day Sweden and Norway, May we learn to cook on bio-gas from our sewage, like India, and may we reduce our “Beef Habit” along with our Oil Addiction in America and become as civilized as our neighbors through technologies shaming the unregulated vulture capitalists and mis-guided corporations into acknowledging the wiseness of sustainability! The “American Dream” is dead, the new vision yet to emerge, but glimmerings of hope are everywhere, carbon fiber, H2,O2 cars are the faint lights of a new world on this continent, kept burning by science and technology, and hope of the people for the greatness to come from their loins – America at its fourth turning, and about to blossom once again!

  • Uncle B

    Deep in the heart of every tired-out worker is the wish for a simpler, less expensive life-style, with more time off to grow a simple garden, or otherwise shift for oneself, as opposed to working for “The Man” so many hours! This beautiful concept, a carbon fiber, high mileage car gives hope to an otherwise advertisement controlled life-style. Reducing the larger Americans to body weights comparable to Asians, and adopting India’s all veggie diet alone can solve world population and food supply problems, as much as going Euro-diesel throughout America to resolve the oil crisis, much to the chagrin of the oil companies of course! The more unique solutions we develop, the harder the corporate overlords will try to show us why these innovations are not possible, by lying to us and propaganda skills we yet understand, but there will come a day when H2,O2 from solar power and even urine will be so obviously cheaper, and algae based bio diesel so obviously better, as to shame the detractors of our will to survive in environmental and sustainable favor. They will join in our efforts, work at patenting and profiteering from our innovations ans otherwise load the system in their business favor, but we at least will have gained their support, and the sustainability of our lifestyle will stabilize our population for greater achievements than war! Long live the unsung pioneer researchers and inventors, the deep thinkers and the innovators of our human condition, may they carbon fiber and H2,O2 us to recognizing humanure as a valuable resource flow, may we see the day where offal and sewage from factory farms powers our cars, as in modern-day Sweden and Norway, May we learn to cook on bio-gas from our sewage, like India, and may we reduce our “Beef Habit” along with our Oil Addiction in America and become as civilized as our neighbors through technologies shaming the unregulated vulture capitalists and mis-guided corporations into acknowledging the wiseness of sustainability! The “American Dream” is dead, the new vision yet to emerge, but glimmerings of hope are everywhere, carbon fiber, H2,O2 cars are the faint lights of a new world on this continent, kept burning by science and technology, and hope of the people for the greatness to come from their loins – America at its fourth turning, and about to blossom once again!

  • Jim

    Couldn’t they have squeezed out 1 more MPG in order to be 1337? newbs…

  • Jim

    Couldn’t they have squeezed out 1 more MPG in order to be 1337? newbs…

  • Ravi Soparkar

    Simply great. I am sure stalwarts in the field must have taken serious note of this unbelievable development. It be boost for energy conservation. R & D departments require to work on the technology to bring the same on commercial scale production.

  • Ravi Soparkar

    Simply great. I am sure stalwarts in the field must have taken serious note of this unbelievable development. It be boost for energy conservation. R & D departments require to work on the technology to bring the same on commercial scale production.

  • http://www.turboaddict.com/ Turbo Civic

    That’s sick! I wish I even could start to think about building something like that… but I don’t have $170,000. I love the carbon fiber and the 1,336 mpg. Just shows what technology, intelligence, and the right materials can get you, even in this rough economy and time of war all around the world.

  • http://www.turboaddict.com/ Turbo Civic

    That’s sick! I wish I even could start to think about building something like that… but I don’t have $170,000. I love the carbon fiber and the 1,336 mpg. Just shows what technology, intelligence, and the right materials can get you, even in this rough economy and time of war all around the world.

  • http://www.seviourbooks.com Engineer

    I’m heartened to see a resurge of interest in hydrogen as a fuel. The fact that you can make it anywhere there is water could liberate the world from its present addiction to fossil fuels.

  • http://www.seviourbooks.com Engineer

    I’m heartened to see a resurge of interest in hydrogen as a fuel. The fact that you can make it anywhere there is water could liberate the world from its present addiction to fossil fuels.

  • Rob Liano

    The $170k price tag to build one is not what it would cost to mass produce the vehicle and offer it to the public. makes you wonder what the automakers are doing sitting on their butts for so long to get more efficient vehicles on the road!

    • my gawd

      You mean…You don’t know? There is a reason that people laugh at conspiracy nuts. Because, much of the time. Their conspiracy fantasies are true. But if the masses believe they are only fantasy, then the cover of the conspirators is secured. The government, big oil, and auto manufacturers, and many others are intertwined in a deliberate conspiracy which weighs heavily on you and me. But THEY PROFIT together. It is deliberate that you slave for little, so others profit at greater expense to you. When I hear… America is the greatest country in the world…or USA! USA! USA!…. I know the world is in the midst of the dark ages. For they have believed in the trickery of their slave owners, and cheer for their oppressors. In God’s name, may the minds of the American faithful be liberated, and the dark ages and American oppression come to an end.

  • Rob Liano

    The $170k price tag to build one is not what it would cost to mass produce the vehicle and offer it to the public. makes you wonder what the automakers are doing sitting on their butts for so long to get more efficient vehicles on the road!

  • paul

    oh so close to 1337

  • john

    another way for rich people to save money and laugh at those who cant.

  • Richard Gibbard

    Ah, but does it meet crash-test standards?

  • Richard Gibbard

    Ah, but does it meet crash-test standards?

  • http://www.zcb4u.com ZAIRZ

    THEY .SHOULD. NAME,IT -AFTER- THEIR ” SCHOOL ” , , ,

    THE * SAKAR * . . . . . . .

  • paul

    oh so close to 1337

  • john

    another way for rich people to save money and laugh at those who cant.

  • Richard Gibbard

    Ah, but does it meet crash-test standards?

  • http://www.zcb4u.com ZAIRZ

    THEY .SHOULD. NAME,IT -AFTER- THEIR ” SCHOOL ” , , ,

    THE * SAKAR * . . . . . . .

  • Larry

    This is asinine! I could have a Tow Truck haul my SUV to Florida and claim 1000 mpg and it would be just as plausible as this.

    Don’t waste Web space with this stupid crap!

  • Larry

    This is asinine! I could have a Tow Truck haul my SUV to Florida and claim 1000 mpg and it would be just as plausible as this.

    Don’t waste Web space with this stupid crap!

  • Larry

    This is asinine! I could have a Tow Truck haul my SUV to Florida and claim 1000 mpg and it would be just as plausible as this.

    Don’t waste Web space with this stupid crap!

  • chris

    If all cars were able to do this, then Obama would pass a bill that would require a minimum of 1400 miles per gallon because he’s just that kind of idiot.

  • chris

    If all cars were able to do this, then Obama would pass a bill that would require a minimum of 1400 miles per gallon because he’s just that kind of idiot.

  • Weatherdaddy

    And don’t forget…at 240lbs, the car is a complete and total safety standard failure. Even one of those minis could crush this car. The Institute for Highway Safety suggests downsizing the engine, not the car, if you want to increase mpg while maintaining safe travel standards.

    So, until this magic car can withstand a 40mph crash-test with a good rating, this thing isn’t worth the media time.

  • JO3

    What is special about 1337?

  • JO3

    What is special about 1337?

  • chris

    If all cars were able to do this, then Obama would pass a bill that would require a minimum of 1400 miles per gallon because he’s just that kind of idiot.

  • Weatherdaddy

    And don’t forget…at 240lbs, the car is a complete and total safety standard failure. Even one of those minis could crush this car. The Institute for Highway Safety suggests downsizing the engine, not the car, if you want to increase mpg while maintaining safe travel standards.

    So, until this magic car can withstand a 40mph crash-test with a good rating, this thing isn’t worth the media time.

  • JO3

    What is special about 1337?

  • usmilitarykillskids

    this technology has been around for 20 years!!! our cars have had poor MPG because if you get less MPG, you end up buying MORE GAS!!!

    170,000 is not a lot of money, production cost would decrease greatly and the cost would be a tenth of that.

  • usmilitarykillskids

    this technology has been around for 20 years!!! our cars have had poor MPG because if you get less MPG, you end up buying MORE GAS!!!

    170,000 is not a lot of money, production cost would decrease greatly and the cost would be a tenth of that.

  • usmilitarykillskids

    this technology has been around for 20 years!!! our cars have had poor MPG because if you get less MPG, you end up buying MORE GAS!!!

    170,000 is not a lot of money, production cost would decrease greatly and the cost would be a tenth of that.

  • http://www.zcb4u.com ZAIRZ

    I -WANT- ” * ONE * ” …!.NOW.!…

  • http://www.zcb4u.com ZAIRZ

    I -WANT- ” * ONE * ” …!.NOW.!…

  • http://yahoo coco

    wow! and that was 3rd place?

  • Michelle

    Why hasn’t Chevrolet, Ford or Toyota done something like this and made it available to everyone? I don’t understand the hold-up. Is the gas companies? What is it? We are putting men/women all over space, but we can’t come up with an affordable option to fuel BTW, I live in Texas and I can tell you that the reason the prices of food is so high is because all of our farmers are growing their corn for ethanol. That was a really, really bad idea.

  • Michelle

    Why hasn’t Chevrolet, Ford or Toyota done something like this and made it available to everyone? I don’t understand the hold-up. Is the gas companies? What is it? We are putting men/women all over space, but we can’t come up with an affordable option to fuel BTW, I live in Texas and I can tell you that the reason the prices of food is so high is because all of our farmers are growing their corn for ethanol. That was a really, really bad idea.

  • DK

    Well how much mpg would it be once the car goes to practical every day car size and weight?

  • DK

    Well how much mpg would it be once the car goes to practical every day car size and weight?

  • Michelle

    Why hasn’t Chevrolet, Ford or Toyota done something like this and made it available to everyone? I don’t understand the hold-up. Is the gas companies? What is it? We are putting men/women all over space, but we can’t come up with an affordable option to fuel BTW, I live in Texas and I can tell you that the reason the prices of food is so high is because all of our farmers are growing their corn for ethanol. That was a really, really bad idea.

  • DK

    Well how much mpg would it be once the car goes to practical every day car size and weight?

  • benny d

    if it crashes you will be effed

  • benny d

    if it crashes you will be effed

  • Frank

    It’s also a death trap. I would feel safer on a motorcycle.

  • Frank

    It’s also a death trap. I would feel safer on a motorcycle.

  • benny d

    if it crashes you will be effed

  • Frank

    It’s also a death trap. I would feel safer on a motorcycle.

  • Matt

    That is a sweet breakthrough. If it can become a consumer reality, our lives and economy will change forever.

  • joe

    to uncle b:

    tldr

  • joe

    to uncle b:

    tldr

  • ken

    Umm, okay, that’s a waste of money, time, and effort. So what if it get that much MPG, if it where put on a highway, a compact car could smash it right out without putting a dent in the compact car. We’re talking serious hazards here. It has absolutely no protection for the driver and any passengers.

  • ken

    Umm, okay, that’s a waste of money, time, and effort. So what if it get that much MPG, if it where put on a highway, a compact car could smash it right out without putting a dent in the compact car. We’re talking serious hazards here. It has absolutely no protection for the driver and any passengers.

  • http://www.zcb4u.com ZAIRZ

    … ” ZAIRZ * GLOBAL ” … SAY’S ..,

    … ” IT’S * BEAUTIFUL ” . . . . . . .

  • http://www.zcb4u.com ZAIRZ

    … ” ZAIRZ * GLOBAL ” … SAY’S ..,

    … ” IT’S * BEAUTIFUL ” . . . . . . .

  • Matt

    That is a sweet breakthrough. If it can become a consumer reality, our lives and economy will change forever.

  • joe

    to uncle b:

    tldr

  • ken

    Umm, okay, that’s a waste of money, time, and effort. So what if it get that much MPG, if it where put on a highway, a compact car could smash it right out without putting a dent in the compact car. We’re talking serious hazards here. It has absolutely no protection for the driver and any passengers.

  • http://www.zcb4u.com ZAIRZ

    … ” ZAIRZ * GLOBAL ” … SAY’S ..,

    … ” IT’S * BEAUTIFUL ” . . . . . . .

  • candice747

    I heard this technology was discovered a very long time ago but then the oil millionaires squashed it with death and destruction to the inventor or something like that.

  • Connecter

    this just shows that the clean cars could have been developed many years ago, but the oil fat cats (no offense to cats) have made it a point to not let it happen

  • Connecter

    this just shows that the clean cars could have been developed many years ago, but the oil fat cats (no offense to cats) have made it a point to not let it happen

  • Rube

    I don’t get it.I know better fuel efficent cars can be built.I had a 1984 yugo that got 48 miles to the gallon.So why hasn’t there been a improvement sense then?

  • Rube

    I don’t get it.I know better fuel efficent cars can be built.I had a 1984 yugo that got 48 miles to the gallon.So why hasn’t there been a improvement sense then?

  • Anglamite

    Wouldn’t it be better to weigh cost-effectiveness and usefullness in the efficiency calculation also? Sure one person can go that far, but only one rich person. What can a liter of Hydrogen do for my family of seven? Show me that, and I’ll be impressed.

  • Anglamite

    Wouldn’t it be better to weigh cost-effectiveness and usefullness in the efficiency calculation also? Sure one person can go that far, but only one rich person. What can a liter of Hydrogen do for my family of seven? Show me that, and I’ll be impressed.

  • PJ

    This is only the beginning. Yes, there will be hydrogen fueled cars available to all of us in the future, but they are mondo $$$$$$ simply because the technology isn’t readily available for mass production. Plus, where the hell would you fuel the thing? It’s not as if there are hydrogen stations everywhere.

  • PJ

    This is only the beginning. Yes, there will be hydrogen fueled cars available to all of us in the future, but they are mondo $$$$$$ simply because the technology isn’t readily available for mass production. Plus, where the hell would you fuel the thing? It’s not as if there are hydrogen stations everywhere.

  • candice747

    I heard this technology was discovered a very long time ago but then the oil millionaires squashed it with death and destruction to the inventor or something like that.

  • Connecter

    this just shows that the clean cars could have been developed many years ago, but the oil fat cats (no offense to cats) have made it a point to not let it happen

  • Rube

    I don’t get it.I know better fuel efficent cars can be built.I had a 1984 yugo that got 48 miles to the gallon.So why hasn’t there been a improvement sense then?

  • Anglamite

    Wouldn’t it be better to weigh cost-effectiveness and usefullness in the efficiency calculation also? Sure one person can go that far, but only one rich person. What can a liter of Hydrogen do for my family of seven? Show me that, and I’ll be impressed.

  • PJ

    This is only the beginning. Yes, there will be hydrogen fueled cars available to all of us in the future, but they are mondo $$$$$$ simply because the technology isn’t readily available for mass production. Plus, where the hell would you fuel the thing? It’s not as if there are hydrogen stations everywhere.

  • http://disgustabunk.com alejbr4

    well it would have to be heavier, just to deal with wind. at that weight say here in the midwest when wind can gust 50-75mph everyday. I can so see this blowing over, granted alittle more fuel, but still cheaper and clean compared to gas

  • ACO

    Note they said the entire vehicle weighs only 240 lbs. I assume that means that it is only a one person vehicle, as even two average sized adults would combine to weigh more than the car itself.

    Yes, high milage is significant and noteworthy, but imagine what a telephone pole will do to this car in a collision even at normal road speeds. The few people who would be able to afford this vehicle can probably expect a nearly 100% fatality rate in any type of auto accident.

    It is never enough to fix only part of the problem.

  • ACO

    Note they said the entire vehicle weighs only 240 lbs. I assume that means that it is only a one person vehicle, as even two average sized adults would combine to weigh more than the car itself.

    Yes, high milage is significant and noteworthy, but imagine what a telephone pole will do to this car in a collision even at normal road speeds. The few people who would be able to afford this vehicle can probably expect a nearly 100% fatality rate in any type of auto accident.

    It is never enough to fix only part of the problem.

  • Camilla

    They will kill this one just like the electric car! LOL

  • Camilla

    They will kill this one just like the electric car! LOL

  • http://disgustabunk.com alejbr4

    well it would have to be heavier, just to deal with wind. at that weight say here in the midwest when wind can gust 50-75mph everyday. I can so see this blowing over, granted alittle more fuel, but still cheaper and clean compared to gas

  • ACO

    Note they said the entire vehicle weighs only 240 lbs. I assume that means that it is only a one person vehicle, as even two average sized adults would combine to weigh more than the car itself.

    Yes, high milage is significant and noteworthy, but imagine what a telephone pole will do to this car in a collision even at normal road speeds. The few people who would be able to afford this vehicle can probably expect a nearly 100% fatality rate in any type of auto accident.

    It is never enough to fix only part of the problem.

  • Camilla

    They will kill this one just like the electric car! LOL

  • Replyer

    Uncle B, how would you solve the food problem, if once you solve the food problem today, 20 years later you have twice the mouths to feed.

    Population grow exponentially = demand for food grows exponentially.

    Can you supply this growing demand? for how long?

  • Replyer

    Uncle B, how would you solve the food problem, if once you solve the food problem today, 20 years later you have twice the mouths to feed.

    Population grow exponentially = demand for food grows exponentially.

    Can you supply this growing demand? for how long?

  • Replyer

    Uncle B, how would you solve the food problem, if once you solve the food problem today, 20 years later you have twice the mouths to feed.

    Population grow exponentially = demand for food grows exponentially.

    Can you supply this growing demand? for how long?

  • http://Yahoo Lee

    What are the safety standards? I mean I would hate for my car to get hit by a swallow and end up injuring me…

    Plus. Not alot of room for a date is there?

  • AbsoluteZero

    OMG!! This is freakin awesome. This is probably the coolest looking eco concept car I have seen in a long time. Big Oil will hate to see this killer in mass production. At 240lbs there are Americans and Euros that weigh more than this car. Western Society will have to shrink in order for this car to live up to its name. I believe more and more companies need to start looking into hydrogen fuel as an alternative energy source for everyday transportation.

  • AbsoluteZero

    OMG!! This is freakin awesome. This is probably the coolest looking eco concept car I have seen in a long time. Big Oil will hate to see this killer in mass production. At 240lbs there are Americans and Euros that weigh more than this car. Western Society will have to shrink in order for this car to live up to its name. I believe more and more companies need to start looking into hydrogen fuel as an alternative energy source for everyday transportation.

  • Larry Symons

    Remember if go on vacation you have to take a lot of them to carry your family. Don’t get in a wreck!!

  • johnathan

    i wonder whats the topspeed on that thing?

  • johnathan

    i wonder whats the topspeed on that thing?

  • never-to-return

    And in a collision with one semi, it will go completely invisible.

  • never-to-return

    And in a collision with one semi, it will go completely invisible.

  • HANDEL

    Uhmmm..before anyone gets too excited about it. The tech has ALWAYS been there. The problem is doing it so that people can afford it.

    The car industry isn’t going to make these things if people cant buy them (duh).

    Plus how safe is ANY car that weighs in at just over 200 lbs?

  • HANDEL

    Uhmmm..before anyone gets too excited about it. The tech has ALWAYS been there. The problem is doing it so that people can afford it.

    The car industry isn’t going to make these things if people cant buy them (duh).

    Plus how safe is ANY car that weighs in at just over 200 lbs?

  • AbsoluteZero

    OMG!! This is freakin awesome. This is probably the coolest looking eco concept car I have seen in a long time. Big Oil will hate to see this killer in mass production. At 240lbs there are Americans and Euros that weigh more than this car. Western Society will have to shrink in order for this car to live up to its name. I believe more and more companies need to start looking into hydrogen fuel as an alternative energy source for everyday transportation.

  • http://kudos,kinda Self-Defeating Sampson

    Why do we still invest time towards looking for cars that can run on Hydrogen? It is a self defeating process. Not to rain on anyone’s parade, even though this is quite an extraordinary feat, but we will never adopt hydrogen cars as a means of transportation. Per cubic pound, behind Atomic energy, gasoline offers the most combustible means of energy, noticeably more than Hydrogen. I don’t get why we continue to cover these news topics, further exciting the public when there has been no real advancement towards a smarter, cleaner running vehicle. Besides, doesn’t someone own the patent for a car running on hydrogen? I’m pretty sure I saw more than 10 in the U.S. Patent Website.

  • Larry Symons

    Remember if go on vacation you have to take a lot of them to carry your family. Don’t get in a wreck!!

  • johnathan

    i wonder whats the topspeed on that thing?

  • never-to-return

    And in a collision with one semi, it will go completely invisible.

  • HANDEL

    Uhmmm..before anyone gets too excited about it. The tech has ALWAYS been there. The problem is doing it so that people can afford it.

    The car industry isn’t going to make these things if people cant buy them (duh).

    Plus how safe is ANY car that weighs in at just over 200 lbs?

  • Leslie

    I heard that early on in history that there was a prototype of using hydrogen for cars but the government voted it out because they couldn’t make money. I don’t know for fact if it is true but it sounds like it!

  • Leslie

    I heard that early on in history that there was a prototype of using hydrogen for cars but the government voted it out because they couldn’t make money. I don’t know for fact if it is true but it sounds like it!

  • Leslie

    I heard that early on in history that there was a prototype of using hydrogen for cars but the government voted it out because they couldn’t make money. I don’t know for fact if it is true but it sounds like it!

  • Rube

    You guys should also look up the EV1 car. It was scraped with no explanation.

  • Rube

    You guys should also look up the EV1 car. It was scraped with no explanation.

  • Miguel

    fiberglass [fibra de vidrio], is dangerous is traveling at very high speeds and there is a collision…But what if teenagers had their own highway/highways and the maximun speed the car went was 50 miles per hour…Then there will not be no crash…Specially teenagers in the country side of each country where there is no road…And suppose the car cost less, like 4,000 or 3,000 dollars….I am glad for this because it will put teenagers to have jobs….Is better than traveling on bycicle…Very good idea…congratulations to them on a job well done…

  • Miguel

    fiberglass [fibra de vidrio], is dangerous is traveling at very high speeds and there is a collision…But what if teenagers had their own highway/highways and the maximun speed the car went was 50 miles per hour…Then there will not be no crash…Specially teenagers in the country side of each country where there is no road…And suppose the car cost less, like 4,000 or 3,000 dollars….I am glad for this because it will put teenagers to have jobs….Is better than traveling on bycicle…Very good idea…congratulations to them on a job well done…

  • Rube

    You guys should also look up the EV1 car. It was scraped with no explanation.

  • Miguel

    fiberglass [fibra de vidrio], is dangerous is traveling at very high speeds and there is a collision…But what if teenagers had their own highway/highways and the maximun speed the car went was 50 miles per hour…Then there will not be no crash…Specially teenagers in the country side of each country where there is no road…And suppose the car cost less, like 4,000 or 3,000 dollars….I am glad for this because it will put teenagers to have jobs….Is better than traveling on bycicle…Very good idea…congratulations to them on a job well done…

  • Daniel

    yes this is amazing but it cannot go on the road do to its lite weight. 240 pounds? a car going 60 mph hitting that car, you would be seriously injuerd or dead… it is a great car but major flaws

  • Daniel

    yes this is amazing but it cannot go on the road do to its lite weight. 240 pounds? a car going 60 mph hitting that car, you would be seriously injuerd or dead… it is a great car but major flaws

  • Daniel

    yes this is amazing but it cannot go on the road do to its lite weight. 240 pounds? a car going 60 mph hitting that car, you would be seriously injuerd or dead… it is a great car but major flaws

  • John

    There’s nothing new or highly advanced about this vehicle. Manufacturers, military, and private industries have been using carbonfiber for well over 20 years. You can get a full carbonfiber body for any current vehicle as long as you have enough money for it. The only bad thing about this vehicle is it’s size. It looks like a one seater and would probably be invisible to a person in a truck/suv. I wouldn’t want to be in it if it got hit.

  • John

    There’s nothing new or highly advanced about this vehicle. Manufacturers, military, and private industries have been using carbonfiber for well over 20 years. You can get a full carbonfiber body for any current vehicle as long as you have enough money for it. The only bad thing about this vehicle is it’s size. It looks like a one seater and would probably be invisible to a person in a truck/suv. I wouldn’t want to be in it if it got hit.

  • MTSU Raider

    There are plenty of US college students trying to develop this same level of technology. If you are interested, especially in contributing financially, contact Dr. Cliff Ricketts from Middle Tennessee State University. He is a very interesting man and has been working with biofuels, ethanol, and hydrogen/electric hybrids for more than 25 years!

  • MTSU Raider

    There are plenty of US college students trying to develop this same level of technology. If you are interested, especially in contributing financially, contact Dr. Cliff Ricketts from Middle Tennessee State University. He is a very interesting man and has been working with biofuels, ethanol, and hydrogen/electric hybrids for more than 25 years!

  • John

    There’s nothing new or highly advanced about this vehicle. Manufacturers, military, and private industries have been using carbonfiber for well over 20 years. You can get a full carbonfiber body for any current vehicle as long as you have enough money for it. The only bad thing about this vehicle is it’s size. It looks like a one seater and would probably be invisible to a person in a truck/suv. I wouldn’t want to be in it if it got hit.

  • MTSU Raider

    There are plenty of US college students trying to develop this same level of technology. If you are interested, especially in contributing financially, contact Dr. Cliff Ricketts from Middle Tennessee State University. He is a very interesting man and has been working with biofuels, ethanol, and hydrogen/electric hybrids for more than 25 years!

  • K F

    They have been driving cars and busses on Hydrogen fuel cells in Western Canada for over a decade, and the technology is good.

    Hopefully they will start to use this technology before we cannot afford, or be permitted, to buy oil from people who would destroy us.

  • Guy

    Hate to be the cynic but. . .

    Does anybody know the blast radius of Hydrogen?

    A car composed of mainly of carbon fiber, ya I feel safe driving down the road when there were 6,420,000 car accidents in 2005.

    Oh and the consideration of that global warming is a hoax ever hear of Milankovitch cycles or sunspots or a great variation of things that can cause climate variation not CHANGE!

    O yeah, Oil supplies the world of other things beside fuel so eagerness to dissipate it is misguided.

  • Guy

    Hate to be the cynic but. . .

    Does anybody know the blast radius of Hydrogen?

    A car composed of mainly of carbon fiber, ya I feel safe driving down the road when there were 6,420,000 car accidents in 2005.

    Oh and the consideration of that global warming is a hoax ever hear of Milankovitch cycles or sunspots or a great variation of things that can cause climate variation not CHANGE!

    O yeah, Oil supplies the world of other things beside fuel so eagerness to dissipate it is misguided.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mochajihad Bob Nada

    I recommend exercise daily. Start walking, hiking and if you require transportation; utilize public transportation, afterall my tax dollars are suppose to fund the pork barrel projects today! (SARCASM) I will continue to drive my sports vehicle that can get 30 MPG on highway and approximately 25 MPG in the city. I get on average 27 MPG and my speedometer goes all the way up to 160 MPH! How fast is your new tech car and how long will get take to travel the thousand plus miles friend(s)?!

  • K F

    They have been driving cars and busses on Hydrogen fuel cells in Western Canada for over a decade, and the technology is good.

    Hopefully they will start to use this technology before we cannot afford, or be permitted, to buy oil from people who would destroy us.

  • Guy

    Hate to be the cynic but. . .

    Does anybody know the blast radius of Hydrogen?

    A car composed of mainly of carbon fiber, ya I feel safe driving down the road when there were 6,420,000 car accidents in 2005.

    Oh and the consideration of that global warming is a hoax ever hear of Milankovitch cycles or sunspots or a great variation of things that can cause climate variation not CHANGE!

    O yeah, Oil supplies the world of other things beside fuel so eagerness to dissipate it is misguided.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mochajihad Bob Nada

    I recommend exercise daily. Start walking, hiking and if you require transportation; utilize public transportation, afterall my tax dollars are suppose to fund the pork barrel projects today! (SARCASM) I will continue to drive my sports vehicle that can get 30 MPG on highway and approximately 25 MPG in the city. I get on average 27 MPG and my speedometer goes all the way up to 160 MPH! How fast is your new tech car and how long will get take to travel the thousand plus miles friend(s)?!

  • http://no Nunya

    DUDE THATS SICK!! AWESOME IN ONLY 09?!?!

  • http://yahoo.com Dee

    These kids will end up “mysteriously committing suicide”…

  • http://yahoo.com Dee

    These kids will end up “mysteriously committing suicide”…

  • goofydmg

    Awesome! I would definitely run to the store or the mall in this cute little thing. Better yet, they should put pedals on it and have it run by sheer manpower, like the Flintstones! This way us fat Americans loose weight AND we have a vehicle that covers us from the heat! Seeing as it weighs 240,(wow, i know people who weigh more than that..scary) im sure it doesnt have an a/c system, but it be cool if it did, no pun intended.I live in Houston,Tx and have a bicycle, but there is NO way id ride on it during noon when I usually run my errands.

  • goofydmg

    Awesome! I would definitely run to the store or the mall in this cute little thing. Better yet, they should put pedals on it and have it run by sheer manpower, like the Flintstones! This way us fat Americans loose weight AND we have a vehicle that covers us from the heat! Seeing as it weighs 240,(wow, i know people who weigh more than that..scary) im sure it doesnt have an a/c system, but it be cool if it did, no pun intended.I live in Houston,Tx and have a bicycle, but there is NO way id ride on it during noon when I usually run my errands.

  • Jeremy

    Only problem with this car is that if it gets hit by a real car like my 1961 Cadillac, they will be taking the driver off the road with a spatula.

  • http://yahoo.com Dee

    These kids will end up “mysteriously committing suicide”…

  • goofydmg

    Awesome! I would definitely run to the store or the mall in this cute little thing. Better yet, they should put pedals on it and have it run by sheer manpower, like the Flintstones! This way us fat Americans loose weight AND we have a vehicle that covers us from the heat! Seeing as it weighs 240,(wow, i know people who weigh more than that..scary) im sure it doesnt have an a/c system, but it be cool if it did, no pun intended.I live in Houston,Tx and have a bicycle, but there is NO way id ride on it during noon when I usually run my errands.

  • Jeremy

    Only problem with this car is that if it gets hit by a real car like my 1961 Cadillac, they will be taking the driver off the road with a spatula.

  • http://google Patrick

    We all know that a fuel efficent car can be built, but get real and build one that is usable.

  • Camille

    Hopefully they start manufacturing this car soon. I want one!!!! If everyone got one of these the fuel indurstry would be forced to lower their prices. I’m talken .99/gallen. It could happen.

  • Camille

    Hopefully they start manufacturing this car soon. I want one!!!! If everyone got one of these the fuel indurstry would be forced to lower their prices. I’m talken .99/gallen. It could happen.

  • skeptic

    Sounds great, awesome engineering but…

    how fast does it go?

    how fast does it accelerate?

    Comfort features like A/C use about 10 hp which I’m sure the car doesn’t have. An A/C system on this car would bring the mileage down to 0. :(

  • skeptic

    Sounds great, awesome engineering but…

    how fast does it go?

    how fast does it accelerate?

    Comfort features like A/C use about 10 hp which I’m sure the car doesn’t have. An A/C system on this car would bring the mileage down to 0. :(

  • Camille

    Hopefully they start manufacturing this car soon. I want one!!!! If everyone got one of these the fuel indurstry would be forced to lower their prices. I’m talken .99/gallen. It could happen.

  • skeptic

    Sounds great, awesome engineering but…

    how fast does it go?

    how fast does it accelerate?

    Comfort features like A/C use about 10 hp which I’m sure the car doesn’t have. An A/C system on this car would bring the mileage down to 0. :(

  • Travis

    Here’s what gets me. If they can build a car that gets that many MPG then I know the auto makers can. More importantly, the oil barons don’t want a car that gets that many miles per gallon.

  • chris martin

    Hey don’t get on the oil companies too hard, they feed my family and the families of a lot of folks in the southeren US. On the all veggie diet, all I gotta say in my opion of course, is blahhhh I have teeth made for tearing meat, I like my meat. I don’t wanna be small like an asian, I like being tall enough to work on lights with out a ladder, I like having the strength and leverage to lift or move large loads.

    I’m all for new technologies, lets here it for higher gas mileage vehicles. I drive a diesel truck, if I could get more than 17 mpg I would be estactic.

  • http://www.carlist.com Lou Ann Hammond

    If you want to see video and stories from the 2009 Shell eco-marathon in Fontana, CA go to

    http://www.carlist.com/blog/?cat=142

  • http://www.carlist.com Lou Ann Hammond

    If you want to see video and stories from the 2009 Shell eco-marathon in Fontana, CA go to

    http://www.carlist.com/blog/?cat=142

  • Amanda

    Yes, this is an impressive MPG, etc…but no one mentioned the fact that since it is 90% carbon fiber, if you get into an accident you are screwed….it’s not safe to drive in an everyday environment.

  • Eliezer

    Its cool that they were able to get 586 miles out of one liter of fuel, but they omit one key number… How fast can it go? If it achieved that mark at golf cart speeds, that’s not very impressive. And let’s not forget about the 240 lb weight. Virtually all cars on the road today weigh at least ten times more due to safety systems and creature comforts… and I’m sure this car carries only one person.

    It’s a step in the right direction, but it’s got a long way to go before it becomes a viable transportation alternative.

  • HELLO

    How fast was it’s top traveling speeds???

  • Crunch

    Ummm… don’t know if I’d want to be an any sort of accident in this car… on open highway… against an 18 wheeler. Only 240 lbs. of Carbon Fiber?

  • Crunch

    Ummm… don’t know if I’d want to be an any sort of accident in this car… on open highway… against an 18 wheeler. Only 240 lbs. of Carbon Fiber?

  • TRACY

    man i think this is amazing i would love to have one of these cars especially me being an army wife and always having to travel this would save me alot of money…very smart ppl for making a car like that

  • Travis

    Here’s what gets me. If they can build a car that gets that many MPG then I know the auto makers can. More importantly, the oil barons don’t want a car that gets that many miles per gallon.

  • chris martin

    Hey don’t get on the oil companies too hard, they feed my family and the families of a lot of folks in the southeren US. On the all veggie diet, all I gotta say in my opion of course, is blahhhh I have teeth made for tearing meat, I like my meat. I don’t wanna be small like an asian, I like being tall enough to work on lights with out a ladder, I like having the strength and leverage to lift or move large loads.

    I’m all for new technologies, lets here it for higher gas mileage vehicles. I drive a diesel truck, if I could get more than 17 mpg I would be estactic.

  • http://www.carlist.com Lou Ann Hammond

    If you want to see video and stories from the 2009 Shell eco-marathon in Fontana, CA go to

    http://www.carlist.com/blog/?cat=142

  • Amanda

    Yes, this is an impressive MPG, etc…but no one mentioned the fact that since it is 90% carbon fiber, if you get into an accident you are screwed….it’s not safe to drive in an everyday environment.

  • Eliezer

    Its cool that they were able to get 586 miles out of one liter of fuel, but they omit one key number… How fast can it go? If it achieved that mark at golf cart speeds, that’s not very impressive. And let’s not forget about the 240 lb weight. Virtually all cars on the road today weigh at least ten times more due to safety systems and creature comforts… and I’m sure this car carries only one person.

    It’s a step in the right direction, but it’s got a long way to go before it becomes a viable transportation alternative.

  • HELLO

    How fast was it’s top traveling speeds???

  • http://yahoo debbie thomason

    Absolutely awesome!!!!

  • Crunch

    Ummm… don’t know if I’d want to be an any sort of accident in this car… on open highway… against an 18 wheeler. Only 240 lbs. of Carbon Fiber?

  • TRACY

    man i think this is amazing i would love to have one of these cars especially me being an army wife and always having to travel this would save me alot of money…very smart ppl for making a car like that

  • Dane Richburg

    I think it is great to receive such information. I have the design for an all electric car that has unlimeited usage as it produces more electry than it uses BUT I dont have the funds to produce a proto type for show and tell. These are the cars of the future for sure. Thanks

  • Dane Richburg

    I think it is great to receive such information. I have the design for an all electric car that has unlimeited usage as it produces more electry than it uses BUT I dont have the funds to produce a proto type for show and tell. These are the cars of the future for sure. Thanks

  • Dennis

    There is no way the crooked oil companies will let this car be mass produced. They do not want the middle class or the poor to have any money left. I hope there comes a day they have to eat there oil to survive.

  • Dennis

    There is no way the crooked oil companies will let this car be mass produced. They do not want the middle class or the poor to have any money left. I hope there comes a day they have to eat there oil to survive.

  • Jennifer

    Great Job! Why are we paying so much for fuel… when the answer is right in front of us? Shouldn’t those be all over the world by now… it is 2009. Who knows maybe nano technology or solar power could be the next step.

    Joost

  • Jennifer

    Great Job! Why are we paying so much for fuel… when the answer is right in front of us? Shouldn’t those be all over the world by now… it is 2009. Who knows maybe nano technology or solar power could be the next step.

    Joost

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  • Dane Richburg

    I think it is great to receive such information. I have the design for an all electric car that has unlimeited usage as it produces more electry than it uses BUT I dont have the funds to produce a proto type for show and tell. These are the cars of the future for sure. Thanks

  • Dennis

    There is no way the crooked oil companies will let this car be mass produced. They do not want the middle class or the poor to have any money left. I hope there comes a day they have to eat there oil to survive.

  • Jennifer

    Great Job! Why are we paying so much for fuel… when the answer is right in front of us? Shouldn’t those be all over the world by now… it is 2009. Who knows maybe nano technology or solar power could be the next step.

    Joost

  • jimy

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  • joconics

    what speeds can it go, how many peopole does it hold, going 1336 on so little is awesome, yet i can’t afford a junker, technology is awesome RIGHT??

  • joconics

    what speeds can it go, how many peopole does it hold, going 1336 on so little is awesome, yet i can’t afford a junker, technology is awesome RIGHT??

  • adam haskins

    Too bad we will never see this as it would destroy a world that is ran by $$$$$. The only way we will see this is when fossil fuels are no more and the world has died from global warming. :( Good job though guys!!!

    p.s lol, I love the comment Jim left. 1 more MPG and it would be 1337!!!!

  • Batboy

    Don’t kid yourself people. If this car could be produced cheaply, the government would put on a ton of ‘weight’ and safety restrictions and tax the heck out of hydrogren.

  • Revolution

    Wonder where that puts u when u crash into a geo

    -_- …

  • Revolution

    Wonder where that puts u when u crash into a geo

    -_- …

  • joconics

    what speeds can it go, how many peopole does it hold, going 1336 on so little is awesome, yet i can’t afford a junker, technology is awesome RIGHT??

  • adam haskins

    Too bad we will never see this as it would destroy a world that is ran by $$$$$. The only way we will see this is when fossil fuels are no more and the world has died from global warming. :( Good job though guys!!!

    p.s lol, I love the comment Jim left. 1 more MPG and it would be 1337!!!!

  • Batboy

    Don’t kid yourself people. If this car could be produced cheaply, the government would put on a ton of ‘weight’ and safety restrictions and tax the heck out of hydrogren.

  • Revolution

    Wonder where that puts u when u crash into a geo

    -_- …

  • http://humhybrid.com Shawn

    Wow, that is awesome to see. Did you know that every car is a Hybrid and can be converted to run on Water? Hydrogen is already compressed in water, forget the dangers of storing compressed hydrogen.

  • http://humhybrid.com Shawn

    Wow, that is awesome to see. Did you know that every car is a Hybrid and can be converted to run on Water? Hydrogen is already compressed in water, forget the dangers of storing compressed hydrogen.

  • bob

    Very, very impressive. I just have a question: What would happen if you get into a car wreck?

  • bob

    Very, very impressive. I just have a question: What would happen if you get into a car wreck?

  • Teendramaqueen

    Sooo cool for teens only a couple of years older than me. Teens aren’t completely obsessed w/ texting and the latest celeb news. (well mabe if it concerns Nick J.) teens do care about there world.

  • Teendramaqueen

    Sooo cool for teens only a couple of years older than me. Teens aren’t completely obsessed w/ texting and the latest celeb news. (well mabe if it concerns Nick J.) teens do care about there world.

  • johnny american

    figures. american companies can’t make anything good anymore.

  • bennet

    lets get out of dragon ball-z world and realize that this poor excuse for an automobile would never suffice as a means of transportation. first case scenario upstate new york where 5 out of the 12 months are covered in snow id like to see this cereal box with wheels attempt to make it out of the driveway. second scenario.. a pebble in the road throws this 200lb car off course into a real car… id like to see how that carbon fiber would hold up.

  • bennet

    lets get out of dragon ball-z world and realize that this poor excuse for an automobile would never suffice as a means of transportation. first case scenario upstate new york where 5 out of the 12 months are covered in snow id like to see this cereal box with wheels attempt to make it out of the driveway. second scenario.. a pebble in the road throws this 200lb car off course into a real car… id like to see how that carbon fiber would hold up.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mochajihad Bob Nada

    The joke is that I weigh more than the car! I don’t know if my dog could get inside of the vehicle above!

  • http://www.twitter.com/mochajihad Bob Nada

    The joke is that I weigh more than the car! I don’t know if my dog could get inside of the vehicle above!

  • http://www.yahoo.com Revolution

    Wonder where that puts you when u crash into a geo…

    -_-

  • http://humhybrid.com Shawn

    Wow, that is awesome to see. Did you know that every car is a Hybrid and can be converted to run on Water? Hydrogen is already compressed in water, forget the dangers of storing compressed hydrogen.

  • bob

    Very, very impressive. I just have a question: What would happen if you get into a car wreck?

  • Teendramaqueen

    Sooo cool for teens only a couple of years older than me. Teens aren’t completely obsessed w/ texting and the latest celeb news. (well mabe if it concerns Nick J.) teens do care about there world.

  • johnny american

    figures. american companies can’t make anything good anymore.

  • http://none Fred

    WELL THE COST OF ANY PROTOTYPE IS EXORBITANT.. MASS

    PRODUCTION BY FORD, GM OR CHRYSLER COULD BRING THE

    PRICE TO NEAR 25,000.. I WOULD THINK…

  • bennet

    lets get out of dragon ball-z world and realize that this poor excuse for an automobile would never suffice as a means of transportation. first case scenario upstate new york where 5 out of the 12 months are covered in snow id like to see this cereal box with wheels attempt to make it out of the driveway. second scenario.. a pebble in the road throws this 200lb car off course into a real car… id like to see how that carbon fiber would hold up.

  • http://yahoo julie tanner

    yeah but it is not proven to be as reliable as my 1990 camry

  • http://www.twitter.com/mochajihad Bob Nada

    The joke is that I weigh more than the car! I don’t know if my dog could get inside of the vehicle above!

  • http://www.yahoo.com Revolution

    Wonder where that puts you when u crash into a geo…

    -_-

  • IMthekillerinyou

    I can bench this car…that’s ridiculous

  • IMthekillerinyou

    I can bench this car…that’s ridiculous

  • Raymond

    This car would be great in the idea world of theory but there is much more research and development needed so the numbers will be different on a production model. Notice that the vehicle does not have a suspension system and will not only rattle itself to pieces over long distance but will also help the driver develop back and neck pains. I think a vehicle weight of 400 lbs would be a bit more realistic even for go-kart setup, if it were to travel on tarmac at a greater speed than walking.

  • Raymond

    This car would be great in the idea world of theory but there is much more research and development needed so the numbers will be different on a production model. Notice that the vehicle does not have a suspension system and will not only rattle itself to pieces over long distance but will also help the driver develop back and neck pains. I think a vehicle weight of 400 lbs would be a bit more realistic even for go-kart setup, if it were to travel on tarmac at a greater speed than walking.

  • Peter Marks

    When a country is told by the oil companies not to bring in EV’s or hydrogen powered vehicles such as what happened when General Motors developed and had people drive EV’s only to later distroy all of the EV’s and GM siding with the oil companies, we had the beginning of the end of GM. Now we, the American taxpayers own part of General Motors because we bailed them out for making the wrong decisions for their business. I think that the oil companies should have bailed out GM. The oil companies made the largest profit of any group of corporations in the U.S. They can afford to bail out the auto industry, but our politicians didn’t see this as an alternative to the government bailing out GM. Another stupid move by our blindsided politicians, who don’t listen to the public as much as they should.

  • Peter Marks

    When a country is told by the oil companies not to bring in EV’s or hydrogen powered vehicles such as what happened when General Motors developed and had people drive EV’s only to later distroy all of the EV’s and GM siding with the oil companies, we had the beginning of the end of GM. Now we, the American taxpayers own part of General Motors because we bailed them out for making the wrong decisions for their business. I think that the oil companies should have bailed out GM. The oil companies made the largest profit of any group of corporations in the U.S. They can afford to bail out the auto industry, but our politicians didn’t see this as an alternative to the government bailing out GM. Another stupid move by our blindsided politicians, who don’t listen to the public as much as they should.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/lilstress Frank

    wow thats hella nice and nice design…

    -Frank of 187 Mafia Ent

  • GreenNeeds2Bpractical2

    Hmmm Lamborghini for $170,000 or this car?….jk

    That is amazing I guess…..

    Can someone roll this up to something practical? or give more detail?

    how fast was it going?

    What were the wind conditions?

    What is its exhaust made of?

    What happens if you add 200 lbs for a person?

    How big an improvement was this over previous efforts?

  • IMthekillerinyou

    I can bench this car…that’s ridiculous

  • Raymond

    This car would be great in the idea world of theory but there is much more research and development needed so the numbers will be different on a production model. Notice that the vehicle does not have a suspension system and will not only rattle itself to pieces over long distance but will also help the driver develop back and neck pains. I think a vehicle weight of 400 lbs would be a bit more realistic even for go-kart setup, if it were to travel on tarmac at a greater speed than walking.

  • Peter Marks

    When a country is told by the oil companies not to bring in EV’s or hydrogen powered vehicles such as what happened when General Motors developed and had people drive EV’s only to later distroy all of the EV’s and GM siding with the oil companies, we had the beginning of the end of GM. Now we, the American taxpayers own part of General Motors because we bailed them out for making the wrong decisions for their business. I think that the oil companies should have bailed out GM. The oil companies made the largest profit of any group of corporations in the U.S. They can afford to bail out the auto industry, but our politicians didn’t see this as an alternative to the government bailing out GM. Another stupid move by our blindsided politicians, who don’t listen to the public as much as they should.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/lilstress Frank

    wow thats hella nice and nice design…

    -Frank of 187 Mafia Ent

  • GreenNeeds2Bpractical2

    Hmmm Lamborghini for $170,000 or this car?….jk

    That is amazing I guess…..

    Can someone roll this up to something practical? or give more detail?

    how fast was it going?

    What were the wind conditions?

    What is its exhaust made of?

    What happens if you add 200 lbs for a person?

    How big an improvement was this over previous efforts?

  • Alicia

    @Jim

    I laughed a little, but not everyone is thinking with their keyboards. Gamer…

  • Nicole J

    Cheers to Uncle B and the to the Students and Staff in Turkey!

  • Nicole J

    Cheers to Uncle B and the to the Students and Staff in Turkey!

  • http://yahoo.com SGT

    …sign me up…i want to buy one.

  • http://yahoo.com SGT

    …sign me up…i want to buy one.

  • Tom

    I just love the old 80s american soundtrack the video is put too. They know it is 2009 right?

  • Tom

    I just love the old 80s american soundtrack the video is put too. They know it is 2009 right?

  • Beachbabi

    OK, I was into this little car until I read 170K. I can save money on gas in a car that cost me my kids college education. Whoopdedoo. If it were affordable and could survive a car accident, then I would be very impressed.

  • Beachbabi

    OK, I was into this little car until I read 170K. I can save money on gas in a car that cost me my kids college education. Whoopdedoo. If it were affordable and could survive a car accident, then I would be very impressed.

  • Alex

    Just more nonsense from the world leftist media. Instead of funding such a trifle why wasn’t it used to feed starving humans in the third world? All of this is nothing new as it has been presented before dozens of times. Eletric and hybrid power is what we will end up with, not hydrogen, at least in your lifetime. Forget this expiermental nonsense and start feeding people, immunizing people, and cures for major diseases.

  • Alex

    Just more nonsense from the world leftist media. Instead of funding such a trifle why wasn’t it used to feed starving humans in the third world? All of this is nothing new as it has been presented before dozens of times. Eletric and hybrid power is what we will end up with, not hydrogen, at least in your lifetime. Forget this expiermental nonsense and start feeding people, immunizing people, and cures for major diseases.

  • John

    I is not a car, it is a golf cart. Toyota and Honda are already working on it, there will be few more years and you will see mass production of hydrogen cars on the market.

  • delta4ce1

    I want to know about its 0 to 60 mph time and what its top speed is. If 0 to 60 time is five minutes and its top speed is 60, forget it.

  • delta4ce1

    I want to know about its 0 to 60 mph time and what its top speed is. If 0 to 60 time is five minutes and its top speed is 60, forget it.

  • Alicia

    @Jim

    I laughed a little, but not everyone is thinking with their keyboards. Gamer…

  • Nicole J

    Cheers to Uncle B and the to the Students and Staff in Turkey!

  • http://yahoo.com SGT

    …sign me up…i want to buy one.

  • Tom

    I just love the old 80s american soundtrack the video is put too. They know it is 2009 right?

  • Beachbabi

    OK, I was into this little car until I read 170K. I can save money on gas in a car that cost me my kids college education. Whoopdedoo. If it were affordable and could survive a car accident, then I would be very impressed.

  • Alex

    Just more nonsense from the world leftist media. Instead of funding such a trifle why wasn’t it used to feed starving humans in the third world? All of this is nothing new as it has been presented before dozens of times. Eletric and hybrid power is what we will end up with, not hydrogen, at least in your lifetime. Forget this expiermental nonsense and start feeding people, immunizing people, and cures for major diseases.

  • John

    I is not a car, it is a golf cart. Toyota and Honda are already working on it, there will be few more years and you will see mass production of hydrogen cars on the market.

  • delta4ce1

    I want to know about its 0 to 60 mph time and what its top speed is. If 0 to 60 time is five minutes and its top speed is 60, forget it.

  • http://yahoo.com SGT

    …i’ll buy one in a heart beat…sign me up.

  • http://yahoo.com SGT

    …i’ll buy one in a heart beat…sign me up.

  • http://yahoo Berry

    I think its a great concept and well worth going after. Unfortunately, the lawyers and lawmakers(one and the same) will destroy it in the US by the time they deem it safe enough to drive.

  • http://yahoo.com SGT

    …i’ll buy one in a heart beat…sign me up.

  • JT

    This is a reply to Uncle B. First of all your response sounds as if you plagerized some book, magazine article or something. Secondly, most Americans bodies will never be the size of Asians, sorry genetics has the last word on that one. Lastly, how the hell will eating just vegatables help food supply problems. If Indians would eat meat they would not have any food supply problems. They have 1000’s of cows right next to them because they are “Sacred” give me a break. If that was the case then why don’t they grow veggies in Africa where the people are starving. Congrats on the technology from India, but don’t start bashing Americans or America. We are the strongest, proudest, and the most free country in the world. And, everybody in the world wants to be here, thats why we have the most immigrants of any other country. Go USA!!!!

  • JT

    This is a reply to Uncle B. First of all your response sounds as if you plagerized some book, magazine article or something. Secondly, most Americans bodies will never be the size of Asians, sorry genetics has the last word on that one. Lastly, how the hell will eating just vegatables help food supply problems. If Indians would eat meat they would not have any food supply problems. They have 1000’s of cows right next to them because they are “Sacred” give me a break. If that was the case then why don’t they grow veggies in Africa where the people are starving. Congrats on the technology from India, but don’t start bashing Americans or America. We are the strongest, proudest, and the most free country in the world. And, everybody in the world wants to be here, thats why we have the most immigrants of any other country. Go USA!!!!

  • Marco de Witt

    My ex wife’s broom is even more energy efficient :)

  • Marco de Witt

    My ex wife’s broom is even more energy efficient :)

  • Ralph Law

    Fascism is alive and prospering in America where Congress and the oil industry collude to suck up the Earth’s resources while they believe Jesus will show up and save America when all the resources are gone.

  • Ralph Law

    Fascism is alive and prospering in America where Congress and the oil industry collude to suck up the Earth’s resources while they believe Jesus will show up and save America when all the resources are gone.

  • ken gray

    Look for some funding somewhere, but stay away from detroit and the government or they will try and name it the obamamobile. Really hope it catches on. It might smarten up the oilboys.

  • JT

    This is a reply to Uncle B. First of all your response sounds as if you plagerized some book, magazine article or something. Secondly, most Americans bodies will never be the size of Asians, sorry genetics has the last word on that one. Lastly, how the hell will eating just vegatables help food supply problems. If Indians would eat meat they would not have any food supply problems. They have 1000’s of cows right next to them because they are “Sacred” give me a break. If that was the case then why don’t they grow veggies in Africa where the people are starving. Congrats on the technology from India, but don’t start bashing Americans or America. We are the strongest, proudest, and the most free country in the world. And, everybody in the world wants to be here, thats why we have the most immigrants of any other country. Go USA!!!!

  • Marco de Witt

    My ex wife’s broom is even more energy efficient :)

  • Ralph Law

    Fascism is alive and prospering in America where Congress and the oil industry collude to suck up the Earth’s resources while they believe Jesus will show up and save America when all the resources are gone.

  • ken gray

    Look for some funding somewhere, but stay away from detroit and the government or they will try and name it the obamamobile. Really hope it catches on. It might smarten up the oilboys.

  • boo

    but, HOW FAST CAN IT GO?

  • boo

    but, HOW FAST CAN IT GO?

  • CJ

    i am confused? why do they get the story when it won third most efficient vehicle

  • CJ

    i am confused? why do they get the story when it won third most efficient vehicle

  • boo

    but, HOW FAST CAN IT GO?

  • http://none Fred

    NO NEED TO MAKE SARCASTIC COMMENTS PEOPLE..

    LET OUR AUTO INDUSTRY GET HOLD OF IT AND QUIT THE

    COMPLAINING…

  • CJ

    i am confused? why do they get the story when it won third most efficient vehicle

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxd64t6H3_4 420santa

    use this age old TechKnowledge to make your next carbon fiber car great work you all are doing altho the car looks like a oversized go cart it is still a great ideal that is the only thing needed to transport a person from one place to another and no need for heavy Iron fuel guzzling cars I have a go-cart an 5hp motor that reaches top speed of 85 mph vroom vroom

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxd64t6H3_4 420santa

    use this age old TechKnowledge to make your next carbon fiber car great work you all are doing altho the car looks like a oversized go cart it is still a great ideal that is the only thing needed to transport a person from one place to another and no need for heavy Iron fuel guzzling cars I have a go-cart an 5hp motor that reaches top speed of 85 mph vroom vroom

  • Doesitmatter?

    unfortunately, carbon’s electronegativity is less than oxygen, meaning you will not get anywhere near the same efficiency with a hydro-cell running on gasoline. as of now, it takes app. 5.1 gal. gasoline to produce 1 gal of uncompressed, gaseous hydrogen through electrolysis. until a more efficient method is produced that can harness H+ ions, it will take tons of fuel to power that car, removing its efficiency bonus.

  • Doesitmatter?

    unfortunately, carbon’s electronegativity is less than oxygen, meaning you will not get anywhere near the same efficiency with a hydro-cell running on gasoline. as of now, it takes app. 5.1 gal. gasoline to produce 1 gal of uncompressed, gaseous hydrogen through electrolysis. until a more efficient method is produced that can harness H+ ions, it will take tons of fuel to power that car, removing its efficiency bonus.

  • Kevin

    but how fast can it go

  • Kevin

    but how fast can it go

  • raver5000

    this car sounds sweet but lets be a little practical here…at 240lbs if this were a someones personal vehicle you better hope you don’t hit anything or you’re done for lol.

  • James

    Everyone thinks that this is so great and that running hydrogen will have less emissions. Wake up and smell the coffee people, the smoke might not be coming out of your car anymore but it is still coming out of the refinery that is making the hydrogen needed to fuel that thing.

  • Pat

    No no no! This will NEVER work! This doesn’t consume enough of your tax money or create enough multi-billion dollar empires for the “right” people.

    Granted it’s $170,000 today, but develop the industry and mass produce the required parts and guess what… that 170K becomes something more like 70K or even less as the years go by.

    You can probably make most of the material out of something worthless to boot, so now the oil barons have barrels of useless oil–God forbid that would ever happen! LOL!

    I for one, challenge each John Q. Citizen to thumb their nose at every government-run “green” idea and go green by themselves. Piss on the government suits… we don’t need them to fix our lives for us!

  • bub rub

    You mean to tell me that students in Turkey! can do this but giant American car companies are still adjusting. Ridiculous

  • wil

    how fast was the car being peddled,

    before running out of bottled water?

    seriously .. this is great..

    but what was the speed traveled?

  • LH

    haha 1337

    This car is a really neat idea, if they could get that down to a 1/4th of the price I think a lot of people who could foot the bill would buy them.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxd64t6H3_4 420santa

    use this age old TechKnowledge to make your next carbon fiber car great work you all are doing altho the car looks like a oversized go cart it is still a great ideal that is the only thing needed to transport a person from one place to another and no need for heavy Iron fuel guzzling cars I have a go-cart an 5hp motor that reaches top speed of 85 mph vroom vroom

  • Doesitmatter?

    unfortunately, carbon’s electronegativity is less than oxygen, meaning you will not get anywhere near the same efficiency with a hydro-cell running on gasoline. as of now, it takes app. 5.1 gal. gasoline to produce 1 gal of uncompressed, gaseous hydrogen through electrolysis. until a more efficient method is produced that can harness H+ ions, it will take tons of fuel to power that car, removing its efficiency bonus.

  • Kevin

    but how fast can it go

  • raver5000

    this car sounds sweet but lets be a little practical here…at 240lbs if this were a someones personal vehicle you better hope you don’t hit anything or you’re done for lol.

  • James

    Everyone thinks that this is so great and that running hydrogen will have less emissions. Wake up and smell the coffee people, the smoke might not be coming out of your car anymore but it is still coming out of the refinery that is making the hydrogen needed to fuel that thing.

  • Pat

    No no no! This will NEVER work! This doesn’t consume enough of your tax money or create enough multi-billion dollar empires for the “right” people.

    Granted it’s $170,000 today, but develop the industry and mass produce the required parts and guess what… that 170K becomes something more like 70K or even less as the years go by.

    You can probably make most of the material out of something worthless to boot, so now the oil barons have barrels of useless oil–God forbid that would ever happen! LOL!

    I for one, challenge each John Q. Citizen to thumb their nose at every government-run “green” idea and go green by themselves. Piss on the government suits… we don’t need them to fix our lives for us!

  • bub rub

    You mean to tell me that students in Turkey! can do this but giant American car companies are still adjusting. Ridiculous

  • wil

    how fast was the car being peddled,

    before running out of bottled water?

    seriously .. this is great..

    but what was the speed traveled?

  • LH

    haha 1337

    This car is a really neat idea, if they could get that down to a 1/4th of the price I think a lot of people who could foot the bill would buy them.

  • http://www.myspace.com/johnnyG940 Johnny G

    “Uncle B” has problemo’s….

    Live your own life.

    You only live once.

    God never gave man the right to decide what happens to other people’s lives.

    YOU WILL NEVER LIVE AS A PHYISCAL BEING AGAIN

    STOP JUDGING OTHERS….

    WHO THE F_ _ _ CARES!!!!!!!

  • yo mama

    and they only won 3rd? how come we dont hear about first… just like the media to tell about losers

  • raul sanabria

    Gloria a Dios por el ingenio humano… esta es una de las mejores cosas que puede pasar a nuestro tan maltratado y viejo planeta azul… que Dios siga bendiciendo a esos talentosos jóvenes con ideas cada vez más innovadoras…!!!

  • angie

    Hmmm..they only mentioned the type of milage it can get. There is all this hype about making vehicles that get awsome milage and using something other than oil and gas. That can be done but looking at this vehicle they gave up a lot of safety factors. Due to the size and weight, I doubt it would even survive a minor car accident (fender bender). Plus, they do not mention how fast the car can go or how well it drives in weather conditions. Judging by the weight of the car it can’t handle high speeds nor weather. This should be classified as the worlds unsafest vehicle with the best mpg. Plus, what would you do if you needed a work vehicle or needed to haul a trailor to move ect? It is a step towards the future but before we get all excited remember that people should not trade safety for mpg and enviromental safe vehicles. These enviromentally safe vehicles seem great and all but they are not practical for the industrial world nor are they safe enough. Get a bike instead they are great and use NO fuel at all!

  • Sean

    doesn’t sound very safe to drive in

  • plumber

    A pipefitter in the USA already did this. He took a gasoline burning engine and converted it to run on hydrogen. What’s better is his truck makes its own hydrogen from water.

  • Portitas

    we need to stop burning ‘stuff’ (hydrogen, oil, biofuels, what have you) to power our vehicles or we will remain at the mercy of fuel monopolies and mega-corporations who will continue to gouge us and trash our economies. we don’t need just a new clean type of fuel – we need a new energy delivery model for vehicles that cuts out oil companies all together.

    we need electric cars with chargable batteries charged for the most part at our homes. this plan comes with a polution and production cost, just as any other. however, this plan most importantly can rapidly implement improvements to energy production (wind, solar, nuclear, whatever) since there is no infrastructure, monopoly or consumer momentum for a particular fuel delivery system.

    simply put, once electric cars are the norm, when energy production is improved, people will still get the same electric energy through the same plug and therefore won’t need to change their preferences and habits (or convert to some poorly supported fledgling technology) with respect to the types of cars they drive or how they fuel up.

  • onelesscar

    I’d like to see verified data on that MPG. A person on a bicycle gets the equivalent of about 950mpg (see bicycling Science) and considering a bicyclist is nearly 98% efficient I cannot see how even an ultra lean car can get close. Also you have to add in the environmental and economic costs of the carbon fiber, and all the other materials and transportation needed to construct it, then add in the cars’ costs and although its a great improvement over current cars, it’s still a car that takes space, creates traffic congestion, prevents exercise and makes at least some pollution…..

  • http://www.myspace.com/johnnyG940 Johnny G

    “Uncle B” has problemo’s….

    Live your own life.

    You only live once.

    God never gave man the right to decide what happens to other people’s lives.

    YOU WILL NEVER LIVE AS A PHYISCAL BEING AGAIN

    STOP JUDGING OTHERS….

    WHO THE F_ _ _ CARES!!!!!!!

  • yo mama

    and they only won 3rd? how come we dont hear about first… just like the media to tell about losers

  • raul sanabria

    Gloria a Dios por el ingenio humano… esta es una de las mejores cosas que puede pasar a nuestro tan maltratado y viejo planeta azul… que Dios siga bendiciendo a esos talentosos jóvenes con ideas cada vez más innovadoras…!!!

  • angie

    Hmmm..they only mentioned the type of milage it can get. There is all this hype about making vehicles that get awsome milage and using something other than oil and gas. That can be done but looking at this vehicle they gave up a lot of safety factors. Due to the size and weight, I doubt it would even survive a minor car accident (fender bender). Plus, they do not mention how fast the car can go or how well it drives in weather conditions. Judging by the weight of the car it can’t handle high speeds nor weather. This should be classified as the worlds unsafest vehicle with the best mpg. Plus, what would you do if you needed a work vehicle or needed to haul a trailor to move ect? It is a step towards the future but before we get all excited remember that people should not trade safety for mpg and enviromental safe vehicles. These enviromentally safe vehicles seem great and all but they are not practical for the industrial world nor are they safe enough. Get a bike instead they are great and use NO fuel at all!

  • Sean

    doesn’t sound very safe to drive in

  • plumber

    A pipefitter in the USA already did this. He took a gasoline burning engine and converted it to run on hydrogen. What’s better is his truck makes its own hydrogen from water.

  • Portitas

    we need to stop burning ‘stuff’ (hydrogen, oil, biofuels, what have you) to power our vehicles or we will remain at the mercy of fuel monopolies and mega-corporations who will continue to gouge us and trash our economies. we don’t need just a new clean type of fuel – we need a new energy delivery model for vehicles that cuts out oil companies all together.

    we need electric cars with chargable batteries charged for the most part at our homes. this plan comes with a polution and production cost, just as any other. however, this plan most importantly can rapidly implement improvements to energy production (wind, solar, nuclear, whatever) since there is no infrastructure, monopoly or consumer momentum for a particular fuel delivery system.

    simply put, once electric cars are the norm, when energy production is improved, people will still get the same electric energy through the same plug and therefore won’t need to change their preferences and habits (or convert to some poorly supported fledgling technology) with respect to the types of cars they drive or how they fuel up.

  • onelesscar

    I’d like to see verified data on that MPG. A person on a bicycle gets the equivalent of about 950mpg (see bicycling Science) and considering a bicyclist is nearly 98% efficient I cannot see how even an ultra lean car can get close. Also you have to add in the environmental and economic costs of the carbon fiber, and all the other materials and transportation needed to construct it, then add in the cars’ costs and although its a great improvement over current cars, it’s still a car that takes space, creates traffic congestion, prevents exercise and makes at least some pollution…..

  • big J

    tis is so cool. i think i would spemd the money on it.!! just cause it is so small. it is light enough for me to lift. and it gets 1,366 mpg.!!! makes me happy.

  • Dan

    Great job. But wont happen in american due to the lack of weight on the car. It would be a death trap to any one. Give me a sturdy american built car any day of the week.

  • Bea

    that goes to show u that when u put your mind to it anything is possible

  • big J

    tis is so cool. i think i would spemd the money on it.!! just cause it is so small. it is light enough for me to lift. and it gets 1,366 mpg.!!! makes me happy.

  • http://yahoo matt

    Is it SAFE to drive?? Develop a car that could withstand a mild fender bender and still have that kind of mpg and I will be impressed.

  • Dan

    Great job. But wont happen in american due to the lack of weight on the car. It would be a death trap to any one. Give me a sturdy american built car any day of the week.

  • Bea

    that goes to show u that when u put your mind to it anything is possible

  • http://Yahoo Bob

    While I am astounded by the achievement, on a more practical note I wonder about omissions. 1 or 2 passenger, creature comforts, longevity of structure and parts, insurance, etc. There are more than one industry who control various aspects of economic viability. It hurts my brain to think any further.

  • Carrie Taylor

    I find this innovation becoming a glimmer of hope for all of us. I agree, however, that the greedy SOB’s for the oil companies will most likely start their on-going lying techiniques of why this is so bad for us. Oh yeah, let’s not forget their $41 BILLION profits that they might lose if we could all afford this concept and would not have to depend on oil and the freaking-ass Middle Eastern countries. Good going. Let’s hope we can all afford to buy one.

  • Eric B

    i still want a nice big gas devouring V8 to power my car. and once all you hippies switch over to your bio-diesel, my gas will be much cheaper. oh, and keep your pathetic excuse of a car away from mine, or i will just have to run you of the road while i am eating a nice big cheese burger with extra meat on it.

  • TOPPER85

    Too late! Fossil fuels rule….Global warming, AIDS, Cancer etc… take a backseat to BIG OIL. R&D? We had this idea when the Diesel engine was conceived. Walk or ride a bike to destinations that are close, cost? 1 quart of water which could be carried on ones person. Hydrogen will make its way in time but until then lets think of a way we can do something now!

  • Carrie Taylor

    I find this innovation becoming a glimmer of hope for all of us. I agree, however, that the greedy SOB’s for the oil companies will most likely start their on-going lying techiniques of why this is so bad for us. Oh yeah, let’s not forget their $41 BILLION profits that they might lose if we could all afford this concept and would not have to depend on oil and the freaking-ass Middle Eastern countries. Good going. Let’s hope we can all afford to buy one.

  • Eric B

    i still want a nice big gas devouring V8 to power my car. and once all you hippies switch over to your bio-diesel, my gas will be much cheaper. oh, and keep your pathetic excuse of a car away from mine, or i will just have to run you of the road while i am eating a nice big cheese burger with extra meat on it.

  • TOPPER85

    Too late! Fossil fuels rule….Global warming, AIDS, Cancer etc… take a backseat to BIG OIL. R&D? We had this idea when the Diesel engine was conceived. Walk or ride a bike to destinations that are close, cost? 1 quart of water which could be carried on ones person. Hydrogen will make its way in time but until then lets think of a way we can do something now!

  • Engineer?

    Engineer,

    Are you really an engineer? Aren’t you forgetting that you need ENERGY to pull the H out of the H2O. Its a net energy loss creating hydrogen out of water. Hydrogen is just an energy carrier at that point … no different than a battery.

  • Harry

    How much does the efficiency go down when you add 350 pounds (or more) of passengers and groceries, etc. How much further does efficiency go down when you need to use structural components that won’t make it a death machine on the roads (e.g., being rolled over by a 2000 pound Mini Cooper).

    Those considerations, as well as the energy costs of producing the fuel, need to be added into the equation.

    I would have been much more impressed if they did this with a Honda Odyssey sized minivan – then, at least, it would address real world concerns.

  • Harry

    How much does the efficiency go down when you add 350 pounds (or more) of passengers and groceries, etc. How much further does efficiency go down when you need to use structural components that won’t make it a death machine on the roads (e.g., being rolled over by a 2000 pound Mini Cooper).

    Those considerations, as well as the energy costs of producing the fuel, need to be added into the equation.

    I would have been much more impressed if they did this with a Honda Odyssey sized minivan – then, at least, it would address real world concerns.

  • CYndy

    And how much pollution did it take make this “green car”???

  • CYndy

    And how much pollution did it take make this “green car”???

  • Don

    Now if only we could solve the shortage of water to use for manufacturing hydrogen…

  • Don

    Now if only we could solve the shortage of water to use for manufacturing hydrogen…

  • Engineer?

    Engineer,

    Are you really an engineer? Aren’t you forgetting that you need ENERGY to pull the H out of the H2O. Its a net energy loss creating hydrogen out of water. Hydrogen is just an energy carrier at that point … no different than a battery.

  • Harry

    How much does the efficiency go down when you add 350 pounds (or more) of passengers and groceries, etc. How much further does efficiency go down when you need to use structural components that won’t make it a death machine on the roads (e.g., being rolled over by a 2000 pound Mini Cooper).

    Those considerations, as well as the energy costs of producing the fuel, need to be added into the equation.

    I would have been much more impressed if they did this with a Honda Odyssey sized minivan – then, at least, it would address real world concerns.

  • CYndy

    And how much pollution did it take make this “green car”???

  • Don

    Now if only we could solve the shortage of water to use for manufacturing hydrogen…

  • jon

    why write about this vehicle, it only won third most fuel efficient. what happened to the first two?

  • jeanne

    That car concept would be killed in this country in a nanosecond. We have so many regulations, that is also imposible to breath!…let alone come up with innovations. Uncle B is so righ! americans need not only to lighten up in consumption but eating less and better. It is such a shame that we have become such deformed mamoths that we cannot possibly fit in a vehicle unless is a monster Hummer. We alone are guilty for bringing so much misery in this world with our hunger of energy consumption. Next time you feel like a McDonals go home and cook some healty veggies and loose some darn weight.

  • Anderson

    It’s only a matter of time until the big oil companies buy the copyrights and/or patents to this invention and rid it completely.. don’t get too excited about this folks, because the oil companies will always win

  • Anderson

    It’s only a matter of time until the big oil companies buy the copyrights and/or patents to this invention and rid it completely.. don’t get too excited about this folks, because the oil companies will always win

  • Jake

    Nifty. I’d imagine it would disintigrate in a wreck, though.

    Dude, if your having trouble reading the site, put the URL of the site in the search bar and hit enter. The site should come up first on the list, with an option to translate it

  • Jake

    Nifty. I’d imagine it would disintigrate in a wreck, though.

    Dude, if your having trouble reading the site, put the URL of the site in the search bar and hit enter. The site should come up first on the list, with an option to translate it

  • http://aol.com Gary Carter

    It seem to me that people forget the price. I would love one, but it cost as much as a house. I think they need to make one for the now a day person. Companies are setting wages so they don’t have to pay anyone higher then what they are worth. I know because my set a cap at $16. Before they had it at 20 and up. So they should make a cheap one for the everyday working man. I know carbon fiber is lite, but it cost to much. So back to the drawing board.

  • http://aol.com Gary Carter

    It seem to me that people forget the price. I would love one, but it cost as much as a house. I think they need to make one for the now a day person. Companies are setting wages so they don’t have to pay anyone higher then what they are worth. I know because my set a cap at $16. Before they had it at 20 and up. So they should make a cheap one for the everyday working man. I know carbon fiber is lite, but it cost to much. So back to the drawing board.

  • This guy!

    Let’s hope big oil wont buy it and shelf it like so many others Before!!!

  • This guy!

    Let’s hope big oil wont buy it and shelf it like so many others Before!!!

  • gregory

    of course that car has a Shell logo on it.

    very surreal!

  • gregory

    of course that car has a Shell logo on it.

    very surreal!

  • jon

    why write about this vehicle, it only won third most fuel efficient. what happened to the first two?

  • jeanne

    That car concept would be killed in this country in a nanosecond. We have so many regulations, that is also imposible to breath!…let alone come up with innovations. Uncle B is so righ! americans need not only to lighten up in consumption but eating less and better. It is such a shame that we have become such deformed mamoths that we cannot possibly fit in a vehicle unless is a monster Hummer. We alone are guilty for bringing so much misery in this world with our hunger of energy consumption. Next time you feel like a McDonals go home and cook some healty veggies and loose some darn weight.

  • Anderson

    It’s only a matter of time until the big oil companies buy the copyrights and/or patents to this invention and rid it completely.. don’t get too excited about this folks, because the oil companies will always win

  • Jake

    Nifty. I’d imagine it would disintigrate in a wreck, though.

    Dude, if your having trouble reading the site, put the URL of the site in the search bar and hit enter. The site should come up first on the list, with an option to translate it

  • http://aol.com Gary Carter

    It seem to me that people forget the price. I would love one, but it cost as much as a house. I think they need to make one for the now a day person. Companies are setting wages so they don’t have to pay anyone higher then what they are worth. I know because my set a cap at $16. Before they had it at 20 and up. So they should make a cheap one for the everyday working man. I know carbon fiber is lite, but it cost to much. So back to the drawing board.

  • This guy!

    Let’s hope big oil wont buy it and shelf it like so many others Before!!!

  • gregory

    of course that car has a Shell logo on it.

    very surreal!

  • Recover

    Great article other than the word “uber”

  • http://lasv.org/projects/hice Ernie Ortega

    Dam thats pretty cool for college students, but I am a high school student who is apart of the Los Altos Academy of Engineering (public high school’s engineering departments) and we have built a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and have successfully converted a Honda GX-35 4 stroke engine to run off of hydrogen. Its good to see that we are not the only students, whether in high school or college, that are looking toward the future in alternative fuel.

    lasv.org

    -Ernie

  • http://lasv.org/projects/hice Ernie Ortega

    Dam thats pretty cool for college students, but I am a high school student who is apart of the Los Altos Academy of Engineering (public high school’s engineering departments) and we have built a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and have successfully converted a Honda GX-35 4 stroke engine to run off of hydrogen. Its good to see that we are not the only students, whether in high school or college, that are looking toward the future in alternative fuel.

    lasv.org

    -Ernie

  • Recover

    Great article other than the word “uber”

  • http://lasv.org/projects/hice Ernie Ortega

    Dam thats pretty cool for college students, but I am a high school student who is apart of the Los Altos Academy of Engineering (public high school’s engineering departments) and we have built a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and have successfully converted a Honda GX-35 4 stroke engine to run off of hydrogen. Its good to see that we are not the only students, whether in high school or college, that are looking toward the future in alternative fuel.

    lasv.org

    -Ernie

  • Tim B

    “The American Dream is dead”??? Uncle B, your an idiot. You probably believe the government is brain washing you and there are little camera’s everywhere….get a life. The problem with the American Dream is people like you exploiting their unearned right to speak their mind. Hydrogen as fuel isn’t something new…and NO ONE IS HOLDING YOU BACK OR BRAIN WASHING YOU. Just be glad someone is smart enough to research this type of alternate fuel and we are not all relying on you. We’d probably be riding donkeys if that where the case.

  • Ugo no where

    The milage is great and all, but if you get in an accident with any other car your screwed. A Ugo would decimate this car!

  • Ugo no where

    The milage is great and all, but if you get in an accident with any other car your screwed. A Ugo would decimate this car!

  • http://www.scottmarkman.net/ Marketing Consultant

    That’s really amazing they were able to build such a fuel efficient car. However, I wouldn’t not want to be around if that car exploded.

  • http://www.scottmarkman.net/ Marketing Consultant

    That’s really amazing they were able to build such a fuel efficient car. However, I wouldn’t not want to be around if that car exploded.

  • Tim B

    “The American Dream is dead”??? Uncle B, your an idiot. You probably believe the government is brain washing you and there are little camera’s everywhere….get a life. The problem with the American Dream is people like you exploiting their unearned right to speak their mind. Hydrogen as fuel isn’t something new…and NO ONE IS HOLDING YOU BACK OR BRAIN WASHING YOU. Just be glad someone is smart enough to research this type of alternate fuel and we are not all relying on you. We’d probably be riding donkeys if that where the case.

  • Ugo no where

    The milage is great and all, but if you get in an accident with any other car your screwed. A Ugo would decimate this car!

  • http://www.scottmarkman.net/ Marketing Consultant

    That’s really amazing they were able to build such a fuel efficient car. However, I wouldn’t not want to be around if that car exploded.

  • John patriot

    Rest assured, if it’s going to put a damper on the oil companies helping to destroy the middle class, the criminals in our government will make sure we can’t get one.

  • adam

    its funny how some college students can build a car like this but the best scientists in the world cant figure out how to create cleaner and greener cars makes you think how greed, coruption and gasoline run the world huh

  • adam

    its funny how some college students can build a car like this but the best scientists in the world cant figure out how to create cleaner and greener cars makes you think how greed, coruption and gasoline run the world huh

  • Crankenstein

    Pretty cool, but I wonder what the mileage would drop to if this were a production sized vehicle. This isn’t much bigger than some radio-controlled kit cars out there that kids play with. Fifty percent bigger, fifty percent more weight, fifty percent less mileage? Interesting concept though. Good luck!

  • luigi

    thats no a car thats a gocart

    but sound greats , and what about the horsepower of the gasoline

  • luigi

    thats no a car thats a gocart

    but sound greats , and what about the horsepower of the gasoline

  • John patriot

    Rest assured, if it’s going to put a damper on the oil companies helping to destroy the middle class, the criminals in our government will make sure we can’t get one.

  • adam

    its funny how some college students can build a car like this but the best scientists in the world cant figure out how to create cleaner and greener cars makes you think how greed, coruption and gasoline run the world huh

  • Crankenstein

    Pretty cool, but I wonder what the mileage would drop to if this were a production sized vehicle. This isn’t much bigger than some radio-controlled kit cars out there that kids play with. Fifty percent bigger, fifty percent more weight, fifty percent less mileage? Interesting concept though. Good luck!

  • http://YahooNews Rebecca

    So how does it do in a crash test rating? Not so hot I am betting?

  • luigi

    thats no a car thats a gocart

    but sound greats , and what about the horsepower of the gasoline

  • Licensed Engineer

    This type of technology could bring humanity to the next level of evolution but the greedy oil pigs have killed this technology thus far. I sincerely hope enough hurting people are fed up enough to say NO MORE and fight to bring this type of technology to the people. Tell the oil pigs to shrivel up and blow away!

  • Licensed Engineer

    This type of technology could bring humanity to the next level of evolution but the greedy oil pigs have killed this technology thus far. I sincerely hope enough hurting people are fed up enough to say NO MORE and fight to bring this type of technology to the people. Tell the oil pigs to shrivel up and blow away!

  • Dave C

    240 pound car? It’s a lock that you wouldn’t survive an accident. Hey! That would reduce your carbon footprint even more! Go team!

  • Hank

    How many people can ride safely? It’s sad, concepts made are waisted time and resources making vehicles that could kill one person blown away in a light rain storm. So could you make a concept family car, vans & even couple & sport cars & not Indy funny cars? Dont make a race car to waste gas and ruin the air. This is just another case of BS.

  • Hank

    How many people can ride safely? It’s sad, concepts made are waisted time and resources making vehicles that could kill one person blown away in a light rain storm. So could you make a concept family car, vans & even couple & sport cars & not Indy funny cars? Dont make a race car to waste gas and ruin the air. This is just another case of BS.

  • seymour butts

    and i u get into a accident u will evidentualy DIE!!!

  • seymour butts

    and i u get into a accident u will evidentualy DIE!!!

  • D. Burkley

    Will this vehicle successfully pass current DOT safety crash standards and bumper height requirements?

  • kjl78

    I think it is funny that it is made out of CARBON fiber. So mass production would almost defeat the purpose.

  • mojothemigo

    Very very interesting. I have no problems with a new, cheaper, and possabley better fuel source, but I completely disagree with Uncle B. These things are a long way off, the American people will and should refuse to be forced in to a lifestyle we don’t want to use this stuff. If the fuel tech comes out for a normal sized car or truck made out of metal or material as strong, fine. I refuse to be forced to be smaller/lighter to fit somebody eles’ idea of what I should be driving, let alone be lead in to an anarcho-marxist, socialist, humanist, or enviromental culture. I say the government needs to get out of car manufacturing and most other private enterprises, let the free market do it’s thing, and we will be driving better and more fuel efficient cars.

  • mojothemigo

    Very very interesting. I have no problems with a new, cheaper, and possabley better fuel source, but I completely disagree with Uncle B. These things are a long way off, the American people will and should refuse to be forced in to a lifestyle we don’t want to use this stuff. If the fuel tech comes out for a normal sized car or truck made out of metal or material as strong, fine. I refuse to be forced to be smaller/lighter to fit somebody eles’ idea of what I should be driving, let alone be lead in to an anarcho-marxist, socialist, humanist, or enviromental culture. I say the government needs to get out of car manufacturing and most other private enterprises, let the free market do it’s thing, and we will be driving better and more fuel efficient cars.

  • Licensed Engineer

    This type of technology could bring humanity to the next level of evolution but the greedy oil pigs have killed this technology thus far. I sincerely hope enough hurting people are fed up enough to say NO MORE and fight to bring this type of technology to the people. Tell the oil pigs to shrivel up and blow away!

  • Dave C

    240 pound car? It’s a lock that you wouldn’t survive an accident. Hey! That would reduce your carbon footprint even more! Go team!

  • Hank

    How many people can ride safely? It’s sad, concepts made are waisted time and resources making vehicles that could kill one person blown away in a light rain storm. So could you make a concept family car, vans & even couple & sport cars & not Indy funny cars? Dont make a race car to waste gas and ruin the air. This is just another case of BS.

  • seymour butts

    and i u get into a accident u will evidentualy DIE!!!

  • http://none Zeke

    awesome car

  • D. Burkley

    Will this vehicle successfully pass current DOT safety crash standards and bumper height requirements?

  • kjl78

    I think it is funny that it is made out of CARBON fiber. So mass production would almost defeat the purpose.

  • mojothemigo

    Very very interesting. I have no problems with a new, cheaper, and possabley better fuel source, but I completely disagree with Uncle B. These things are a long way off, the American people will and should refuse to be forced in to a lifestyle we don’t want to use this stuff. If the fuel tech comes out for a normal sized car or truck made out of metal or material as strong, fine. I refuse to be forced to be smaller/lighter to fit somebody eles’ idea of what I should be driving, let alone be lead in to an anarcho-marxist, socialist, humanist, or enviromental culture. I say the government needs to get out of car manufacturing and most other private enterprises, let the free market do it’s thing, and we will be driving better and more fuel efficient cars.

  • esamph

    It is curious to note what benefits technology can and will provide when it is done in an environment where politics and corporations that fear lessening dependence on oil, do not have the ability to influence or buy off the market fresh new ideas that we all need. Why was this not done in the USA? are we less intelligent? Or as in the case of the oil and automotive interest buying up and eliminating the trolly Lines in so Calif in the 1930’s(cheap- affordeable transportation for the individual)just more greedy than inovative. I remember 3 american inventors who went to american companies with their hot new ideas, and they were told: If we can not make a profit in 6 mos, we will not make, develope aqnd distribute your invention. Instead all 3 american inventors had to go to Japan where they have 10 yr plans to take over whole markets, and they do not care how long it takes. If the idiots in the USA government,biz- management and labor actually got together and agreed to work together we might be able to restore respect for so called “American Ingenuity”.

  • esamph

    It is curious to note what benefits technology can and will provide when it is done in an environment where politics and corporations that fear lessening dependence on oil, do not have the ability to influence or buy off the market fresh new ideas that we all need. Why was this not done in the USA? are we less intelligent? Or as in the case of the oil and automotive interest buying up and eliminating the trolly Lines in so Calif in the 1930’s(cheap- affordeable transportation for the individual)just more greedy than inovative. I remember 3 american inventors who went to american companies with their hot new ideas, and they were told: If we can not make a profit in 6 mos, we will not make, develope aqnd distribute your invention. Instead all 3 american inventors had to go to Japan where they have 10 yr plans to take over whole markets, and they do not care how long it takes. If the idiots in the USA government,biz- management and labor actually got together and agreed to work together we might be able to restore respect for so called “American Ingenuity”.

  • http://www.butlerreport.com ButlerReport.com

    Why don’t you explain that hydrogen is an inefficient fuel source as it relies on fossil fuels to be made. And that’s not a car – that’s a toy that cost $170k.

  • http://www.butlerreport.com ButlerReport.com

    Why don’t you explain that hydrogen is an inefficient fuel source as it relies on fossil fuels to be made. And that’s not a car – that’s a toy that cost $170k.

  • Jager Man

    Can’t wait to see what happens to the occupant when this thing crashes. They’ll be scraping him or her off the road for months! Come back and talk to me when you can combine this kind of MPG with the safety of my gas guzzling truck.

  • Jager Man

    Can’t wait to see what happens to the occupant when this thing crashes. They’ll be scraping him or her off the road for months! Come back and talk to me when you can combine this kind of MPG with the safety of my gas guzzling truck.

  • OMG JIM

    that’s exactly what I was thinking xD

  • OMG JIM

    that’s exactly what I was thinking xD

  • esamph

    It is curious to note what benefits technology can and will provide when it is done in an environment where politics and corporations that fear lessening dependence on oil, do not have the ability to influence or buy off the market fresh new ideas that we all need. Why was this not done in the USA? are we less intelligent? Or as in the case of the oil and automotive interest buying up and eliminating the trolly Lines in so Calif in the 1930’s(cheap- affordeable transportation for the individual)just more greedy than inovative. I remember 3 american inventors who went to american companies with their hot new ideas, and they were told: If we can not make a profit in 6 mos, we will not make, develope aqnd distribute your invention. Instead all 3 american inventors had to go to Japan where they have 10 yr plans to take over whole markets, and they do not care how long it takes. If the idiots in the USA government,biz- management and labor actually got together and agreed to work together we might be able to restore respect for so called “American Ingenuity”.

  • http://www.butlerreport.com ButlerReport.com

    Why don’t you explain that hydrogen is an inefficient fuel source as it relies on fossil fuels to be made. And that’s not a car – that’s a toy that cost $170k.

  • Jager Man

    Can’t wait to see what happens to the occupant when this thing crashes. They’ll be scraping him or her off the road for months! Come back and talk to me when you can combine this kind of MPG with the safety of my gas guzzling truck.

  • OMG JIM

    that’s exactly what I was thinking xD

  • bluzyhound

    Sure and when the 6500 pound Suburban gets hit by the carbon fiber rig say goodbye to grandma.

    Oh I forgot we must regulate not legislate the cars we like to drive off the road.

    I’m all for better fuel mileage, but driving a car that weighs less than me, no thanks.

  • bluzyhound

    Sure and when the 6500 pound Suburban gets hit by the carbon fiber rig say goodbye to grandma.

    Oh I forgot we must regulate not legislate the cars we like to drive off the road.

    I’m all for better fuel mileage, but driving a car that weighs less than me, no thanks.

  • Native_90

    It’s a shame that companies that control governments will find some way to make sure there will be no alternative…

    So many breakthroughs yet greed keeps it all away…

    unfortunate Human Beings

  • Native_90

    It’s a shame that companies that control governments will find some way to make sure there will be no alternative…

    So many breakthroughs yet greed keeps it all away…

    unfortunate Human Beings

  • Nobimara

    This is the result of minds and hands beyond the norm. Funny,…….mankind only works at this pace when the pressure is on?

  • Brian C

    What’s the over/under on when these students will be murdered? Anyone that dares mess with big oil and all those in the government in bed with them ends up sleeping with the fishes. If these kids are able to improve their design and make it more affordable it would render gasoline and crude oil worthless.

  • bluzyhound

    Sure and when the 6500 pound Suburban gets hit by the carbon fiber rig say goodbye to grandma.

    Oh I forgot we must regulate not legislate the cars we like to drive off the road.

    I’m all for better fuel mileage, but driving a car that weighs less than me, no thanks.

  • Native_90

    It’s a shame that companies that control governments will find some way to make sure there will be no alternative…

    So many breakthroughs yet greed keeps it all away…

    unfortunate Human Beings

  • Nobimara

    This is the result of minds and hands beyond the norm. Funny,…….mankind only works at this pace when the pressure is on?

  • Brian C

    What’s the over/under on when these students will be murdered? Anyone that dares mess with big oil and all those in the government in bed with them ends up sleeping with the fishes. If these kids are able to improve their design and make it more affordable it would render gasoline and crude oil worthless.

  • Pinto

    But how will it fare in a crash with an 18-wheeler? A Honda Civic? A deer?

  • Pinto

    But how will it fare in a crash with an 18-wheeler? A Honda Civic? A deer?

  • Dustin

    Hydrogen fueled vehicles have literally been around for decades. This is hardly new technology but now that the consumers are getting so fed up with fossil fuels we might see some of these other alternatives more and more.

    However Hydrogen fuel being used on a global scale is still just a dream. It currently takes more energy to make Hydrogen fuel then it puts out so while it would be a great solution it is not yet practical. I foresee magnetic or atomic energy being used before hydrogen unless we can refine our way of producing it that is.

  • GreenNeeds2Bpractical2

    as for comments about automakers….this isn’t an auto-anything…its an experiment. so insulting automakers is silly. They will build what people will buy. And this isnt even designed to be a massproduced car. Ask how fast it was going, how many starts and stops, weather conditions, etc.

    Its GREAT to learn, just dont act like Obama and pass a law saying we should all run out and buy a science experiment for daily duty.

  • GreenNeeds2Bpractical2

    as for comments about automakers….this isn’t an auto-anything…its an experiment. so insulting automakers is silly. They will build what people will buy. And this isnt even designed to be a massproduced car. Ask how fast it was going, how many starts and stops, weather conditions, etc.

    Its GREAT to learn, just dont act like Obama and pass a law saying we should all run out and buy a science experiment for daily duty.

  • David

    First off good job! Now, for the rude part: 1st of all why the in the hell is Shell sponsering this competition, they are in the business of selling oil not finding ways to reduce it. Also, teams competing in the competition do they get to keep their technology or is it property of Shell. And finally, if this car is really what they say it is then the oil companies especially Shell will never let the technology to be produced. A trillion dollar business has more controll and influence than many people think. Hey just look, we invaded a country for oil. What do you think would be done to a small team of individuals that come up with a great idea.

  • David

    First off good job! Now, for the rude part: 1st of all why the in the hell is Shell sponsering this competition, they are in the business of selling oil not finding ways to reduce it. Also, teams competing in the competition do they get to keep their technology or is it property of Shell. And finally, if this car is really what they say it is then the oil companies especially Shell will never let the technology to be produced. A trillion dollar business has more controll and influence than many people think. Hey just look, we invaded a country for oil. What do you think would be done to a small team of individuals that come up with a great idea.

  • matt

    The car is no good because of it’s weight. If a truck hit you you’d be dead. You would risk your life to go over thirty miles an hour. A normal fender bender would be a major accident. Why are’nt we using hydrogen technology in the cars we drive right now?!!!!!

  • matt

    The car is no good because of it’s weight. If a truck hit you you’d be dead. You would risk your life to go over thirty miles an hour. A normal fender bender would be a major accident. Why are’nt we using hydrogen technology in the cars we drive right now?!!!!!

  • Pinto

    But how will it fare in a crash with an 18-wheeler? A Honda Civic? A deer?

  • Dustin

    Hydrogen fueled vehicles have literally been around for decades. This is hardly new technology but now that the consumers are getting so fed up with fossil fuels we might see some of these other alternatives more and more.

    However Hydrogen fuel being used on a global scale is still just a dream. It currently takes more energy to make Hydrogen fuel then it puts out so while it would be a great solution it is not yet practical. I foresee magnetic or atomic energy being used before hydrogen unless we can refine our way of producing it that is.

  • GreenNeeds2Bpractical2

    as for comments about automakers….this isn’t an auto-anything…its an experiment. so insulting automakers is silly. They will build what people will buy. And this isnt even designed to be a massproduced car. Ask how fast it was going, how many starts and stops, weather conditions, etc.

    Its GREAT to learn, just dont act like Obama and pass a law saying we should all run out and buy a science experiment for daily duty.

  • David

    First off good job! Now, for the rude part: 1st of all why the in the hell is Shell sponsering this competition, they are in the business of selling oil not finding ways to reduce it. Also, teams competing in the competition do they get to keep their technology or is it property of Shell. And finally, if this car is really what they say it is then the oil companies especially Shell will never let the technology to be produced. A trillion dollar business has more controll and influence than many people think. Hey just look, we invaded a country for oil. What do you think would be done to a small team of individuals that come up with a great idea.

  • matt

    The car is no good because of it’s weight. If a truck hit you you’d be dead. You would risk your life to go over thirty miles an hour. A normal fender bender would be a major accident. Why are’nt we using hydrogen technology in the cars we drive right now?!!!!!

  • Isac

    So this car only weighs 240lbs…compare that to the average car that weighs anywhere from 1800-2400lbs. Which one do you think would win in a crash? Yea it’s great that this car gets that many miles to the gallon but at this point its too unrealistic. 90% carbon fiber? That car would crush like a beer can in any type of collision.

    I think for know I will stick with my 37mpg Civic.

  • zeke

    I’m sure everyone would like to know how fast it goes and what kind of engine is in it. Is going up hill going to be a task for the car or will it just take it as a breeze.

  • zeke

    I’m sure everyone would like to know how fast it goes and what kind of engine is in it. Is going up hill going to be a task for the car or will it just take it as a breeze.

  • Miguel

    1,300 miles per hour? i could be wrong but is that the distance from Miami to Atlanta [USA], I was thinking, teenagers with their own highway/highways could have cameras on the teen’s highway/road that is constantly been observed by live people…Is a possibility….

  • Miguel

    1,300 miles per hour? i could be wrong but is that the distance from Miami to Atlanta [USA], I was thinking, teenagers with their own highway/highways could have cameras on the teen’s highway/road that is constantly been observed by live people…Is a possibility….

  • Steve

    If we could get people over their “it can’t be done” ignorance we could have these cars on the road and mass produced in 10 years. That is if we could get the politicians and big oil out of the way and let the market take over. Make it profitable and it will be done.

  • Steve

    If we could get people over their “it can’t be done” ignorance we could have these cars on the road and mass produced in 10 years. That is if we could get the politicians and big oil out of the way and let the market take over. Make it profitable and it will be done.

  • unique

    the only thing wrong with this is it cant go fast because it only ways 240lb

  • Isac

    So this car only weighs 240lbs…compare that to the average car that weighs anywhere from 1800-2400lbs. Which one do you think would win in a crash? Yea it’s great that this car gets that many miles to the gallon but at this point its too unrealistic. 90% carbon fiber? That car would crush like a beer can in any type of collision.

    I think for know I will stick with my 37mpg Civic.

  • zeke

    I’m sure everyone would like to know how fast it goes and what kind of engine is in it. Is going up hill going to be a task for the car or will it just take it as a breeze.

  • Miguel

    1,300 miles per hour? i could be wrong but is that the distance from Miami to Atlanta [USA], I was thinking, teenagers with their own highway/highways could have cameras on the teen’s highway/road that is constantly been observed by live people…Is a possibility….

  • Steve

    If we could get people over their “it can’t be done” ignorance we could have these cars on the road and mass produced in 10 years. That is if we could get the politicians and big oil out of the way and let the market take over. Make it profitable and it will be done.

  • unique

    the only thing wrong with this is it cant go fast because it only ways 240lb

  • Max

    I’m gonna wait it out for a little better gas mileage.

  • Max

    I’m gonna wait it out for a little better gas mileage.

  • C_S

    I want one.

  • C_S

    I want one.

  • brandt

    nice just don’t sell out to the oil company’s like everyone else does

  • brandt

    nice just don’t sell out to the oil company’s like everyone else does

  • Taylor

    why does everybody still get so excited about lower MPG when we dont even need the fuel? what about the air car?

  • Taylor

    why does everybody still get so excited about lower MPG when we dont even need the fuel? what about the air car?

  • Taylor

    why does everybody still get so excited about lower MPG when we dont even need the fuel? what about the air car?

  • matzaballboy

    Could you just image when a Ford F-350 full of drunk redneck runs over something like. The next day they will all be at walmart trying to get hunting licencs to go get one so they can hang it on thier wall of the tralor.They should of played Sammy HAgar’s song I CANT DRIVE 55

  • matzaballboy

    Could you just image when a Ford F-350 full of drunk redneck runs over something like. The next day they will all be at walmart trying to get hunting licencs to go get one so they can hang it on thier wall of the tralor.They should of played Sammy HAgar’s song I CANT DRIVE 55

  • Max

    I’m gonna wait it out for a little better gas mileage.

  • C_S

    I want one.

  • brandt

    nice just don’t sell out to the oil company’s like everyone else does

  • cookies

    it is awsome i sure want to have one

  • cookies

    it is awsome i sure want to have one

  • Rutabaker

    I hope Uncle B dies in a urine and stool bio-fire.

  • Rutabaker

    I hope Uncle B dies in a urine and stool bio-fire.

  • EcoCitizen

    Unfortunately, innovations in fuel conservation are nothing new. Machines and technology similar to this have been around at least since the 1970’s. Because of the influential automotive and oil lobbies, we are stuck with the gas guzzling cars many insist on driving today. May the tires of this car someday meet the roads of America!

  • EcoCitizen

    Unfortunately, innovations in fuel conservation are nothing new. Machines and technology similar to this have been around at least since the 1970’s. Because of the influential automotive and oil lobbies, we are stuck with the gas guzzling cars many insist on driving today. May the tires of this car someday meet the roads of America!

  • Khalid Khan

    Hey Great Job Guys!

    Wish I was involve with such a project. You are not doing a service to your country or the world but entire humanity to come…

    P.S how about a bigger engine and faster even half the MPG. I think it would be great success even in today’s market.

    God Bless! Mashallah!:)

    Khalid

  • whoohoo

    Cool cleaner fuel, but how will it stand/ rate in automobile crashes??

  • whoohoo

    Cool cleaner fuel, but how will it stand/ rate in automobile crashes??

  • mjtuvok

    what is truly sad is that some stupid oil company or american corporation will most likely buy the patent lock it up and throw away the key and pretend as though this never happened. Of course they will just wait until we have exhausted all fossil fuels and once we are all desparate thew pull it out, modify it and charge 4 times what they should.

    The other option is all the people on the team meet with fatal “accidents” …sorry I dont trust the establishment to do what is in the planets best interest when there are billions to be made.

  • Geologist

    We will never run out of fossil fuel! This is just a big waste of time, money, and effort!

  • Geologist

    We will never run out of fossil fuel! This is just a big waste of time, money, and effort!

  • Whoa.

    Yowza! That’s one amazing car! The advances in eco-friendly vehicle technology are astounding these days. I still can’t get over the 568km on only a liter of feul! And the 110kg weight. Simply amazing.

  • Whoa.

    Yowza! That’s one amazing car! The advances in eco-friendly vehicle technology are astounding these days. I still can’t get over the 568km on only a liter of feul! And the 110kg weight. Simply amazing.

  • cookies

    it is awsome i sure want to have one

  • Rutabaker

    I hope Uncle B dies in a urine and stool bio-fire.

  • EcoCitizen

    Unfortunately, innovations in fuel conservation are nothing new. Machines and technology similar to this have been around at least since the 1970’s. Because of the influential automotive and oil lobbies, we are stuck with the gas guzzling cars many insist on driving today. May the tires of this car someday meet the roads of America!

  • Khalid Khan

    Hey Great Job Guys!

    Wish I was involve with such a project. You are not doing a service to your country or the world but entire humanity to come…

    P.S how about a bigger engine and faster even half the MPG. I think it would be great success even in today’s market.

    God Bless! Mashallah!:)

    Khalid

  • whoohoo

    Cool cleaner fuel, but how will it stand/ rate in automobile crashes??

  • mjtuvok

    what is truly sad is that some stupid oil company or american corporation will most likely buy the patent lock it up and throw away the key and pretend as though this never happened. Of course they will just wait until we have exhausted all fossil fuels and once we are all desparate thew pull it out, modify it and charge 4 times what they should.

    The other option is all the people on the team meet with fatal “accidents” …sorry I dont trust the establishment to do what is in the planets best interest when there are billions to be made.

  • Geologist

    We will never run out of fossil fuel! This is just a big waste of time, money, and effort!

  • Whoa.

    Yowza! That’s one amazing car! The advances in eco-friendly vehicle technology are astounding these days. I still can’t get over the 568km on only a liter of feul! And the 110kg weight. Simply amazing.

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  • awesome rater

    AWESOME!!! thats so cool because they could possibly use that whenever they want to, but how fast does it go????

  • awesome rater

    AWESOME!!! thats so cool because they could possibly use that whenever they want to, but how fast does it go????

  • awesome rater

    AWESOME!!! thats so cool because they could possibly use that whenever they want to, but how fast does it go????

  • lol

    crap

  • Max Reid

    Congrats to those researchers on this achievement.

    An ideal car should carry atleast 4 passengers and should give a high mileage and should also be affordable. Hope these researchers will come with such car soon.

    1 such car is this.

    http://smallcheapcar.blogspot.com/2008/10/pininfarina-bollore-b0-electric-compact.html

    Apart from automobile world, it will be better if every individual can switch off their lights, TV’s, Monitors and other electrical gadgets when not in use.

    This will reduce energy consumption a lot.

    BTW, America’s oil consumption in 2008 was 6% lesser than 2007. Its partly because of recession and partly because of buying more fuel efficient vehicles.

  • Max Reid

    Congrats to those researchers on this achievement.

    An ideal car should carry atleast 4 passengers and should give a high mileage and should also be affordable. Hope these researchers will come with such car soon.

    1 such car is this.

    http://smallcheapcar.blogspot.com/2008/10/pininfarina-bollore-b0-electric-compact.html

    Apart from automobile world, it will be better if every individual can switch off their lights, TV’s, Monitors and other electrical gadgets when not in use.

    This will reduce energy consumption a lot.

    BTW, America’s oil consumption in 2008 was 6% lesser than 2007. Its partly because of recession and partly because of buying more fuel efficient vehicles.

  • Randy

    I sure do miss the rain down in Africa. Toto rules

  • Randy

    I sure do miss the rain down in Africa. Toto rules

  • g

    this is wounderful get government motors a shot at it

  • g

    this is wounderful get government motors a shot at it

  • ra

    sweet a car that fits one person and can be flipped over by a gust of wind because it weighs so little

  • ra

    sweet a car that fits one person and can be flipped over by a gust of wind because it weighs so little

  • Dave

    Uncle B…… are you wearing a helmet?

  • lol

    crap

  • Max Reid

    Congrats to those researchers on this achievement.

    An ideal car should carry atleast 4 passengers and should give a high mileage and should also be affordable. Hope these researchers will come with such car soon.

    1 such car is this.

    http://smallcheapcar.blogspot.com/2008/10/pininfarina-bollore-b0-electric-compact.html

    Apart from automobile world, it will be better if every individual can switch off their lights, TV’s, Monitors and other electrical gadgets when not in use.

    This will reduce energy consumption a lot.

    BTW, America’s oil consumption in 2008 was 6% lesser than 2007. Its partly because of recession and partly because of buying more fuel efficient vehicles.

  • Randy

    I sure do miss the rain down in Africa. Toto rules

  • g

    this is wounderful get government motors a shot at it

  • ra

    sweet a car that fits one person and can be flipped over by a gust of wind because it weighs so little

  • Dave

    Uncle B…… are you wearing a helmet?

  • Realistic

    Well we didn’t go from 40 mpg cars to 1336mpg in one jump. There have been many others who have got incredible mileage only to be stifled. Some just aren’t cost effective. I wouldn’t get excited yet. At 240 pounds it can’t withstand a bicycle crash, heavy rain, wind or a snowball from a teenager. Probably one passenger. Probably 4 mph with no wind and it won’t come with ac, stereo, or anything that squeezes any energy from its power plant. Make it drive on the road, be safe, cost effective and reliable, then tell me the fuel mileage and the sticker price. Till then, keep working at it.

  • Realistic

    Well we didn’t go from 40 mpg cars to 1336mpg in one jump. There have been many others who have got incredible mileage only to be stifled. Some just aren’t cost effective. I wouldn’t get excited yet. At 240 pounds it can’t withstand a bicycle crash, heavy rain, wind or a snowball from a teenager. Probably one passenger. Probably 4 mph with no wind and it won’t come with ac, stereo, or anything that squeezes any energy from its power plant. Make it drive on the road, be safe, cost effective and reliable, then tell me the fuel mileage and the sticker price. Till then, keep working at it.

  • Robert

    I like the big “Shell” sticker on the hood. So much for thinking that the big oil companies are trying to suppress the advancement of alternative fuels.

  • KimG

    Wow….truly amazing!! How I would simply love one of these cars!

  • KimG

    Wow….truly amazing!! How I would simply love one of these cars!

  • Realistic

    Well we didn’t go from 40 mpg cars to 1336mpg in one jump. There have been many others who have got incredible mileage only to be stifled. Some just aren’t cost effective. I wouldn’t get excited yet. At 240 pounds it can’t withstand a bicycle crash, heavy rain, wind or a snowball from a teenager. Probably one passenger. Probably 4 mph with no wind and it won’t come with ac, stereo, or anything that squeezes any energy from its power plant. Make it drive on the road, be safe, cost effective and reliable, then tell me the fuel mileage and the sticker price. Till then, keep working at it.

  • Robert

    I like the big “Shell” sticker on the hood. So much for thinking that the big oil companies are trying to suppress the advancement of alternative fuels.

  • KimG

    Wow….truly amazing!! How I would simply love one of these cars!

  • Olix

    I Hope this goes out in the Market Soooon…

  • reality

    big fucking deal.

    same old, same old. use a windmill, get an alternative fuel vehicle, install solar panels on your home, all if you have a enough money to pay for it. green is as it always has been, for those who already have it.

  • reality

    big fucking deal.

    same old, same old. use a windmill, get an alternative fuel vehicle, install solar panels on your home, all if you have a enough money to pay for it. green is as it always has been, for those who already have it.

  • http://www.businesspipeline.com helpbusinesses

    These are people who should be getting out money to change the world. This is just impressive and I’m sure could translate into everyday life usage. Will some industries suffer? Yes but so won’t the a lot of other things if you don’t make and embrace changes such as these. @helpbusinesses on twitter

  • http://jameshamiltonmoore.com JAMES MOORE

    I find it very interesting that people wish to pursue these hydrogen and ethanol vehicles. These fuels are a lot more explosive and burn much hotter than gasoline; we’ll see how popular they are, after the public see’s how destructive future accidents can be.

  • Olix

    I Hope this goes out in the Market Soooon…

  • reality

    big fucking deal.

    same old, same old. use a windmill, get an alternative fuel vehicle, install solar panels on your home, all if you have a enough money to pay for it. green is as it always has been, for those who already have it.

  • http://www.businesspipeline.com helpbusinesses

    These are people who should be getting out money to change the world. This is just impressive and I’m sure could translate into everyday life usage. Will some industries suffer? Yes but so won’t the a lot of other things if you don’t make and embrace changes such as these. @helpbusinesses on twitter

  • http://jameshamiltonmoore.com JAMES MOORE

    I find it very interesting that people wish to pursue these hydrogen and ethanol vehicles. These fuels are a lot more explosive and burn much hotter than gasoline; we’ll see how popular they are, after the public see’s how destructive future accidents can be.

  • Moe Death

    Gee, that’s great… now when you invent a car with that kind of mileage capable of carrying my band, the road crew and all our gear, let me know.

    By the way, if you get into an accident, do you call a guy with a broom and a bucket instead of a tow truck?

  • Moe Death

    Gee, that’s great… now when you invent a car with that kind of mileage capable of carrying my band, the road crew and all our gear, let me know.

    By the way, if you get into an accident, do you call a guy with a broom and a bucket instead of a tow truck?

  • Olix

    Go Go Go Go Go

  • Olix

    Go Go Go Go Go

  • Pruitt

    Great technology but the drive to NASA to refill would be rediculous.

  • Pruitt

    Great technology but the drive to NASA to refill would be rediculous.

  • Chuck Stillman

    I would love to see that toy run a red light when I’m going through the intersection in my 1999 Ford F-150, and see who survives! The GEEK, or the MAN in the AMERICAN Truck! If it was not for AMERICAN’S the Turks would be speaking German!!

  • ANGELANSWERS

    I believe that nothing is impossible with God if we progress with bio-products, then the world is no longer burden with the trash of progressism.

    Carbon has been around since God spoke it into existence. Plastic bags, non-degradeable styroform, and etc. Can be replaced by many carbon refuse. For example, corn and the plant can be used in place of plastics. Corn has a natural ingredient that bonds and seals, that can be resilient against leakages. For example when molded to a particular shape such as fast food containers. Rice can be used to takeout fast food, and can be eaten or disposed off anywhere. These product has a high bio-degrading point, and is quickly decomposed. America get on the bandwagon, let show the world what we can do, with our high-technological savor, and social communties, as well.

    We are the example for all countries. Hallelujah!!

  • kyle

    its cool, but if you crash your done

  • Pruitt

    Probably not. With the weight of it you would probably die in it.

  • http://champok.synthasite.com Anonymous

    i’m so amazaed a car that goes 1,336 miles to the gallon thats a lot of milage and if they’re making an unpiloted aircraft i want to be there when they do

  • http://champok.synthasite.com Anonymous

    i’m so amazaed a car that goes 1,336 miles to the gallon thats a lot of milage and if they’re making an unpiloted aircraft i want to be there when they do

  • Moe Death

    Gee, that’s great… now when you invent a car with that kind of mileage capable of carrying my band, the road crew and all our gear, let me know.

    By the way, if you get into an accident, do you call a guy with a broom and a bucket instead of a tow truck?

  • Olix

    Go Go Go Go Go

  • Pruitt

    Great technology but the drive to NASA to refill would be rediculous.

  • Chuck Stillman

    I would love to see that toy run a red light when I’m going through the intersection in my 1999 Ford F-150, and see who survives! The GEEK, or the MAN in the AMERICAN Truck! If it was not for AMERICAN’S the Turks would be speaking German!!

  • ANGELANSWERS

    I believe that nothing is impossible with God if we progress with bio-products, then the world is no longer burden with the trash of progressism.

    Carbon has been around since God spoke it into existence. Plastic bags, non-degradeable styroform, and etc. Can be replaced by many carbon refuse. For example, corn and the plant can be used in place of plastics. Corn has a natural ingredient that bonds and seals, that can be resilient against leakages. For example when molded to a particular shape such as fast food containers. Rice can be used to takeout fast food, and can be eaten or disposed off anywhere. These product has a high bio-degrading point, and is quickly decomposed. America get on the bandwagon, let show the world what we can do, with our high-technological savor, and social communties, as well.

    We are the example for all countries. Hallelujah!!

  • kyle

    its cool, but if you crash your done

  • Pruitt

    Probably not. With the weight of it you would probably die in it.

  • http://champok.synthasite.com Anonymous

    i’m so amazaed a car that goes 1,336 miles to the gallon thats a lot of milage and if they’re making an unpiloted aircraft i want to be there when they do

  • seeaeytch

    There’s no evidence WHATSOEVER that cars, hydrogen, oxygen, water, or roads exist. Our government has admitted this several times and still people make these ridiculous claims about all this magic and advanced technology that our best scientists have proven can not exist. These people that wrote this are a bunch of MORONS. It’s sad that there are people out there who believe this nonsense. Get a life people, stop living in a fantasy world and believing everything you hear, and learn to read an actual book before you rot your pea brains any further.

  • alex

    that sucks that car blows good on gas but that is it

  • Joshua

    I don’t really think it matters what it costs just to build one. Get the car companies mass producing these baby’s and the price to make the car and to get the parts will come down.

  • kawlidgestudent

    Great accomplishment but what does Africa or Toto have to do with technology and being green?

    maybe Green mind, Earth day, We are scientist would have been more appropriate, no?

  • glenn

    these kids and their vehicle will disappear and you’ll never hear about them again after reading this article. why? because there are people in power who will not allow a car that gets 1,336 mpg to be available to the general public. the oil industry will collapse, along with the world economy, and the vety powerful people will lose everything. do you think they’d allow that? no way.

    a car that ran on only water was invented in the mid-90’s, and there was talk about it replacing replacing vehicles that ran on fossil fuels. do you know what happened to it? the guy who invented it died of mysterious, unknown causes and the prototype he built was stolen right outta his garage.

    in other words, the kids who built this hydrogen car are SO screwed.

  • D Barefoot

    I like the looks of this car and the idea of 1000 plus miles. First such car of its nature to catch my eye. However i have no intention of giving up my 1949 gmc 1 ton pickup or my 62 corvette tho i would buy one to supplement my other two vehicles when and if they become affordable. As far as the other comments i read give up steak no way. And as far as war goes i hate to shatter your dream world but as long as humans inhabit the earth there will be wars.-oldsklmarine

  • seeaeytch

    There’s no evidence WHATSOEVER that cars, hydrogen, oxygen, water, or roads exist. Our government has admitted this several times and still people make these ridiculous claims about all this magic and advanced technology that our best scientists have proven can not exist. These people that wrote this are a bunch of MORONS. It’s sad that there are people out there who believe this nonsense. Get a life people, stop living in a fantasy world and believing everything you hear, and learn to read an actual book before you rot your pea brains any further.

  • alex

    that sucks that car blows good on gas but that is it

  • Joshua

    I don’t really think it matters what it costs just to build one. Get the car companies mass producing these baby’s and the price to make the car and to get the parts will come down.

  • kawlidgestudent

    Great accomplishment but what does Africa or Toto have to do with technology and being green?

    maybe Green mind, Earth day, We are scientist would have been more appropriate, no?

  • glenn

    these kids and their vehicle will disappear and you’ll never hear about them again after reading this article. why? because there are people in power who will not allow a car that gets 1,336 mpg to be available to the general public. the oil industry will collapse, along with the world economy, and the vety powerful people will lose everything. do you think they’d allow that? no way.

    a car that ran on only water was invented in the mid-90’s, and there was talk about it replacing replacing vehicles that ran on fossil fuels. do you know what happened to it? the guy who invented it died of mysterious, unknown causes and the prototype he built was stolen right outta his garage.

    in other words, the kids who built this hydrogen car are SO screwed.

  • D Barefoot

    I like the looks of this car and the idea of 1000 plus miles. First such car of its nature to catch my eye. However i have no intention of giving up my 1949 gmc 1 ton pickup or my 62 corvette tho i would buy one to supplement my other two vehicles when and if they become affordable. As far as the other comments i read give up steak no way. And as far as war goes i hate to shatter your dream world but as long as humans inhabit the earth there will be wars.-oldsklmarine

  • steve

    couldnt make it to 1337 shame shame

  • alex

    that car sucks all its good for is gas

  • Not so fast

    Per Wikipedia:

    “People who follow a strict vegetarian diet make up 20–42% of the population in India, while less than 30% are regular meat-eaters.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_cuisine)

    I’m not saying Americans aren’t obese due to diet, but let’s not act like India is purely vegetarian. Significantly, yes. But it’s not a purely vegetarian society.

  • Inspired

    It’s matter of time. If we all pull together..the time of change will come much sooner. It’s about courage and vision which the auto industry lacks.

  • Ed K

    OK – 170K for the prototype. Detroit easily spends 10X that. So – lets get full production pricing – guarentee this comes in competitive to current vehicles. Venture capitalists get on this one!

  • initialD

    Soooo what kinda speeds are we looking at?

  • steve

    couldnt make it to 1337 shame shame

  • alex

    that car sucks all its good for is gas

  • Not so fast

    Per Wikipedia:

    “People who follow a strict vegetarian diet make up 20–42% of the population in India, while less than 30% are regular meat-eaters.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_cuisine)

    I’m not saying Americans aren’t obese due to diet, but let’s not act like India is purely vegetarian. Significantly, yes. But it’s not a purely vegetarian society.

  • Inspired

    It’s matter of time. If we all pull together..the time of change will come much sooner. It’s about courage and vision which the auto industry lacks.

  • http://yahoonews Coach

    Interesting video, only one problem, they left out any reference/assembly of the power plant they are using. Like any engineer, I would like to view the main concept behind this vehicle, the power plant. Carbon fiber is not that difficult to fabricate, neither would an aluminum, magnesium or titanium chassis but the trick is in the power plant. I see SHELL sponsored the project in some manner, perhaps it will go the way of a project that I was once involved in back in the 70’s. We were able to get 80+ mpg out of a motor built from scratch, the block was two square plates of one inch steel welded into a square box utilizing four motorcycle cranks at each corner, four VW air cooled cylinder sets and a modified VW head that rotated in the center using only one spark plug. What happened to that project : someone ( big oil ? ) bought the rights to the completed project and put it on the shelf.

    Big oil is necessary to supply our needs but they don’t like competition or anything that threatens their profitability or their future earnings. Add to that the inept, politically motivated congress and you have the same mind numbing intellect that that runs our post office and medicare systems. UNTIL GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION/OVERSIGHT IS ELIMINATED, DON’T EXPECT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN IN REGARDS TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS OR REAL FUEL ECONOMY ADVANCES.

  • Ed K

    OK – 170K for the prototype. Detroit easily spends 10X that. So – lets get full production pricing – guarentee this comes in competitive to current vehicles. Venture capitalists get on this one!

  • initialD

    Soooo what kinda speeds are we looking at?

  • a_sucker_is_born_every_minute

    Like my mom always says sometimes “if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is”. I noticed in the article that there was absolutely nothing negative mentioned about the car that supposedly gets 1,336 mpg. That makes me very suspicious. It doesn’t matter if the car gets 1,000,000 mpg if nobody buys it. And unless it is functional for everyday life, nobody is going to buy it.

    And as for you uncle B, the American dream of liberty and freedom from tyrannical, dictatorial central government may very well be dead … thanks to environmental wackos such as yourself. If that is the case all I can say is “Come quickly, Lord Jesus, for there is no hope left for this world.”

  • Thomas B.

    I am confused was that with or without a driver?

    and did anyone notice the stickers on the car.

    and to Uncle B. You mention those other countries and what they do. that is all that they do because that is all that they have.

    being poor is not a lifestyle choice.

  • Matt

    I wonder how many days it took to design and complete the build

  • Bryan

    not sure what to think. Great job but you know our government wont ever let this be on the streets. their oil profits will go down and they wont allow that

  • summer school guy

    this is what north korea should be trying to do instead of trying to make some nuclear missles

  • Greg

    170K,… gee that is almost as much as a Caddy that only gets 18 mpg. How about that?

  • a_sucker_is_born_every_minute

    Like my mom always says sometimes “if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is”. I noticed in the article that there was absolutely nothing negative mentioned about the car that supposedly gets 1,336 mpg. That makes me very suspicious. It doesn’t matter if the car gets 1,000,000 mpg if nobody buys it. And unless it is functional for everyday life, nobody is going to buy it.

    And as for you uncle B, the American dream of liberty and freedom from tyrannical, dictatorial central government may very well be dead … thanks to environmental wackos such as yourself. If that is the case all I can say is “Come quickly, Lord Jesus, for there is no hope left for this world.”

  • Thomas B.

    I am confused was that with or without a driver?

    and did anyone notice the stickers on the car.

    and to Uncle B. You mention those other countries and what they do. that is all that they do because that is all that they have.

    being poor is not a lifestyle choice.

  • Matt

    I wonder how many days it took to design and complete the build

  • Bryan

    not sure what to think. Great job but you know our government wont ever let this be on the streets. their oil profits will go down and they wont allow that

  • summer school guy

    this is what north korea should be trying to do instead of trying to make some nuclear missles

  • Greg

    170K,… gee that is almost as much as a Caddy that only gets 18 mpg. How about that?

  • Ed K

    Oh, just had to add a second comment – What the He%& is a Shell Logo doing on this car????? Guess you can negate my prior comment – you’ll never see this one on the road!

  • http://urmom.com josh

    i still like the turbo diesel f250’s alot better.

  • bob

    Man I wish people will keep their political beliefs to themselves. And while you are at it, read and learn something…

    Outside of that, good job to the student who did this. Great project!!

  • Miguel

    on 3 gallons of that thing you could go from 1 tip of California to the next tip…what about safety features…What about teens having 40 miles per hour…You see maybe your car coming at 60 miles per hours will destroy the other car because is made out of metal and the collision force for metal is going to be higher…But if there is a teenagers highway where you only see that car traveling the collision force is not going to be that strong because is a fiber car colliding another fiber car…is not a metal/iron car colliding another iron car…

  • jdiesel

    you know the oil companies will never allow this car to see the light of day right

  • Ed K

    Oh, just had to add a second comment – What the He%& is a Shell Logo doing on this car????? Guess you can negate my prior comment – you’ll never see this one on the road!

  • http://urmom.com josh

    i still like the turbo diesel f250’s alot better.

  • bob

    Man I wish people will keep their political beliefs to themselves. And while you are at it, read and learn something…

    Outside of that, good job to the student who did this. Great project!!

  • Miguel

    on 3 gallons of that thing you could go from 1 tip of California to the next tip…what about safety features…What about teens having 40 miles per hour…You see maybe your car coming at 60 miles per hours will destroy the other car because is made out of metal and the collision force for metal is going to be higher…But if there is a teenagers highway where you only see that car traveling the collision force is not going to be that strong because is a fiber car colliding another fiber car…is not a metal/iron car colliding another iron car…

  • jdiesel

    you know the oil companies will never allow this car to see the light of day right

  • Kemal

    Turkish scientists and engineers are among the brightest and innovative people in the world. Their creativity and rigour see have resulted in cutting edge technology in the field of CIGs solar energy, nuclear energy, applied mathematics and medicine, to name a few. Sadly, many of these people work for organizations and companies in the United States and Europe. How can you blame them when ministries from science to art are being run by people according to the length of their beards. How can you blame them when American supported Islamic organisations like Fetulah Gulen based in New Jersey continue a program of Islamification of institutions from the police to the subtle implementation of sharia laws into it’s legal system. How can you blame them when women are asked by an ever growing society schooled by mulahs in mandrasas to cover their heads or have acid thrown in their face? This is the reality of the situation in Turkey. I won’t blame most of these young students if they would like to leave. If you ask them, more than half will, and it is not an easy decision.

  • lucky

    Though I too… feel great about the achievement. I am hopeful, and feel great about its implications. Let’s not forget the one’s that would say…” its non-sense” that this article is published by a “tree hugging” extremist’s. Just trying to shove down our throats… There own version of propaganda. Of course the oil companies know who we are talking about. The only reel argument that can be made against it… is jumping to soon… At what cost does this come. Every action has a reaction. Does the mass production of such a car, and its future implicated technologies. Mean an even more harmful side effect than oil does. I.e. carbon fibers- what could they harm if mass produced more so than they are now. Human beings have always reveled at there achievements and thrown it out there all too often… without understanding the repercussions. I suppose we could also argue, that what’s a life worth living, without some risk…. What the hell go for it. Part of why we have succeeded is by taking risks other life forms can’t. Because there instinct won’t let them.

  • Kemal

    Turkish scientists and engineers are among the brightest and innovative people in the world. Their creativity and rigour see have resulted in cutting edge technology in the field of CIGs solar energy, nuclear energy, applied mathematics and medicine, to name a few. Sadly, many of these people work for organizations and companies in the United States and Europe. How can you blame them when ministries from science to art are being run by people according to the length of their beards. How can you blame them when American supported Islamic organisations like Fetulah Gulen based in New Jersey continue a program of Islamification of institutions from the police to the subtle implementation of sharia laws into it’s legal system. How can you blame them when women are asked by an ever growing society schooled by mulahs in mandrasas to cover their heads or have acid thrown in their face? This is the reality of the situation in Turkey. I won’t blame most of these young students if they would like to leave. If you ask them, more than half will, and it is not an easy decision.

  • lucky

    Though I too… feel great about the achievement. I am hopeful, and feel great about its implications. Let’s not forget the one’s that would say…” its non-sense” that this article is published by a “tree hugging” extremist’s. Just trying to shove down our throats… There own version of propaganda. Of course the oil companies know who we are talking about. The only reel argument that can be made against it… is jumping to soon… At what cost does this come. Every action has a reaction. Does the mass production of such a car, and its future implicated technologies. Mean an even more harmful side effect than oil does. I.e. carbon fibers- what could they harm if mass produced more so than they are now. Human beings have always reveled at there achievements and thrown it out there all too often… without understanding the repercussions. I suppose we could also argue, that what’s a life worth living, without some risk…. What the hell go for it. Part of why we have succeeded is by taking risks other life forms can’t. Because there instinct won’t let them.

  • max

    hey uncle B you are such a moron. You and the rest of the liberals in this world need to stop pissing all over the hand that has afforded you the chance to write a response on a computer you may own all by your self. Most of the world does not have the luxury of using a computer of their own because they live in a government controlled society. You so smugly complain about “working for the man” when you should be thankful that you have the freedom to own your own posesions. I wish I had the time to respond to every point you made in that page long liberal spew you spit out of your mouth but I don’t. I will, however, make one request of you. Before you spout off half cocked about things you know very little about, stop, think, and research and at least have half the knowledge you need to make statements about eating meat and all vegie diets that other countries that are run by ruthless dictators that live high on the hog and give their people a mere pittance of what they deserve for their hard work. until then shut the hell up!!!!!!!!!

  • Michael

    Quuiick take this site down now I work for exxon!!!!!1

  • Thien

    lol i want to see sumone driving that 240 pound car? run into a real car. like an american car or sumthing like a gmc or u no wat i mean. a heavy car. i no my english suks. im13 T_T

  • Jeff

    Apply this to something the everyday family can use and then I’ll get excited.

  • Rahul

    This is a huge breakthrough, I am just worried about safety but i am pretty sure most of the drivers are ready to adapt accordingly and welcome the change.

  • max

    hey uncle B you are such a moron. You and the rest of the liberals in this world need to stop pissing all over the hand that has afforded you the chance to write a response on a computer you may own all by your self. Most of the world does not have the luxury of using a computer of their own because they live in a government controlled society. You so smugly complain about “working for the man” when you should be thankful that you have the freedom to own your own posesions. I wish I had the time to respond to every point you made in that page long liberal spew you spit out of your mouth but I don’t. I will, however, make one request of you. Before you spout off half cocked about things you know very little about, stop, think, and research and at least have half the knowledge you need to make statements about eating meat and all vegie diets that other countries that are run by ruthless dictators that live high on the hog and give their people a mere pittance of what they deserve for their hard work. until then shut the hell up!!!!!!!!!

  • Michael

    Quuiick take this site down now I work for exxon!!!!!1

  • Thien

    lol i want to see sumone driving that 240 pound car? run into a real car. like an american car or sumthing like a gmc or u no wat i mean. a heavy car. i no my english suks. im13 T_T

  • Jeff

    Apply this to something the everyday family can use and then I’ll get excited.

  • Rahul

    This is a huge breakthrough, I am just worried about safety but i am pretty sure most of the drivers are ready to adapt accordingly and welcome the change.

  • joe nameth

    great song on the video!!! classic

  • http://www.arizonacarpetcleaners.net arizona carpet cleaning

    These kids built it from scratch. If a major corporation could mass produce using the ideas from this…then maybe. But never expect a real cheap car to be made. The car companies still need to make their profit. Still, kudos to these bright kids.

  • Ron

    As you can see — gas mileage is all about minimizing the weight of the vehicle. Typical cars weigh around 2,500 to 4,000 pounds. The car in this example weighs only 240 pounds.

    If this car had a very small, mini gasoline engine on it — it would also get a very high MPG on it as well (maybe not in the 1,000 plus MPG but something in the several hundred miles per gallon..)

  • Natural Resource

    Excellent work, however this isn’t a very logical route to solving oil consumption/ pollution, we could however turn to a much more sensible solution, say i dunno maybe hemp fuel? I am pretty sure that is what the inventor of the diesel engine, Rudolph Diesel created it to run on. http://www.mail-archive.com/ctrl@listserv.aol.com/msg122519.html

  • joe nameth

    great song on the video!!! classic

  • http://www.arizonacarpetcleaners.net arizona carpet cleaning

    These kids built it from scratch. If a major corporation could mass produce using the ideas from this…then maybe. But never expect a real cheap car to be made. The car companies still need to make their profit. Still, kudos to these bright kids.

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  • Ron

    As you can see — gas mileage is all about minimizing the weight of the vehicle. Typical cars weigh around 2,500 to 4,000 pounds. The car in this example weighs only 240 pounds.

    If this car had a very small, mini gasoline engine on it — it would also get a very high MPG on it as well (maybe not in the 1,000 plus MPG but something in the several hundred miles per gallon..)

  • Natural Resource

    Excellent work, however this isn’t a very logical route to solving oil consumption/ pollution, we could however turn to a much more sensible solution, say i dunno maybe hemp fuel? I am pretty sure that is what the inventor of the diesel engine, Rudolph Diesel created it to run on. http://www.mail-archive.com/ctrl@listserv.aol.com/msg122519.html

  • the thinker

    a 240 pounds car?!? good idea but is it really safe? i just imagine myself driving one of these in the highway and having a 16-wheeler passing me… the wake effect from the wind is going to send me to to the ditch.

  • misanthrope

    looks cool….too bad you could die in a head on collision with a moped…

  • Hank

    You knuckleheads! It costs more than a foreclosed home and a sligthly above average man could flip it over without help!

    Keep working on it, but for now, oil is king.

  • Hank

    You knuckleheads! It costs more than a foreclosed home and a sligthly above average man could flip it over without help!

    Keep working on it, but for now, oil is king.

  • Fast

    The car is small, but dang thats a very very very nice job. I hope big time car makers make those kinds of car too, but i doubt that they’ll sell it for a little price.

    Good Job Guys&Girls on the team that built the car, more blessings!

  • Adrian

    Holy crap thats one MPG away from LEET… too bad FAIL

  • Adrian

    Holy crap thats one MPG away from LEET… too bad FAIL

  • the thinker

    a 240 pounds car?!? good idea but is it really safe? i just imagine myself driving one of these in the highway and having a 16-wheeler passing me… the wake effect from the wind is going to send me to to the ditch.

  • misanthrope

    looks cool….too bad you could die in a head on collision with a moped…

  • Hank

    You knuckleheads! It costs more than a foreclosed home and a sligthly above average man could flip it over without help!

    Keep working on it, but for now, oil is king.

  • Fast

    The car is small, but dang thats a very very very nice job. I hope big time car makers make those kinds of car too, but i doubt that they’ll sell it for a little price.

    Good Job Guys&Girls on the team that built the car, more blessings!

  • http://N/A LEO CHARLEY

    TO BUILD A CAR THAT DRIVE SO MANY MILES ON A LITER OF GASOLINE IS BEYOND MARVELOUS IT IS AN EXTRA ORDERNARY ACCOMPLISHMENT AND I DO HOPE THAT THIS ENGINEERING IS THEM FUTURE OF GENERATION TO COME HIGH FIVE FOR YOU BROTHERS LEO CHARLEY

  • Adrian

    Holy crap thats one MPG away from LEET… too bad FAIL

  • Mike

    Awesome fuel efficiency, sweet look, but just curious about how safe a tiny 240 pound car would be in a crash? It’s a VERY impressive car I must say.

  • Gamer

    that’s amazing…the car looks extremely cool and on top of that its economic :O hell, with the amount of money you can save when you fill you the tank (if hydrogen is as expensive as gas, that is) maybe it worth it in the long run to dish out the 170,000+ (keep in mind this is only the product cost, according to the article…it’ll more likely cost around 220-250k to actually buy one in my opinion). anyway, definitely a step forward in ecologic technology. i can imagine seeing cars like this one around the streets in 5-10 years or so.

  • Gamer

    that’s amazing…the car looks extremely cool and on top of that its economic :O hell, with the amount of money you can save when you fill you the tank (if hydrogen is as expensive as gas, that is) maybe it worth it in the long run to dish out the 170,000+ (keep in mind this is only the product cost, according to the article…it’ll more likely cost around 220-250k to actually buy one in my opinion). anyway, definitely a step forward in ecologic technology. i can imagine seeing cars like this one around the streets in 5-10 years or so.

  • seth

    i need something like that, seriously. it just needs to have a little bit more room so i can have at least one passenger. i hope this kind of technology becomes less expensive soon, and comes over here.

  • seth

    i need something like that, seriously. it just needs to have a little bit more room so i can have at least one passenger. i hope this kind of technology becomes less expensive soon, and comes over here.

  • Brian Jackson

    What’s the point of building that car when it can never be used by the average person. If I try to drive a car that weighs 240 pounds and I get in an accident I am as good as dead. Safety is more important than crazy gas mileage.

  • Mike

    Awesome fuel efficiency, sweet look, but just curious about how safe a tiny 240 pound car would be in a crash? It’s a VERY impressive car I must say.

  • Gamer

    that’s amazing…the car looks extremely cool and on top of that its economic :O hell, with the amount of money you can save when you fill you the tank (if hydrogen is as expensive as gas, that is) maybe it worth it in the long run to dish out the 170,000+ (keep in mind this is only the product cost, according to the article…it’ll more likely cost around 220-250k to actually buy one in my opinion). anyway, definitely a step forward in ecologic technology. i can imagine seeing cars like this one around the streets in 5-10 years or so.

  • seth

    i need something like that, seriously. it just needs to have a little bit more room so i can have at least one passenger. i hope this kind of technology becomes less expensive soon, and comes over here.

  • Brian Jackson

    What’s the point of building that car when it can never be used by the average person. If I try to drive a car that weighs 240 pounds and I get in an accident I am as good as dead. Safety is more important than crazy gas mileage.

  • Guy

    im glad to see students hard at work, however they’ve got some ways to go. the winning car got 2,757.1MPG…

    http://www.shell.us/home/content/usa/aboutshell/media_center/news_and_press_releases/2009/2009shellecomarathonamericas_finalresults.html

  • Guy

    im glad to see students hard at work, however they’ve got some ways to go. the winning car got 2,757.1MPG…

    http://www.shell.us/home/content/usa/aboutshell/media_center/news_and_press_releases/2009/2009shellecomarathonamericas_finalresults.html

  • Guy

    im glad to see students hard at work, however they’ve got some ways to go. the winning car got 2,757.1MPG…

    http://www.shell.us/home/content/usa/aboutshell/media_center/news_and_press_releases/2009/2009shellecomarathonamericas_finalresults.html

  • John

    The 1,336 MPG is flat out amazing… I just don’t think this car is practical to drive, its too small and too funky for my tastes.

  • John

    The 1,336 MPG is flat out amazing… I just don’t think this car is practical to drive, its too small and too funky for my tastes.

  • John

    The 1,336 MPG is flat out amazing… I just don’t think this car is practical to drive, its too small and too funky for my tastes.

  • http://yahoo.com jay

    I think by now, americans would have a greater concept of a car like this…not degrading but i can build the same 3cyl. car like this one, out of toilet paper rolls and fiberglass glue, and get 90 miles to the gallon with gas.. lol

  • AZ

    I really can’t be driven as an everyday car if it only weighs 240 pounds. Any type of wind will blow it right over…. But great invention!

  • AZ

    I really can’t be driven as an everyday car if it only weighs 240 pounds. Any type of wind will blow it right over…. But great invention!

  • http://www.scribblejoint.com LoveGuru

    568 kilometers on 1 liter is very impressive! How many people can fit in there?

  • http://www.scribblejoint.com LoveGuru

    568 kilometers on 1 liter is very impressive! How many people can fit in there?

  • http://yahoo.com jay

    I think by now, americans would have a greater concept of a car like this…not degrading but i can build the same 3cyl. car like this one, out of toilet paper rolls and fiberglass glue, and get 90 miles to the gallon with gas.. lol

  • AZ

    I really can’t be driven as an everyday car if it only weighs 240 pounds. Any type of wind will blow it right over…. But great invention!

  • http://www.scribblejoint.com LoveGuru

    568 kilometers on 1 liter is very impressive! How many people can fit in there?

  • archerx

    where on earth do you got this briliant idea?

    please email me

  • archerx

    where on earth do you got this briliant idea?

    please email me

  • how fast

    how fast can the thing go?? who cares how many miles it can get to the gallon if it only can go 15 mph rolling down a hill

  • how fast

    how fast can the thing go?? who cares how many miles it can get to the gallon if it only can go 15 mph rolling down a hill

  • archerx

    where on earth do you got this briliant idea?

    please email me

  • how fast

    how fast can the thing go?? who cares how many miles it can get to the gallon if it only can go 15 mph rolling down a hill

  • Jay

    Weighs 240 pounds?! And how fast can you go before the wind blows you into the curb? Just wondering…

  • Jay

    Weighs 240 pounds?! And how fast can you go before the wind blows you into the curb? Just wondering…

  • metoomad

    Too bad, my car runs 1338 miles per gallon using a puree of avocado pits, grape seeds, eucalyptus leaves and peanut butter

  • Mike

    ExxonMobil has a hit out on him already

  • Mike

    ExxonMobil has a hit out on him already

  • Jay

    Weighs 240 pounds?! And how fast can you go before the wind blows you into the curb? Just wondering…

  • metoomad

    Too bad, my car runs 1338 miles per gallon using a puree of avocado pits, grape seeds, eucalyptus leaves and peanut butter

  • Mike

    ExxonMobil has a hit out on him already

  • T.Torres

    Well Said Uncle B!

  • T.Torres

    Well Said Uncle B!

  • Rob

    Too bad they couldn’t squeeze one more mpg out of it, that would be leet. :)

  • Rob

    Too bad they couldn’t squeeze one more mpg out of it, that would be leet. :)

  • JudoRider

    Sweet ride..only one problem if get into a accident you die…

  • T.Torres

    Well Said Uncle B!

  • Rob

    Too bad they couldn’t squeeze one more mpg out of it, that would be leet. :)

  • JudoRider

    Sweet ride..only one problem if get into a accident you die…

  • http://mall-for-all.com Michael Moduthagam

    Congradulations to the students. Well done.

    In the early 1960s, when we researched Organic and Inorganic photoconductors for the copy machines, many people thought, it can not be done.

  • http://mall-for-all.com Michael Moduthagam

    Congradulations to the students. Well done.

    In the early 1960s, when we researched Organic and Inorganic photoconductors for the copy machines, many people thought, it can not be done.

  • TW

    Hydrogen is the way to go! BUT our govt. won’t let it happen they would loose millions possibly billions of $! They can’t control the making of hydrogen enough! Any good chemist can make their own fuel! Ever wounder why we have a whole in our ozone! I don’t…thanks and props to our greedy govt!

  • TW

    Hydrogen is the way to go! BUT our govt. won’t let it happen they would loose millions possibly billions of $! They can’t control the making of hydrogen enough! Any good chemist can make their own fuel! Ever wounder why we have a whole in our ozone! I don’t…thanks and props to our greedy govt!

  • Version

    Its a good attempt, but a flawed idea if the aim is for a lightweight daily driver. The problem with just a light weight is no amount of safety features would make its occupants survive a 70 mph crash test. It would also be more likely to lose control in strong winds and likely won’t even need a foot of water to move it, like a conventional vehicle during a flood.

    For a daily driver there is no interest in developing an infrastruture for hydrogen(safety again?). Extracting it from water is extremely ineffecient, either by power needed or time needed to collect enough for such fuel. Ohio University even believe its better to get hydrogen from urine than water(only takes 1/4 of the voltage to split, though bacteria limits its usefulness by turning it into ammonia rather quickly).

    The SAHIMO will do well as long as it stays in a controlled environment. Well away from traffic and severe weather. Good luck in the Outback.

  • Mr Conehead

    Did Exxon have everyone involved with development KILLED…..yet???

  • Mr Conehead

    Did Exxon have everyone involved with development KILLED…..yet???

  • something

    Having immense range is great and all, but unless we’re willing to give up all the conveniences we enjoy in vehicles this thing is just a thought exercise. The ride would be terrible, the car would be uncomfortable, the slim tires reduce friction but provide no grip, the safety rating on this thing would be awful.

    Although I agree that current automotive trends are pretty bad, I think hydrogen is just an excuse not to pursue electric. Hydrogen requires electrolysis and then compression adding several more steps to getting vroom into your vehicle. Given that we live in a thermodynamic world we’d be getting anywhere from 15-50+% less energy yield from energy sources with hydrogen fuel. Given that batteries are fuggin heavy, I still doubt the pros of hydrogen fuel will offset the cons.

    This car also probably does like 30mph, tops, aerodynamics and a low drag coefficient won’t save a 340 pound car (with driver) from a strong wind. Even the smallest modern compact cars that actually meet safety standards are anywhere between 5 to 8 times heavier.

    Either way, what I’m really getting at is that this car doesn’t seem to push any boundaries that are practical, modern hybrids already rock ultra low drag coefficients. And running a hydrogen engine is nothing new, there are plenty of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, all this one seems to push is that lower weight = better fuel economy which isn’t terribly surprising. I bet if you scaled the engine up to 125hp and put it in a current gen Prius the gasoline and hydrogen models would have remarkably similar miles per gallon.

    Also, as to the article it does not say whether the vehicle runs off an ICE or a fuel cell. But given the layout of the vehicle in the video it looks like an ICE, it’s not ground breaking, it’s just light. It’s like saying a hummer gets surprisingly good mileage compared to an Abrams tank.

  • something

    Having immense range is great and all, but unless we’re willing to give up all the conveniences we enjoy in vehicles this thing is just a thought exercise. The ride would be terrible, the car would be uncomfortable, the slim tires reduce friction but provide no grip, the safety rating on this thing would be awful.

    Although I agree that current automotive trends are pretty bad, I think hydrogen is just an excuse not to pursue electric. Hydrogen requires electrolysis and then compression adding several more steps to getting vroom into your vehicle. Given that we live in a thermodynamic world we’d be getting anywhere from 15-50+% less energy yield from energy sources with hydrogen fuel. Given that batteries are fuggin heavy, I still doubt the pros of hydrogen fuel will offset the cons.

    This car also probably does like 30mph, tops, aerodynamics and a low drag coefficient won’t save a 340 pound car (with driver) from a strong wind. Even the smallest modern compact cars that actually meet safety standards are anywhere between 5 to 8 times heavier.

    Either way, what I’m really getting at is that this car doesn’t seem to push any boundaries that are practical, modern hybrids already rock ultra low drag coefficients. And running a hydrogen engine is nothing new, there are plenty of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, all this one seems to push is that lower weight = better fuel economy which isn’t terribly surprising. I bet if you scaled the engine up to 125hp and put it in a current gen Prius the gasoline and hydrogen models would have remarkably similar miles per gallon.

    Also, as to the article it does not say whether the vehicle runs off an ICE or a fuel cell. But given the layout of the vehicle in the video it looks like an ICE, it’s not ground breaking, it’s just light. It’s like saying a hummer gets surprisingly good mileage compared to an Abrams tank.

  • http://mall-for-all.com Michael Moduthagam

    Congradulations to the students. Well done.

    In the early 1960s, when we researched Organic and Inorganic photoconductors for the copy machines, many people thought, it can not be done.

  • TW

    Hydrogen is the way to go! BUT our govt. won’t let it happen they would loose millions possibly billions of $! They can’t control the making of hydrogen enough! Any good chemist can make their own fuel! Ever wounder why we have a whole in our ozone! I don’t…thanks and props to our greedy govt!

  • Version

    Its a good attempt, but a flawed idea if the aim is for a lightweight daily driver. The problem with just a light weight is no amount of safety features would make its occupants survive a 70 mph crash test. It would also be more likely to lose control in strong winds and likely won’t even need a foot of water to move it, like a conventional vehicle during a flood.

    For a daily driver there is no interest in developing an infrastruture for hydrogen(safety again?). Extracting it from water is extremely ineffecient, either by power needed or time needed to collect enough for such fuel. Ohio University even believe its better to get hydrogen from urine than water(only takes 1/4 of the voltage to split, though bacteria limits its usefulness by turning it into ammonia rather quickly).

    The SAHIMO will do well as long as it stays in a controlled environment. Well away from traffic and severe weather. Good luck in the Outback.

  • Mr Conehead

    Did Exxon have everyone involved with development KILLED…..yet???

  • something

    Having immense range is great and all, but unless we’re willing to give up all the conveniences we enjoy in vehicles this thing is just a thought exercise. The ride would be terrible, the car would be uncomfortable, the slim tires reduce friction but provide no grip, the safety rating on this thing would be awful.

    Although I agree that current automotive trends are pretty bad, I think hydrogen is just an excuse not to pursue electric. Hydrogen requires electrolysis and then compression adding several more steps to getting vroom into your vehicle. Given that we live in a thermodynamic world we’d be getting anywhere from 15-50+% less energy yield from energy sources with hydrogen fuel. Given that batteries are fuggin heavy, I still doubt the pros of hydrogen fuel will offset the cons.

    This car also probably does like 30mph, tops, aerodynamics and a low drag coefficient won’t save a 340 pound car (with driver) from a strong wind. Even the smallest modern compact cars that actually meet safety standards are anywhere between 5 to 8 times heavier.

    Either way, what I’m really getting at is that this car doesn’t seem to push any boundaries that are practical, modern hybrids already rock ultra low drag coefficients. And running a hydrogen engine is nothing new, there are plenty of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, all this one seems to push is that lower weight = better fuel economy which isn’t terribly surprising. I bet if you scaled the engine up to 125hp and put it in a current gen Prius the gasoline and hydrogen models would have remarkably similar miles per gallon.

    Also, as to the article it does not say whether the vehicle runs off an ICE or a fuel cell. But given the layout of the vehicle in the video it looks like an ICE, it’s not ground breaking, it’s just light. It’s like saying a hummer gets surprisingly good mileage compared to an Abrams tank.

  • Andy

    Sweet! My question..how fast can it go?????

  • http://yahoo storm113

    Uncle B I hope you don’t live in the US seeing as how you hate it and us so much, sounds like you also drank the Obama kool-aid. America is great because we set the standards. As for me I like beef and will continue my so called “habit”. New ideas are welcome but I think we can do it without blaming the USA for everything. The world hates the US out of jealousy plain and simple. If every country would stand for independence then they all could flourish along with us. God Bless America

  • Andy

    Sweet! My question..how fast can it go?????

  • petals

    problem: I know people that weigh more than that car. they probably could not even get in it.

    solution: perhaps this will improve eating habits in the US.

    problem: I paid less for my house than what this car worth

    solution: ???

    problem: I’ve been in 3 car accidents, none of which were my fault, since I started driving. I would get blasted in a car this light

    solution: If people in the US ate less, and exercised more, they’d be more alert behind the wheel

  • petals

    problem: I know people that weigh more than that car. they probably could not even get in it.

    solution: perhaps this will improve eating habits in the US.

    problem: I paid less for my house than what this car worth

    solution: ???

    problem: I’ve been in 3 car accidents, none of which were my fault, since I started driving. I would get blasted in a car this light

    solution: If people in the US ate less, and exercised more, they’d be more alert behind the wheel

  • chemchick#2

    Yes!!! I have always believed there were better, more effective methods to get from A to B. I’ve also learned that greed at times, stands in the way of these products to come forward sooner that later. We must keep going, because we can!

  • chemchick#2

    Yes!!! I have always believed there were better, more effective methods to get from A to B. I’ve also learned that greed at times, stands in the way of these products to come forward sooner that later. We must keep going, because we can!

  • Megan

    Wow!!! I would love that car!! I love the fact that people are working on making the world a cleaner place. maybe there is hope :)

  • Megan

    Wow!!! I would love that car!! I love the fact that people are working on making the world a cleaner place. maybe there is hope :)

  • petals

    problem: I know people that weigh more than that car. they probably could not even get in it.

    solution: perhaps this will improve eating habits in the US.

    problem: I paid less for my house than what this car worth

    solution: ???

    problem: I’ve been in 3 car accidents, none of which were my fault, since I started driving. I would get blasted in a car this light

    solution: If people in the US ate less, and exercised more, they’d be more alert behind the wheel

  • chemchick#2

    Yes!!! I have always believed there were better, more effective methods to get from A to B. I’ve also learned that greed at times, stands in the way of these products to come forward sooner that later. We must keep going, because we can!

  • Megan

    Wow!!! I would love that car!! I love the fact that people are working on making the world a cleaner place. maybe there is hope :)

  • Mike A

    Jim said on July 13th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Couldn’t they have squeezed out 1 more MPG in order to be 1337? newbs…

    HAHAHAHA

    PERFECTLY SAID

  • Master of Ian

    Hurray for this and that… Alternative fuels research is a critical area to explore in this day and age and I’m glad someone is putting their technical know-how into something other than video games and useless advertising, but let’s think this over for a minute. This prototype is being oversold. The vehicle, if you watched the video, has no suspension or tire tread as it’s been built only for race track conditions, similar to a go-kart. I’m sure in these type of prototype races, ideal weather conditions are a deciding factor for race events (sunny, low winds, etc.) to help level the playing field for all types of powered vehicles. That considered, how many SPEEDWAYS (oval tracks, where this event was held) have hills in them other than embankments? Have you seen any that have rough surfaces, surface changes, orange barrels or stop-and-go traffic? How slow was this vehicle going? Was the vehicle drafting? And if it was, all they would need is a program similar to F1 Race Cars which allows you to lean the motor out to conserve fuel. You can see where this is going. It’s unrealistic to say it would see that kind of mileage in real world use. Try building that design into production car statistics. Give it some tread on the tires to increase rolling resistance. Add safety equipment and suspension to make it road worthy. Give the vehicle some creature comforts to build up some mass or use only the most exotic materials available to keep the weight down (why not, they already spent HOW MUCH?!?). Do that, and you can have some numbers to brag about, both MPG and $$$, as you know every auto manufacturer would pounce on the technology to corner the market. You’ll still have mileage ratings far exceeding any current hybrid available but you’ll have built a vehicle that only 1% of the population can afford. In the meantime, go buy a Prius.

  • Master of Ian

    Hurray for this and that… Alternative fuels research is a critical area to explore in this day and age and I’m glad someone is putting their technical know-how into something other than video games and useless advertising, but let’s think this over for a minute. This prototype is being oversold. The vehicle, if you watched the video, has no suspension or tire tread as it’s been built only for race track conditions, similar to a go-kart. I’m sure in these type of prototype races, ideal weather conditions are a deciding factor for race events (sunny, low winds, etc.) to help level the playing field for all types of powered vehicles. That considered, how many SPEEDWAYS (oval tracks, where this event was held) have hills in them other than embankments? Have you seen any that have rough surfaces, surface changes, orange barrels or stop-and-go traffic? How slow was this vehicle going? Was the vehicle drafting? And if it was, all they would need is a program similar to F1 Race Cars which allows you to lean the motor out to conserve fuel. You can see where this is going. It’s unrealistic to say it would see that kind of mileage in real world use. Try building that design into production car statistics. Give it some tread on the tires to increase rolling resistance. Add safety equipment and suspension to make it road worthy. Give the vehicle some creature comforts to build up some mass or use only the most exotic materials available to keep the weight down (why not, they already spent HOW MUCH?!?). Do that, and you can have some numbers to brag about, both MPG and $$$, as you know every auto manufacturer would pounce on the technology to corner the market. You’ll still have mileage ratings far exceeding any current hybrid available but you’ll have built a vehicle that only 1% of the population can afford. In the meantime, go buy a Prius.

  • Mike A

    Jim said on July 13th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Couldn’t they have squeezed out 1 more MPG in order to be 1337? newbs…

    HAHAHAHA

    PERFECTLY SAID

  • Master of Ian

    Hurray for this and that… Alternative fuels research is a critical area to explore in this day and age and I’m glad someone is putting their technical know-how into something other than video games and useless advertising, but let’s think this over for a minute. This prototype is being oversold. The vehicle, if you watched the video, has no suspension or tire tread as it’s been built only for race track conditions, similar to a go-kart. I’m sure in these type of prototype races, ideal weather conditions are a deciding factor for race events (sunny, low winds, etc.) to help level the playing field for all types of powered vehicles. That considered, how many SPEEDWAYS (oval tracks, where this event was held) have hills in them other than embankments? Have you seen any that have rough surfaces, surface changes, orange barrels or stop-and-go traffic? How slow was this vehicle going? Was the vehicle drafting? And if it was, all they would need is a program similar to F1 Race Cars which allows you to lean the motor out to conserve fuel. You can see where this is going. It’s unrealistic to say it would see that kind of mileage in real world use. Try building that design into production car statistics. Give it some tread on the tires to increase rolling resistance. Add safety equipment and suspension to make it road worthy. Give the vehicle some creature comforts to build up some mass or use only the most exotic materials available to keep the weight down (why not, they already spent HOW MUCH?!?). Do that, and you can have some numbers to brag about, both MPG and $$$, as you know every auto manufacturer would pounce on the technology to corner the market. You’ll still have mileage ratings far exceeding any current hybrid available but you’ll have built a vehicle that only 1% of the population can afford. In the meantime, go buy a Prius.

  • http://yahoo kirk peer

    wow now if we can get the oil companies off there butts we can put theese ideas to use for our world and you guys rock for taking the next step boldly

  • Dave C

    I shudder at the ignorance exhibited in these comments, exemplified by David, who asks why Shell is sponsoring this car because “…selling oil not finding ways to reduce it. Also, teams competing in the competition do they get to keep their technology or is it property of Shell. And finally, if this car is really what they say it is then the oil companies especially Shell will never let the technology to be produced. A trillion dollar business has more controll and influence than many people think.” David, David, David. Silly boy. Oil is a non-renewable resource. Shell, and the other big oil companies, are indeed looking for alternative fuels for cars, because that is what their business will be in the future. And there is nothing wrong or evil about that.

    Of course, summing up with the patently false liberal meme that a country was invaded for oil…well, that just proves your naivete.

  • Rachel

    FANTASTIC They are our hope for the future.

    Where are our leaders in America, when did we stop being leaders in technology? Just shows you our priorities have been in the wrong place. Could it be because our leaders own Oil stock and rights?? I knew this could be done if we really wanted to be free of Oil and War. So the cost was $170,000. It is not in production yet. What is the cost of Proto type cars here in the US? Don’t knock it, let’s just get to work here in the US and show the world what we are capable of..We can do it if we have the will. Where is our CanDo spirit that made us America??

  • Rachel

    FANTASTIC They are our hope for the future.

    Where are our leaders in America, when did we stop being leaders in technology? Just shows you our priorities have been in the wrong place. Could it be because our leaders own Oil stock and rights?? I knew this could be done if we really wanted to be free of Oil and War. So the cost was $170,000. It is not in production yet. What is the cost of Proto type cars here in the US? Don’t knock it, let’s just get to work here in the US and show the world what we are capable of..We can do it if we have the will. Where is our CanDo spirit that made us America??

  • T.Torres

    Well Said Uncle B.

  • Thunderhand64

    “I wish I even could start to think about building something like that… but I don’t have $170,000.”

    Och, me too! And yet, GM had 170K many times over, and chose not to.

    Morons.

  • Thunderhand64

    “I wish I even could start to think about building something like that… but I don’t have $170,000.”

    Och, me too! And yet, GM had 170K many times over, and chose not to.

    Morons.

  • Jason

    I wonder how much Hp that got?

    & I bet Honda or toyota will get there prodotype or buy the bluprints of them for nig money

  • Dave C

    I shudder at the ignorance exhibited in these comments, exemplified by David, who asks why Shell is sponsoring this car because “…selling oil not finding ways to reduce it. Also, teams competing in the competition do they get to keep their technology or is it property of Shell. And finally, if this car is really what they say it is then the oil companies especially Shell will never let the technology to be produced. A trillion dollar business has more controll and influence than many people think.” David, David, David. Silly boy. Oil is a non-renewable resource. Shell, and the other big oil companies, are indeed looking for alternative fuels for cars, because that is what their business will be in the future. And there is nothing wrong or evil about that.

    Of course, summing up with the patently false liberal meme that a country was invaded for oil…well, that just proves your naivete.

  • Rachel

    FANTASTIC They are our hope for the future.

    Where are our leaders in America, when did we stop being leaders in technology? Just shows you our priorities have been in the wrong place. Could it be because our leaders own Oil stock and rights?? I knew this could be done if we really wanted to be free of Oil and War. So the cost was $170,000. It is not in production yet. What is the cost of Proto type cars here in the US? Don’t knock it, let’s just get to work here in the US and show the world what we are capable of..We can do it if we have the will. Where is our CanDo spirit that made us America??

  • T.Torres

    Well Said Uncle B.

  • Thunderhand64

    “I wish I even could start to think about building something like that… but I don’t have $170,000.”

    Och, me too! And yet, GM had 170K many times over, and chose not to.

    Morons.

  • Jason

    I wonder how much Hp that got?

    & I bet Honda or toyota will get there prodotype or buy the bluprints of them for nig money

  • Nat

    Uncle B. I kinda get what you said after reading it multiple times. you sure do pontificate well. if you dont like the american life go to india cook your veggies on cow dung and bathe in the dirty river of life. the article and the car is great, we dont need to bash our current situation and governmets to see that the future is bright. but like some other inventions that could have toppled the delicate balance of our society from the PTB I am glad this one isnt with in the grasp of the US patent office or black hole of obscurity.

  • Nat

    Uncle B. I kinda get what you said after reading it multiple times. you sure do pontificate well. if you dont like the american life go to india cook your veggies on cow dung and bathe in the dirty river of life. the article and the car is great, we dont need to bash our current situation and governmets to see that the future is bright. but like some other inventions that could have toppled the delicate balance of our society from the PTB I am glad this one isnt with in the grasp of the US patent office or black hole of obscurity.

  • http://www.artwanted.com/artist.cfm?ArtID=12737&IRV=36 David Corneail

    I agree with Uncle B’s rant, all of this we’re dreaming and demanding is quite possible, given that Science and Technology’s advancements at this point would be unstoppable if funded correctly or infinitely, I mean we’ve opened a door to the universe and now we’re just too poor to explore its possibilities? something isn’t making sense… so lets continue to watch our “failing economy” while our funding is currently being held hostage by dying ideas, and global corporations, it’ll only be a short time longer before we realize we can just leave the middle “man” out of this. Behind government are unfaithful, very real individuals.. you know like normal people.. just, now their doing an extremely poor job at disguising their power and running their business or i mean country… check out some of my art.. it speaks volumes for the global conversation we’re having.. http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=839523

  • http://www.artwanted.com/artist.cfm?ArtID=12737&IRV=36 David Corneail

    I agree with Uncle B’s rant, all of this we’re dreaming and demanding is quite possible, given that Science and Technology’s advancements at this point would be unstoppable if funded correctly or infinitely, I mean we’ve opened a door to the universe and now we’re just too poor to explore its possibilities? something isn’t making sense… so lets continue to watch our “failing economy” while our funding is currently being held hostage by dying ideas, and global corporations, it’ll only be a short time longer before we realize we can just leave the middle “man” out of this. Behind government are unfaithful, very real individuals.. you know like normal people.. just, now their doing an extremely poor job at disguising their power and running their business or i mean country… check out some of my art.. it speaks volumes for the global conversation we’re having.. http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=839523

  • Blake

    Even if this is the new car of the future and they are celebrated and honored with the Nobel equivalent of a technological breakthrough, it still doens’t make up for the genocide against the Armenians that their government still refuses to accept. I’m not even Armenian, but no matter how thin you slice it, it’s still bologna.

  • Blake

    Even if this is the new car of the future and they are celebrated and honored with the Nobel equivalent of a technological breakthrough, it still doens’t make up for the genocide against the Armenians that their government still refuses to accept. I’m not even Armenian, but no matter how thin you slice it, it’s still bologna.

  • Nat

    Uncle B. I kinda get what you said after reading it multiple times. you sure do pontificate well. if you dont like the american life go to india cook your veggies on cow dung and bathe in the dirty river of life. the article and the car is great, we dont need to bash our current situation and governmets to see that the future is bright. but like some other inventions that could have toppled the delicate balance of our society from the PTB I am glad this one isnt with in the grasp of the US patent office or black hole of obscurity.

  • http://www.artwanted.com/artist.cfm?ArtID=12737&IRV=36 David Corneail

    I agree with Uncle B’s rant, all of this we’re dreaming and demanding is quite possible, given that Science and Technology’s advancements at this point would be unstoppable if funded correctly or infinitely, I mean we’ve opened a door to the universe and now we’re just too poor to explore its possibilities? something isn’t making sense… so lets continue to watch our “failing economy” while our funding is currently being held hostage by dying ideas, and global corporations, it’ll only be a short time longer before we realize we can just leave the middle “man” out of this. Behind government are unfaithful, very real individuals.. you know like normal people.. just, now their doing an extremely poor job at disguising their power and running their business or i mean country… check out some of my art.. it speaks volumes for the global conversation we’re having.. http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=839523

  • Blake

    Even if this is the new car of the future and they are celebrated and honored with the Nobel equivalent of a technological breakthrough, it still doens’t make up for the genocide against the Armenians that their government still refuses to accept. I’m not even Armenian, but no matter how thin you slice it, it’s still bologna.

  • Miguel

    i don’t know if this is feasible but i am laying down options on the table…theoretically speaking…In a country like Turkey that has 71 million people, how many of those 71 million people are teenagers? maybe 500,000…So if 500,000 teens where to each contribute 100 dollars every month, it will be: 50 million dollars on the second month it will be 100 million dollars, on the 3rd month it will be 150 million dollars…The cost of a “autopista”/highway…So every 3 months there is a highway been build “just for teenagers…And when there is enough highways been build, they can create their own Movie theaters, parke de diversion, water works, clubs, skating ring, hotel etc all of them close to those highways..For example how much does a music club just for teenagers cost? maybe 5 million? so with 150 million that’s: 30 music clubs for teenagers,and that’s 30 music clubs along the highway every 3 months; how much a movie theater cost? 20 million maybe? so 150 million dollars divided by 20 million = 7 movie theaters along this highway..Remember on this highways only teens will ride with that particular car…but for this to work teens will have to have a job or a source of income…Again, theoretically speaking…All this in the country of Turkey only….Imagine now if there was 1 million teens? then it will have been 14 movie theaters, longer highway, 60 teens dancing clubs, etc…

  • Miguel

    i don’t know if this is feasible but i am laying down options on the table…theoretically speaking…In a country like Turkey that has 71 million people, how many of those 71 million people are teenagers? maybe 500,000…So if 500,000 teens where to each contribute 100 dollars every month, it will be: 50 million dollars on the second month it will be 100 million dollars, on the 3rd month it will be 150 million dollars…The cost of a “autopista”/highway…So every 3 months there is a highway been build “just for teenagers…And when there is enough highways been build, they can create their own Movie theaters, parke de diversion, water works, clubs, skating ring, hotel etc all of them close to those highways..For example how much does a music club just for teenagers cost? maybe 5 million? so with 150 million that’s: 30 music clubs for teenagers,and that’s 30 music clubs along the highway every 3 months; how much a movie theater cost? 20 million maybe? so 150 million dollars divided by 20 million = 7 movie theaters along this highway..Remember on this highways only teens will ride with that particular car…but for this to work teens will have to have a job or a source of income…Again, theoretically speaking…All this in the country of Turkey only….Imagine now if there was 1 million teens? then it will have been 14 movie theaters, longer highway, 60 teens dancing clubs, etc…

  • clayschill

    I don’t see how this is economical yet seeing as it cost 170,000 dollars to build…

  • clayschill

    I don’t see how this is economical yet seeing as it cost 170,000 dollars to build…

  • SBaby

    I’m glad and all, but they must have gotten grants for that kind of money, because nobody in their right mind would pull that amount of cash out of their — in these economic times.

    To be fair though, the government will probably put an end to this sooner or later. You watch. It’ll be all over the news.

  • Miguel

    i don’t know if this is feasible but i am laying down options on the table…theoretically speaking…In a country like Turkey that has 71 million people, how many of those 71 million people are teenagers? maybe 500,000…So if 500,000 teens where to each contribute 100 dollars every month, it will be: 50 million dollars on the second month it will be 100 million dollars, on the 3rd month it will be 150 million dollars…The cost of a “autopista”/highway…So every 3 months there is a highway been build “just for teenagers…And when there is enough highways been build, they can create their own Movie theaters, parke de diversion, water works, clubs, skating ring, hotel etc all of them close to those highways..For example how much does a music club just for teenagers cost? maybe 5 million? so with 150 million that’s: 30 music clubs for teenagers,and that’s 30 music clubs along the highway every 3 months; how much a movie theater cost? 20 million maybe? so 150 million dollars divided by 20 million = 7 movie theaters along this highway..Remember on this highways only teens will ride with that particular car…but for this to work teens will have to have a job or a source of income…Again, theoretically speaking…All this in the country of Turkey only….Imagine now if there was 1 million teens? then it will have been 14 movie theaters, longer highway, 60 teens dancing clubs, etc…

  • clayschill

    I don’t see how this is economical yet seeing as it cost 170,000 dollars to build…

  • SBaby

    I’m glad and all, but they must have gotten grants for that kind of money, because nobody in their right mind would pull that amount of cash out of their — in these economic times.

    To be fair though, the government will probably put an end to this sooner or later. You watch. It’ll be all over the news.

  • http://www.artwanted.com/artist.cfm?ArtID=12737&IRV=36 David Corneail

    I agree with Uncle B’s rant, all of this we’re dreaming and demanding is quite possible, given that Science and Technology’s advancements at this point would be unstoppable if funded correctly or infinitely, I mean we’ve opened a door to the universe and now we’re just too poor to explore its possibilities? something isn’t making sense… so lets continue to watch our “failing economy” while our funding is currently being held hostage by dying ideas, and global corporations, it’ll only be a short time longer before we realize we can just leave the middle “man” out of this. Behind government are unfaithful, very real individuals.. you know like normal people.. just, now their doing an extremely poor job at disguising their power and running their business or i mean country… check out some of my art.. it speaks volumes for the global conversation we’re having.. http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=839523

  • john

    This is great but I hope the car industry and the oil cartel want try to kill such a product in order to cover there interests

  • john

    This is great but I hope the car industry and the oil cartel want try to kill such a product in order to cover there interests

  • howard

    YOUNG PEOPLE=THE FUTURE!!

    ALWAYS HAVE–ALWAYS WILL!!

    FRESH IDEAS-INNOVATION-NO BAD HABITS TO BREAK-NO POLITICS-NO LIMITS ON CREATIVITY.

    THEY ARE NOT STUCK IN THE OLD “SLUDGE” OF HOW THE SO CALLED “ESTABLISHMENT” DOES BUSINESS.

    KEEP ON TRUCKING GUYS!!!

  • peewee hurman

    So how fast does it go?

  • peewee hurman

    So how fast does it go?

  • http://www.artwanted.com/artist.cfm?ArtID=12737&IRV=36 David Corneail

    I agree with Uncle B’s rant, all of this we’re dreaming and demanding is quite possible, given that Science and Technology’s advancements at this point would be unstoppable if funded correctly or infinitely, I mean we’ve opened a door to the universe and now we’re just too poor to explore its possibilities? something isn’t making sense… so lets continue to watch our “failing economy” while our funding is currently being held hostage by dying ideas, and global corporations, it’ll only be a short time longer before we realize we can just leave the middle “man” out of this. Behind government are unfaithful, very real individuals.. you know like normal people.. just, now their doing an extremely poor job at disguising their power and running their business or i mean country… check out some of my art.. it speaks volumes for the global conversation we’re having.. http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=839523

  • http://ai s

    green cars suck

  • john

    This is great but I hope the car industry and the oil cartel want try to kill such a product in order to cover there interests

  • http://n/a John

    Here is a car that will eventually have all the oil shieks selling barrels of oil to buy the rights to NOT produce this car. If the turkish students can find a way to produce at a reasonable cost ( less than $8,000.00) this could make them rich, if they raise their noses at the students oil shieks for a greener Earth. I say America should invest in these students, or support in house students here.and help to “GREEN UP AMERICA.”

  • howard

    YOUNG PEOPLE=THE FUTURE!!

    ALWAYS HAVE–ALWAYS WILL!!

    FRESH IDEAS-INNOVATION-NO BAD HABITS TO BREAK-NO POLITICS-NO LIMITS ON CREATIVITY.

    THEY ARE NOT STUCK IN THE OLD “SLUDGE” OF HOW THE SO CALLED “ESTABLISHMENT” DOES BUSINESS.

    KEEP ON TRUCKING GUYS!!!

  • peewee hurman

    So how fast does it go?

  • Matt

    This car is great and all, but it probably is not safe at all. If it hit even non-moving objects like a tree, it would be destroyed completely. If it had a head on crash, the results would be devastating….

  • Realist

    Let’s add some realism to this. The average car weighs 4000 pounds roughly. This includes all of the amenities we have to have for safety and comfort. This car weighs 240 pounds or roughly one 20th of what it would have to weigh to be viable. Dividing 1,336 by 20 and it gets 67 mpg, wow as good as a Prius and only 12 times more expensive. Build me a better battery that has longer life, shorter charging times, more charge, less weight, less expensive, and is highly recycleable. That can go with the advances in solarand wind and drive the economy. Hydrogen and biofuels are nice to play with, but no where near ready for public use.

  • Realist

    Let’s add some realism to this. The average car weighs 4000 pounds roughly. This includes all of the amenities we have to have for safety and comfort. This car weighs 240 pounds or roughly one 20th of what it would have to weigh to be viable. Dividing 1,336 by 20 and it gets 67 mpg, wow as good as a Prius and only 12 times more expensive. Build me a better battery that has longer life, shorter charging times, more charge, less weight, less expensive, and is highly recycleable. That can go with the advances in solarand wind and drive the economy. Hydrogen and biofuels are nice to play with, but no where near ready for public use.

  • http://www.cavetronics.com Melissa Cody

    Be careful in pushing hydrogen as a fuel, as it is our main life support on this planet. That said, hydrogen fuel is an improvement from the dependency on oil. Better technologies are available, such as the GEET system, which utilizes almost any type of liquid as fuel. ….Additionally, the car featured in this article is simply another means of proving a method that is about 100 years old already. Even if the car’s weight was 2,400 lbs, the fuel efficiency rate would be approximately 133.6 mpg, which is nearly 10 times the efficiency of a full-size pick-up truck.

  • http://yahoo Douglas Jackson

    Why wouldn`t car companies go on with this technology, they are in the business of selling cars, not gas. This could take care of our dpendancy on gas for cars, only to use gas in vehicles, (airplanes) etc. that we don`t have this technology yet

  • Matt

    This car is great and all, but it probably is not safe at all. If it hit even non-moving objects like a tree, it would be destroyed completely. If it had a head on crash, the results would be devastating….

  • Realist

    Let’s add some realism to this. The average car weighs 4000 pounds roughly. This includes all of the amenities we have to have for safety and comfort. This car weighs 240 pounds or roughly one 20th of what it would have to weigh to be viable. Dividing 1,336 by 20 and it gets 67 mpg, wow as good as a Prius and only 12 times more expensive. Build me a better battery that has longer life, shorter charging times, more charge, less weight, less expensive, and is highly recycleable. That can go with the advances in solarand wind and drive the economy. Hydrogen and biofuels are nice to play with, but no where near ready for public use.

  • http://www.cavetronics.com Melissa Cody

    Be careful in pushing hydrogen as a fuel, as it is our main life support on this planet. That said, hydrogen fuel is an improvement from the dependency on oil. Better technologies are available, such as the GEET system, which utilizes almost any type of liquid as fuel. ….Additionally, the car featured in this article is simply another means of proving a method that is about 100 years old already. Even if the car’s weight was 2,400 lbs, the fuel efficiency rate would be approximately 133.6 mpg, which is nearly 10 times the efficiency of a full-size pick-up truck.

  • Allan

    Well, I hope this car becomes affordable or at least capable of being bought in the American soil. It seems a whole lot better than the cars currently out there, and with 1336 mpg it can change the entire way America may be run! (Haha! Take that oil companies!)

    Hopefully, I will be able to get my hands on this car or something similar in their system (with this insane mpg) by the time I am in college. I am glad that there are others out there that are trying to change this world for the better. If only we did not live in such a capitalist economy, but time WILL change things.

  • Allan

    Well, I hope this car becomes affordable or at least capable of being bought in the American soil. It seems a whole lot better than the cars currently out there, and with 1336 mpg it can change the entire way America may be run! (Haha! Take that oil companies!)

    Hopefully, I will be able to get my hands on this car or something similar in their system (with this insane mpg) by the time I am in college. I am glad that there are others out there that are trying to change this world for the better. If only we did not live in such a capitalist economy, but time WILL change things.

  • Uncle H

    well either way you look at it yeah it is a very promising tech. the only problem with it is the americans are uterly relient on the use and gathering of fossil feuls i think we should lead by example and be the first to stop but who am i after all but a lowly citizen its not as if i as one person can change anything.

  • Uncle H

    well either way you look at it yeah it is a very promising tech. the only problem with it is the americans are uterly relient on the use and gathering of fossil feuls i think we should lead by example and be the first to stop but who am i after all but a lowly citizen its not as if i as one person can change anything.

  • Allan

    Well, I hope this car becomes affordable or at least capable of being bought in the American soil. It seems a whole lot better than the cars currently out there, and with 1336 mpg it can change the entire way America may be run! (Haha! Take that oil companies!)

    Hopefully, I will be able to get my hands on this car or something similar in their system (with this insane mpg) by the time I am in college. I am glad that there are others out there that are trying to change this world for the better. If only we did not live in such a capitalist economy, but time WILL change things.

  • Uncle H

    well either way you look at it yeah it is a very promising tech. the only problem with it is the americans are uterly relient on the use and gathering of fossil feuls i think we should lead by example and be the first to stop but who am i after all but a lowly citizen its not as if i as one person can change anything.

  • Haxzor

    Jim you are my hero.

  • Realistically

    Impressive, but it’s not a car, it’s a fuel efficient go-cart.

  • Realistically

    Impressive, but it’s not a car, it’s a fuel efficient go-cart.

  • Rick

    Quote: “I’m heartened to see a resurge of interest in hydrogen as a fuel. The fact that you can make it anywhere there is water could liberate the world from its present addiction to fossil fuels.”

    Problem is that it takes more energy to make the Hydrogen than it produces. Unless solar is used to produce then we need to come up with a more efficient method.

  • Very Facinating

    This is a new stepping stone for technology! Awesome car! Great job guys!

  • Very Facinating

    This is a new stepping stone for technology! Awesome car! Great job guys!

  • aumolc

    It is possible to build a car of normal weight and comfort to run on compressed air and should not cost 170000 dollars to build. What is cheaper than air?

    But the powers be will not allow it to be built for obvious reasons. Perhaps in my lifetime ,I would like to see this technology but that is wishful thinking.

  • aumolc

    It is possible to build a car of normal weight and comfort to run on compressed air and should not cost 170000 dollars to build. What is cheaper than air?

    But the powers be will not allow it to be built for obvious reasons. Perhaps in my lifetime ,I would like to see this technology but that is wishful thinking.

  • Haxzor

    Jim you are my hero.

  • Realistically

    Impressive, but it’s not a car, it’s a fuel efficient go-cart.

  • Rick

    Quote: “I’m heartened to see a resurge of interest in hydrogen as a fuel. The fact that you can make it anywhere there is water could liberate the world from its present addiction to fossil fuels.”

    Problem is that it takes more energy to make the Hydrogen than it produces. Unless solar is used to produce then we need to come up with a more efficient method.

  • Very Facinating

    This is a new stepping stone for technology! Awesome car! Great job guys!

  • aumolc

    It is possible to build a car of normal weight and comfort to run on compressed air and should not cost 170000 dollars to build. What is cheaper than air?

    But the powers be will not allow it to be built for obvious reasons. Perhaps in my lifetime ,I would like to see this technology but that is wishful thinking.

  • Robert

    Yeah, Nice, but what’s going to happen when we run out of water?

  • Robert

    Yeah, Nice, but what’s going to happen when we run out of water?

  • marco

    sweet… jim, maybe it was 1335 and they ‘squeezed’ out it to 1336

  • marco

    sweet… jim, maybe it was 1335 and they ‘squeezed’ out it to 1336

  • Robert

    Yeah, Nice, but what’s going to happen when we run out of water?

  • marco

    sweet… jim, maybe it was 1335 and they ‘squeezed’ out it to 1336

  • Will

    So the car really doesn’t get 1336 MPG.

    Why have that as your headline than?

  • Will

    So the car really doesn’t get 1336 MPG.

    Why have that as your headline than?

  • Mike

    wow thats amazing not only does it go the distance it looks so cool man if i could get one i’d so want one… man this is what american car makers need to be doing not that other shit…

  • Mike

    wow thats amazing not only does it go the distance it looks so cool man if i could get one i’d so want one… man this is what american car makers need to be doing not that other shit…

  • Benn

    Hit a tree or another vehicle at highway speeds and….well lets just say, I hope your will and life insurance policy is current and up-to-date.

  • Nat

    miguel, bro you have too much time on your hands! now if we can just get our teens to do this kind of math.

  • Nat

    miguel, bro you have too much time on your hands! now if we can just get our teens to do this kind of math.

  • Will

    So the car really doesn’t get 1336 MPG.

    Why have that as your headline than?

  • Mike

    wow thats amazing not only does it go the distance it looks so cool man if i could get one i’d so want one… man this is what american car makers need to be doing not that other shit…

  • Benn

    Hit a tree or another vehicle at highway speeds and….well lets just say, I hope your will and life insurance policy is current and up-to-date.

  • Nat

    miguel, bro you have too much time on your hands! now if we can just get our teens to do this kind of math.

  • skatejunkie

    what is the point of that tiny car? you’d have to be a midget to fit in that thing.

  • jeremy

    yea it gets good gas milage but how fast does it go?… :/

  • jeremy

    yea it gets good gas milage but how fast does it go?… :/

  • Lucky

    In this “do it for me” world I am excited to see people thinking and putting it out there. It’s good for government and big business to know that sooner or later someone else WILL give them a run for their money. It’s refreshing…true pioneers still exist!

  • skatejunkie

    what is the point of that tiny car? you’d have to be a midget to fit in that thing.

  • jeremy

    yea it gets good gas milage but how fast does it go?… :/

  • Lucky

    In this “do it for me” world I am excited to see people thinking and putting it out there. It’s good for government and big business to know that sooner or later someone else WILL give them a run for their money. It’s refreshing…true pioneers still exist!

  • john

    Make hydrogen anywhere they have water. Remember the Grand Canyon, it is one mile deep and many miles wide. It was once filled to the top with water. We are using water up at an alarming rate. When we start making fuel to run all our cars and the population keeps growing, drinking more water,making more cars what happens when we develope a shortage on H2O. We cant drink oil now can we.

  • David

    This is why Detroit is in such trouble. When a bunch of students can produce a vehicle that gets 30 times better mileage than The Big Threes best available vehicle, it shows that if they go down, they deserve to. I say subsidize these whiz kids and build a plant over here….

  • Jezreel Magbanua

    Maybe I should also try to make my car lighter to save on fuel. I have a lot of stuff on the hood.

  • john

    Make hydrogen anywhere they have water. Remember the Grand Canyon, it is one mile deep and many miles wide. It was once filled to the top with water. We are using water up at an alarming rate. When we start making fuel to run all our cars and the population keeps growing, drinking more water,making more cars what happens when we develope a shortage on H2O. We cant drink oil now can we.

  • David

    This is why Detroit is in such trouble. When a bunch of students can produce a vehicle that gets 30 times better mileage than The Big Threes best available vehicle, it shows that if they go down, they deserve to. I say subsidize these whiz kids and build a plant over here….

  • Jezreel Magbanua

    Maybe I should also try to make my car lighter to save on fuel. I have a lot of stuff on the hood.

  • Natureboy

    It’s a good idea, but somewhat weak. Carbon fiber has been around for many years (used to build light weight sailing boats for races). That’s what makes the thing expensive, but it’s very noble. Second, why not also incorporate solar panels on the roof and hood for extra power source and make it with bigger fuel capacity. I think that the real revolution will be when we harness the Electromagnetic force, the strong and weak force and solar. Water will also become precious and limited, just like fossil fuels. Think outside the BOX.

  • Frosty Waves

    Wow! Now if only you can squeeze about 1.1 million miles out of the car before the car wears out or gets pulverized in a collision with an SUV (or even a Honda Fit would pulverize a 240 pound vehicle) you might be able to start recuperating the $170,000 price tag.

  • Carl Harris

    I would like to let you people know that there is a car that run’s off of AIR. And it’s price tag is a little lower than this one is. Plus there is no bad emission’s from the vehicle. Where as with this car there is still the problem of Bad emission’s because it still uses gasoline to power the motor. So if I’m going to pay such a large amount for a vehicle I’m going to make sure that I’m not adding to the pollution problem first. And this car is still doing this. And still cost a very large amount to own, but the car that runs on air has no bad emissions. which do you want to drive

  • Natureboy

    It’s a good idea, but somewhat weak. Carbon fiber has been around for many years (used to build light weight sailing boats for races). That’s what makes the thing expensive, but it’s very noble. Second, why not also incorporate solar panels on the roof and hood for extra power source and make it with bigger fuel capacity. I think that the real revolution will be when we harness the Electromagnetic force, the strong and weak force and solar. Water will also become precious and limited, just like fossil fuels. Think outside the BOX.

  • Frosty Waves

    Wow! Now if only you can squeeze about 1.1 million miles out of the car before the car wears out or gets pulverized in a collision with an SUV (or even a Honda Fit would pulverize a 240 pound vehicle) you might be able to start recuperating the $170,000 price tag.

  • Carl Harris

    I would like to let you people know that there is a car that run’s off of AIR. And it’s price tag is a little lower than this one is. Plus there is no bad emission’s from the vehicle. Where as with this car there is still the problem of Bad emission’s because it still uses gasoline to power the motor. So if I’m going to pay such a large amount for a vehicle I’m going to make sure that I’m not adding to the pollution problem first. And this car is still doing this. And still cost a very large amount to own, but the car that runs on air has no bad emissions. which do you want to drive

  • carlos

    so can this even carry someone heavier than it? will someone please explain to me how a 6’4 310 pound man would fit in this? whould it even move?

  • carlos

    so can this even carry someone heavier than it? will someone please explain to me how a 6’4 310 pound man would fit in this? whould it even move?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/RisingSun350 Risingsun350

    I build Hydrogen Fuel Cells, you guys did an awesome job! congrats on all the hard work…. do any of your guys have an youtube page?!

  • chris

    Did any of you “enviroMENTAL, anti-business, the-man’s-keeping-us-down, corporate America sucks, Obamaphile nut jobs happen to notice the big SHELL OIL sticker on the hood of the car…?

    Just asking…

  • Richard

    Nice, but …

    1) How fast does it go?

    2) The MPG reflects a driver weighing how much?

    3) What is the load it can carry?

    If you can scale it up a bit so that you carry 2 people

    plus some groceries, travel at a decent speed, and have it be somewhat safe on the road, it might be of some value. The problem is, we still will have vehicles on the road that would squash it or cripple it with an accident going at a speed slightly greater than a walk.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/RisingSun350 Risingsun350

    I build Hydrogen Fuel Cells, you guys did an awesome job! congrats on all the hard work…. do any of your guys have an youtube page?!

  • chris

    Did any of you “enviroMENTAL, anti-business, the-man’s-keeping-us-down, corporate America sucks, Obamaphile nut jobs happen to notice the big SHELL OIL sticker on the hood of the car…?

    Just asking…

  • Richard

    Nice, but …

    1) How fast does it go?

    2) The MPG reflects a driver weighing how much?

    3) What is the load it can carry?

    If you can scale it up a bit so that you carry 2 people

    plus some groceries, travel at a decent speed, and have it be somewhat safe on the road, it might be of some value. The problem is, we still will have vehicles on the road that would squash it or cripple it with an accident going at a speed slightly greater than a walk.

  • miguel

    i don’t understand why build a faster car if the law always pull you over for speed. i know its hybrid car and help the air and all that but, we really need a faster car or we need a saving money car

  • Sue Strope

    How fast will the car go?

  • Mac

    this is great and they can mass produce for a lot less,if they all(design team) don’t all of a sudden don’t disappear by the oil companies.

  • miguel

    i don’t understand why build a faster car if the law always pull you over for speed. i know its hybrid car and help the air and all that but, we really need a faster car or we need a saving money car

  • Sue Strope

    How fast will the car go?

  • Mac

    this is great and they can mass produce for a lot less,if they all(design team) don’t all of a sudden don’t disappear by the oil companies.

  • Working like a dog

    Now come on. Don’t you think the big heads at nasa have already thought up something like this? What more innovative inventions is the government keeping from us because they want us keeping the “American Dream” alive? Why did this have to come from a bunch of students?

  • BobB

    How much energy went into creating the hydrogen?

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  • Martin

    Just proves how amazing and truely awesome God really is. He created man. And He gave man the ability to improve, and adapt to his surrounding when the need to do so comes about. God is amazing!!!!

  • Working like a dog

    Now come on. Don’t you think the big heads at nasa have already thought up something like this? What more innovative inventions is the government keeping from us because they want us keeping the “American Dream” alive? Why did this have to come from a bunch of students?

  • BobB

    How much energy went into creating the hydrogen?

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    CHECKOUT THIS WEBSITE ABOUT AN ENGINE THAT YOU COULD PUT ON YOUR CAR TODAY AND GET A THE MPG…

  • Martin

    Just proves how amazing and truely awesome God really is. He created man. And He gave man the ability to improve, and adapt to his surrounding when the need to do so comes about. God is amazing!!!!

  • Catpurrson

    In France they have built a car that runs on compressed air. We will see neither a compressed air car, nor this car in the U.S. Big oil and the automotive industry will see to that.

  • Artsy Fartsy

    Meanwhile, Al Gore and Hussein Obama continue to trash the environment with their private jets and gas guzzlers!

  • Arthur

    and how much energy (in terms of probably….fuel…) does it require to isolate and store compressed hydrogen again?

  • Catpurrson

    In France they have built a car that runs on compressed air. We will see neither a compressed air car, nor this car in the U.S. Big oil and the automotive industry will see to that.

  • Artsy Fartsy

    Meanwhile, Al Gore and Hussein Obama continue to trash the environment with their private jets and gas guzzlers!

  • Arthur

    and how much energy (in terms of probably….fuel…) does it require to isolate and store compressed hydrogen again?

  • Pragmatist

    There is a problem with a car this light though. A stiff wind could literally push you off of the road. People could pick it up and carry it away. Fuel economy? Great. The mileage is very load dependent though as well. Putting a normal size American in there would probably reduce the mileage by 33%.

  • Pragmatist

    There is a problem with a car this light though. A stiff wind could literally push you off of the road. People could pick it up and carry it away. Fuel economy? Great. The mileage is very load dependent though as well. Putting a normal size American in there would probably reduce the mileage by 33%.

  • cygan

    Simply amazing.Unfortunately, new technology has it price. Maybe in 10 years this type of car can be commercialize but not right now. Overall, this technology is a need.

  • Raven

    Well, when I first saw the mileage great. But how much does the car weigh. It is a go kart. This car or go kart would get creamed in my area! Well after proving the durability can you build a real practical one for every day use in the UK or USA?

  • http://yahoo sg

    Who the heck could fit in the thing??? Its great the idea…but cant we make something that a family of 5 could fit in and still get 200 mpg? Why waste time on devloping a 1 person (someone who is 5ft and weighs 120lbs could fit it)—the car is not practical and is a waste of time and money. Build a car for the average American family that gets 100-200mpg—period!!!

  • cygan

    Simply amazing.Unfortunately, new technology has it price. Maybe in 10 years this type of car can be commercialize but not right now. Overall, this technology is a need.

  • Raven

    Well, when I first saw the mileage great. But how much does the car weigh. It is a go kart. This car or go kart would get creamed in my area! Well after proving the durability can you build a real practical one for every day use in the UK or USA?

  • danny

    dont sell the patent to the oil companies

  • Dave

    That is awesome. I hope the american car companies take notice! If a group of students can build a hydrogen car, why can’t the automakers. Yeah it might be a bit heavier, but 200 miles a gallon would be great.

  • banker1310

    I would suggest you use a spell/grammar check the next time you write an article to be published.

    Note the mistakes… two “e”s in challenge and an extra “it” in wight limit…

    “conquer the inaugural 2009 Global Green Challengee–an evolution”

    “assume the size and weight limit it to holding only a liter of fuel. I couldn’t verify this as their site is in Turkish and mine is a little rusty.”

    Just a thought since you are claiming to be a journalist.

    Make it a great day!!!

  • Greg

    What I’d like to see is a story about a group of students who with no Corperate backing build a high mpg car using recycled materials. That would be a true “green” machine. Instead of using high tech carbon fiber use something like plastic bags from Wal-mart or maybe paper from the Sunday news paper.

  • danny

    dont sell the patent to the oil companies

  • Dave

    That is awesome. I hope the american car companies take notice! If a group of students can build a hydrogen car, why can’t the automakers. Yeah it might be a bit heavier, but 200 miles a gallon would be great.

  • banker1310

    I would suggest you use a spell/grammar check the next time you write an article to be published.

    Note the mistakes… two “e”s in challenge and an extra “it” in wight limit…

    “conquer the inaugural 2009 Global Green Challengee–an evolution”

    “assume the size and weight limit it to holding only a liter of fuel. I couldn’t verify this as their site is in Turkish and mine is a little rusty.”

    Just a thought since you are claiming to be a journalist.

    Make it a great day!!!

  • Greg

    What I’d like to see is a story about a group of students who with no Corperate backing build a high mpg car using recycled materials. That would be a true “green” machine. Instead of using high tech carbon fiber use something like plastic bags from Wal-mart or maybe paper from the Sunday news paper.

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  • http://live.com watebird

    oh no, there are americans who weigh more than this car, oh no please dont! lol

  • Verde

    and to think… why can’t ford or gm come up with somthing close to this? goes to show how pathetic the american motor companies are these days. their supposed to be the pros, the best, and they get wrecked by students at what their being payed ALOT for

  • Sean

    The future of America at work. I’m proud of all of you. The price is a bit much, but I’m sure with a few investors u can bring things down to size. I love what your doing, and keep up the good work. The county, and the world will be thankful for your countless hours of work. It’s young minds like yours that keep this county at the top of the game. Once again, we are all proud of you, and keep up the good work

  • Engineer 233

    Tell me how did you make that car I am becomeing an engineer in a year and I need to know exactly how you made that car.

  • http://live.com watebird

    oh no, there are americans who weigh more than this car, oh no please dont! lol

  • Verde

    and to think… why can’t ford or gm come up with somthing close to this? goes to show how pathetic the american motor companies are these days. their supposed to be the pros, the best, and they get wrecked by students at what their being payed ALOT for

  • Sean

    The future of America at work. I’m proud of all of you. The price is a bit much, but I’m sure with a few investors u can bring things down to size. I love what your doing, and keep up the good work. The county, and the world will be thankful for your countless hours of work. It’s young minds like yours that keep this county at the top of the game. Once again, we are all proud of you, and keep up the good work

  • Engineer 233

    Tell me how did you make that car I am becomeing an engineer in a year and I need to know exactly how you made that car.

  • http://yahoo sg

    and a $170k…are you kidding me…this is so wasteful!!! For under $50k we should be driving around in something like a camery that gets 200mpg…that would be great…that would solve the oil issue!!! We dont need something to get 1,000 mpg that cost 200k…nobody can afford such a thing…

  • Jason McLendon

    I love it when my partner gets on top of me in the car I can actually not have to pay attention to the gas. He worries so much this car would solve our problems but it wont heal my rear

  • Joe

    To Uncle Mike: Spoken like a true Communist. Please do entertain us some more with your mindless liberal drivel…..

  • Joe

    To Uncle Mike: Spoken like a true Communist. Please do entertain us some more with your mindless liberal drivel…..

  • Jason McLendon

    I love it when my partner gets on top of me in the car I can actually not have to pay attention to the gas. He worries so much this car would solve our problems but it wont heal my rear

  • Joe

    To Uncle Mike: Spoken like a true Communist. Please do entertain us some more with your mindless liberal drivel…..

  • Pantallica

    Wow Fuel Efficent And Really Cool looking.

  • Pantallica

    Wow Fuel Efficent And Really Cool looking.

  • cars gay

    Wow this car is to much money..i will stick with my Audi and get 20 MPG

  • cars gay

    Wow this car is to much money..i will stick with my Audi and get 20 MPG

  • Speedweeks

    Hmmmm….Let’s see…Does the government think it’s a safe vehicle..Nope! Could it be made safe and pass all of the regulations currently on the books…Nope! Ah, er, of course it could, then the mpg would drop to who knows how low. Anyone bother to think how volatile Hydrogen fuel is? You College educated chem majors? Then add a few terrorists….because we all know how they hate our guts regardless of who’s in office. DOH! Come back to that one. Is it practical….Nope! Probably seats just two or maybe one uncomfortably. Hey you chem majors come up with anything on Hydrogen fuel yet? Back to the terrorists and hydrogen fuel. Better yet leave that up to the college educated guys and their leftwing thinking. How about using our own resources of energy here in the USA and do away with the tree huggers which could eliminate those who hates us and quit spending our money overseas to countries who are slowly taking us down?

  • Speedweeks

    Hmmmm….Let’s see…Does the government think it’s a safe vehicle..Nope! Could it be made safe and pass all of the regulations currently on the books…Nope! Ah, er, of course it could, then the mpg would drop to who knows how low. Anyone bother to think how volatile Hydrogen fuel is? You College educated chem majors? Then add a few terrorists….because we all know how they hate our guts regardless of who’s in office. DOH! Come back to that one. Is it practical….Nope! Probably seats just two or maybe one uncomfortably. Hey you chem majors come up with anything on Hydrogen fuel yet? Back to the terrorists and hydrogen fuel. Better yet leave that up to the college educated guys and their leftwing thinking. How about using our own resources of energy here in the USA and do away with the tree huggers which could eliminate those who hates us and quit spending our money overseas to countries who are slowly taking us down?

  • Pantallica

    Wow Fuel Efficent And Really Cool looking.

  • cars gay

    Wow this car is to much money..i will stick with my Audi and get 20 MPG

  • Speedweeks

    Hmmmm….Let’s see…Does the government think it’s a safe vehicle..Nope! Could it be made safe and pass all of the regulations currently on the books…Nope! Ah, er, of course it could, then the mpg would drop to who knows how low. Anyone bother to think how volatile Hydrogen fuel is? You College educated chem majors? Then add a few terrorists….because we all know how they hate our guts regardless of who’s in office. DOH! Come back to that one. Is it practical….Nope! Probably seats just two or maybe one uncomfortably. Hey you chem majors come up with anything on Hydrogen fuel yet? Back to the terrorists and hydrogen fuel. Better yet leave that up to the college educated guys and their leftwing thinking. How about using our own resources of energy here in the USA and do away with the tree huggers which could eliminate those who hates us and quit spending our money overseas to countries who are slowly taking us down?

  • Wisdom is true power

    Now all they need to do is recycle the emission, cool it down and reburn it. Then you don’t have to refuel. recycling emissions is very possible since it has already been done on combustion engines of the 50’s through the 80’s. Its about time people caught up.

  • Wisdom is true power

    Now all they need to do is recycle the emission, cool it down and reburn it. Then you don’t have to refuel. recycling emissions is very possible since it has already been done on combustion engines of the 50’s through the 80’s. Its about time people caught up.

  • Nick

    How fast was this “car” going to get 1336 mpg?

  • http://parkcitysilveradoldoge.com CT

    You guys are awesome! Congrats! I live in the Motor City, and worked for the Auto Industry for years. All the time I was saying this was possible. I am going to pass this along to my friends at GM. Hopefully they will get on the ball and make this a reality world wide.

    They always try and discourage you with statements like ” Oh and it costs $170,000″ OF COURSE IT DOES! It’s a prototype. Prototypes are always more expensive 4 to 10 times in many cases. Once you introduce mass production and you bring in economies of scale then it becomes a $24,000 vehicle.

    Sent with much admiration and respect.

  • Caara

    Pretty awesome!

  • Caara

    Pretty awesome!

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  • Wisdom is true power

    Now all they need to do is recycle the emission, cool it down and reburn it. Then you don’t have to refuel. recycling emissions is very possible since it has already been done on combustion engines of the 50’s through the 80’s. Its about time people caught up.

  • Nick

    How fast was this “car” going to get 1336 mpg?

  • http://parkcitysilveradoldoge.com CT

    You guys are awesome! Congrats! I live in the Motor City, and worked for the Auto Industry for years. All the time I was saying this was possible. I am going to pass this along to my friends at GM. Hopefully they will get on the ball and make this a reality world wide.

    They always try and discourage you with statements like ” Oh and it costs $170,000″ OF COURSE IT DOES! It’s a prototype. Prototypes are always more expensive 4 to 10 times in many cases. Once you introduce mass production and you bring in economies of scale then it becomes a $24,000 vehicle.

    Sent with much admiration and respect.

  • Caara

    Pretty awesome!

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  • foggy jones

    Wow, at least the Turks know how to engineer high mileage cars. USA is really falling to the back of the engineering nations. MIT sux.

    Go Turks, cross that desert and get the prize. Keep your eye on the prize. If that is possible, people in the USA are so brainwashed by Ashkenazi national propaganda media. Suckers!

  • foggy jones

    Wow, at least the Turks know how to engineer high mileage cars. USA is really falling to the back of the engineering nations. MIT sux.

    Go Turks, cross that desert and get the prize. Keep your eye on the prize. If that is possible, people in the USA are so brainwashed by Ashkenazi national propaganda media. Suckers!

  • http://positivesinglesusa.com Jonny

    It’s amazing if only a major industry would pick up the patent on that, would definantly take down to 170,000…

  • http://positivesinglesusa.com Jonny

    It’s amazing if only a major industry would pick up the patent on that, would definantly take down to 170,000…

  • dbarider

    One of the key components though is the light weight materials. It is impossible to convince most Americans that lighter vehicles will save fuel, and save lives by reducing the over force involved in collisons. We tend to always think bigger is better. Of course as long as some “Joe” has his 4000 pound vehicle that can collide with a 1000 pound vehicle the need for weight will persist.

    With a normal sized body and frame that could carry four people, sound deading material, A/C power everything the mileage will drop signficantly (can’t estimate but would probably be down to the low 100s), but would still be impressively high compared to a gasoline engine. Hats off to those who dare to change the conventional thinking. Maybe someday society will ask the question “What is it we really need for transportation”

  • big brother

    hydrogen bomb on four wheels????

  • big brother

    hydrogen bomb on four wheels????

  • StanderAmerican

    Just like everything else that suppose to be good for us. It cost way to damn much. Get back to me when you can mass produce this thing. Henry Ford did not invent the car, he figured out how to make it cheap for everyone. So let me know when the next Henry Ford comes around………..

  • http://positivesinglesusa.com Jonny

    If only a major industry would patent that, take the 170,000 right down…

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  • foggy jones

    Wow, at least the Turks know how to engineer high mileage cars. USA is really falling to the back of the engineering nations. MIT sux.

    Go Turks, cross that desert and get the prize. Keep your eye on the prize. If that is possible, people in the USA are so brainwashed by Ashkenazi national propaganda media. Suckers!

  • http://positivesinglesusa.com Jonny

    It’s amazing if only a major industry would pick up the patent on that, would definantly take down to 170,000…

  • dbarider

    One of the key components though is the light weight materials. It is impossible to convince most Americans that lighter vehicles will save fuel, and save lives by reducing the over force involved in collisons. We tend to always think bigger is better. Of course as long as some “Joe” has his 4000 pound vehicle that can collide with a 1000 pound vehicle the need for weight will persist.

    With a normal sized body and frame that could carry four people, sound deading material, A/C power everything the mileage will drop signficantly (can’t estimate but would probably be down to the low 100s), but would still be impressively high compared to a gasoline engine. Hats off to those who dare to change the conventional thinking. Maybe someday society will ask the question “What is it we really need for transportation”

  • big brother

    hydrogen bomb on four wheels????

  • StanderAmerican

    Just like everything else that suppose to be good for us. It cost way to damn much. Get back to me when you can mass produce this thing. Henry Ford did not invent the car, he figured out how to make it cheap for everyone. So let me know when the next Henry Ford comes around………..

  • http://positivesinglesusa.com Jonny

    If only a major industry would patent that, take the 170,000 right down…

  • Brett

    Wow, kids can create this but GM is still clueless. Big suprise. Ah wait I should buy GM because the tax payers own them. What a Joke!

  • Brett

    Wow, kids can create this but GM is still clueless. Big suprise. Ah wait I should buy GM because the tax payers own them. What a Joke!

  • Suresh Deo

    great news in technology advance and application.

    a tribute to man’s ingenuity and creativity in ensuring good health of Earth’s environment and resource management.

  • Suresh Deo

    great news in technology advance and application.

    a tribute to man’s ingenuity and creativity in ensuring good health of Earth’s environment and resource management.

  • joe

    Great thing to see happening. As a mechanical engineering student i too hope to be able to work with projects like this one and help to relieve us of fossil fuels.

  • joe

    Great thing to see happening. As a mechanical engineering student i too hope to be able to work with projects like this one and help to relieve us of fossil fuels.

  • Mike

    Spending $170,000.00 just shows we how stupid some people are. $170,000.00 would feed a lot of people, keep more working, and buy LOT’S of Gas! Spend more wisely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike

    Spending $170,000.00 just shows we how stupid some people are. $170,000.00 would feed a lot of people, keep more working, and buy LOT’S of Gas! Spend more wisely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bri

    Awesome. I would love to have this car. The look is also a plus.

  • Bri

    Awesome. I would love to have this car. The look is also a plus.

  • Bri

    Awesome. I would love to have this car. The look is also a plus.

  • Brett

    Wow, kids can create this but GM is still clueless. Big suprise. Ah wait I should buy GM because the tax payers own them. What a Joke!

  • Suresh Deo

    great news in technology advance and application.

    a tribute to man’s ingenuity and creativity in ensuring good health of Earth’s environment and resource management.

  • joe

    Great thing to see happening. As a mechanical engineering student i too hope to be able to work with projects like this one and help to relieve us of fossil fuels.

  • Mike

    Spending $170,000.00 just shows we how stupid some people are. $170,000.00 would feed a lot of people, keep more working, and buy LOT’S of Gas! Spend more wisely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Malven kay

    hmmmm, interesting but have they been able to fully scrutinize the possible damage that can be caused by the

    poison ratio found in carbon fiber…oh and what of the thermal expansion? Have we looked the social effects on a wider view…

  • http://yahoo sheila carr

    what is the mph

  • Malven kay

    hmmmm, interesting but have they been able to fully scrutinize the possible damage that can be caused by the

    poison ratio found in carbon fiber…oh and what of the thermal expansion? Have we looked the social effects on a wider view…

  • http://www.ccnation.com Amy

    It’s really awesome to hear such a good story. Some day, this concept car will make it out of the laboratory, and those will be exciting times.

  • http://www.ccnation.com Amy

    It’s really awesome to hear such a good story. Some day, this concept car will make it out of the laboratory, and those will be exciting times.

  • gonuclear

    Hopefully we can get some nice green nuclear reactors to provide the energy required to produce Hydrogen efficiently.

  • gonuclear

    Hopefully we can get some nice green nuclear reactors to provide the energy required to produce Hydrogen efficiently.

  • Highlander

    Great, now take that technology and apply it realistically so a family of 4 or more with luggage and all the trimmings necessary can take a vacation.

  • http://www.ccnation.com Amy

    It’s really awesome to hear such a good story. Some day, this concept car will make it out of the laboratory, and those will be exciting times.

  • gonuclear

    Hopefully we can get some nice green nuclear reactors to provide the energy required to produce Hydrogen efficiently.

  • Highlander

    Great, now take that technology and apply it realistically so a family of 4 or more with luggage and all the trimmings necessary can take a vacation.

  • dante v.

    I better buy a 10,000 US $ car and then I can spend the rest 160,000 $ for gasoline or LPG or gasohol with faster and safer car,this ennovation will not be so interesting because of its price.then better use horse carriage,we only need grass.

  • dante v.

    I better buy a 10,000 US $ car and then I can spend the rest 160,000 $ for gasoline or LPG or gasohol with faster and safer car,this ennovation will not be so interesting because of its price.then better use horse carriage,we only need grass.

  • Sky

    Hydrogen is not a energy source, its an energy storage substance. Producing hydrogen requires electricity, making electricity requires an energy source. It all comes back to alternative energy sources. If you are going to make a car that runs on hydrogen, you might as well make it run on electricity, its more efficient. The only problem is the range. But then, Better Place has got that figured out too: http://www.betterplace.com

  • Sky

    Hydrogen is not a energy source, its an energy storage substance. Producing hydrogen requires electricity, making electricity requires an energy source. It all comes back to alternative energy sources. If you are going to make a car that runs on hydrogen, you might as well make it run on electricity, its more efficient. The only problem is the range. But then, Better Place has got that figured out too: http://www.betterplace.com

  • dante v.

    I better buy a 10,000 US $ car and then I can spend the rest 160,000 $ for gasoline or LPG or gasohol with faster and safer car,this ennovation will not be so interesting because of its price.then better use horse carriage,we only need grass.

  • Sky

    Hydrogen is not a energy source, its an energy storage substance. Producing hydrogen requires electricity, making electricity requires an energy source. It all comes back to alternative energy sources. If you are going to make a car that runs on hydrogen, you might as well make it run on electricity, its more efficient. The only problem is the range. But then, Better Place has got that figured out too: http://www.betterplace.com

  • Big Mike

    Hey kids, the technology is already here! Look up “browns gas”.Ive got a small one I,m adapting to my 1978 corvette, which should double my gas millage to 40ish.!

  • Big Mike

    Hey kids, the technology is already here! Look up “browns gas”.Ive got a small one I,m adapting to my 1978 corvette, which should double my gas millage to 40ish.!

  • Jairo J Angulo

    When will this type of car be avilable to the general public? Hydrogen is an unlimited element in the universe. In 1968 we (High School Seniors then) conducted a chemistry experiment where we started with tap water and separated Hydrogen from Oxygen. I cannot understand why this process has not been made available in vehicles. Imagine being free from Saudi Arabian oil. Imagine the Saudis not being able to use petro dollars to fund terrorism throughout the world! Imagine!

  • reddfoxx

    glad to see some real progress being made with hydrogen. It’s a viable and clean energy source, unlike those ridiculous electric vehicles.

  • reddfoxx

    glad to see some real progress being made with hydrogen. It’s a viable and clean energy source, unlike those ridiculous electric vehicles.

  • Computer Geek

    Sorry to say that this technology will never make it to the United States. With the lobbyist and the greasing of the palms I’m sure that there will be some make believe safety concerns or issues and then the public statement will be made: “Through progress of advancing technology strides have been made in a more fuel efficient vehicle. However, safety concerns prohibit the vehicle from entering the country in fear that the United States would see a Hindenburg effect with the vehicle”. Big oil will put an end to this vehicle, I’m sure of that. Those that have the money make their own rules and rule those that do not have the money.

  • Computer Geek

    Sorry to say that this technology will never make it to the United States. With the lobbyist and the greasing of the palms I’m sure that there will be some make believe safety concerns or issues and then the public statement will be made: “Through progress of advancing technology strides have been made in a more fuel efficient vehicle. However, safety concerns prohibit the vehicle from entering the country in fear that the United States would see a Hindenburg effect with the vehicle”. Big oil will put an end to this vehicle, I’m sure of that. Those that have the money make their own rules and rule those that do not have the money.

  • Jairo J Angulo

    When will this type of car be avilable to the general public? Hydrogen is an unlimited element in the universe. In 1968 we (High School Seniors then) conducted a chemistry experiment where we started with tap water and separated Hydrogen from Oxygen. I cannot understand why this process has not been made available in vehicles. Imagine being free from Saudi Arabian oil. Imagine the Saudis not being able to use petro dollars to fund terrorism throughout the world! Imagine!

  • http://yahoo baker

    What will be the intrest rate for financing 170,000 car? What type of credit score does one need? Maybe GMAC will finance me they just filed BK and wiped the slate clean. Why not start off with this type of financing for the little people.

  • reddfoxx

    glad to see some real progress being made with hydrogen. It’s a viable and clean energy source, unlike those ridiculous electric vehicles.

  • Computer Geek

    Sorry to say that this technology will never make it to the United States. With the lobbyist and the greasing of the palms I’m sure that there will be some make believe safety concerns or issues and then the public statement will be made: “Through progress of advancing technology strides have been made in a more fuel efficient vehicle. However, safety concerns prohibit the vehicle from entering the country in fear that the United States would see a Hindenburg effect with the vehicle”. Big oil will put an end to this vehicle, I’m sure of that. Those that have the money make their own rules and rule those that do not have the money.

  • Not Sure

    There is no resurgence of Hydrogen. Hydrogen can’t fuel everyday cars. Now its made from oil not from water because there is no low energy way to separate the two elements. Transportation is too expensive and it is too reactive to oxygen. Hydrogen fuel cells are only 25% as efficient as full electric. That would be pump to wheel. These things are as practical as James Bonds Jet Pack. Lets stop thinking about burning things for transportation.

  • Not Sure

    There is no resurgence of Hydrogen. Hydrogen can’t fuel everyday cars. Now its made from oil not from water because there is no low energy way to separate the two elements. Transportation is too expensive and it is too reactive to oxygen. Hydrogen fuel cells are only 25% as efficient as full electric. That would be pump to wheel. These things are as practical as James Bonds Jet Pack. Lets stop thinking about burning things for transportation.

  • Joey

    “Deep in the heart of every tired-out worker is the wish for a simpler, less expensive life-style, with more time off to grow a simple garden, or otherwise shift for oneself, as opposed to working for “The Man” so many hours!”

    Bullshit. Look around society. People love their Blackberries, cell phones, text messages, iPods, new shoes, fancy cars, flat screen TVs, 300-channel TV packages, GPS, PS3s, and highly-impulsive, short-lived thrill rides. There is nothing in the American culture that suggests people want to go back to snail mail, manual work, and self subsistence. At best we’ve become a society of mindless hedonists.

    “The fact that you can make it anywhere there is water could liberate the world from its present addiction to fossil fuels.”

    While it is true that hydrogen comes from a water source, look at how much fossil fuel energy is used to extract that hydrogen before you prance around here claiming that our reliance on oil has a feasible alternative.

  • Joey

    “Deep in the heart of every tired-out worker is the wish for a simpler, less expensive life-style, with more time off to grow a simple garden, or otherwise shift for oneself, as opposed to working for “The Man” so many hours!”

    Bullshit. Look around society. People love their Blackberries, cell phones, text messages, iPods, new shoes, fancy cars, flat screen TVs, 300-channel TV packages, GPS, PS3s, and highly-impulsive, short-lived thrill rides. There is nothing in the American culture that suggests people want to go back to snail mail, manual work, and self subsistence. At best we’ve become a society of mindless hedonists.

    “The fact that you can make it anywhere there is water could liberate the world from its present addiction to fossil fuels.”

    While it is true that hydrogen comes from a water source, look at how much fossil fuel energy is used to extract that hydrogen before you prance around here claiming that our reliance on oil has a feasible alternative.

  • Not Sure

    There is no resurgence of Hydrogen. Hydrogen can’t fuel everyday cars. Now its made from oil not from water because there is no low energy way to separate the two elements. Transportation is too expensive and it is too reactive to oxygen. Hydrogen fuel cells are only 25% as efficient as full electric. That would be pump to wheel. These things are as practical as James Bonds Jet Pack. Lets stop thinking about burning things for transportation.

  • Joey

    “Deep in the heart of every tired-out worker is the wish for a simpler, less expensive life-style, with more time off to grow a simple garden, or otherwise shift for oneself, as opposed to working for “The Man” so many hours!”

    Bullshit. Look around society. People love their Blackberries, cell phones, text messages, iPods, new shoes, fancy cars, flat screen TVs, 300-channel TV packages, GPS, PS3s, and highly-impulsive, short-lived thrill rides. There is nothing in the American culture that suggests people want to go back to snail mail, manual work, and self subsistence. At best we’ve become a society of mindless hedonists.

    “The fact that you can make it anywhere there is water could liberate the world from its present addiction to fossil fuels.”

    While it is true that hydrogen comes from a water source, look at how much fossil fuel energy is used to extract that hydrogen before you prance around here claiming that our reliance on oil has a feasible alternative.

  • Only170K

    Another cool piece of technology that the general public will never get to use.

    They actually have cars that run ONLY on air using compression.

    The amazing thing is no one is willing to MARKET new cars powered by alternative energy to the public that are affordable. It’s all OIL politics so that ‘oil czars’ don’t lose their kingdoms.

  • Only170K

    Another cool piece of technology that the general public will never get to use.

    They actually have cars that run ONLY on air using compression.

    The amazing thing is no one is willing to MARKET new cars powered by alternative energy to the public that are affordable. It’s all OIL politics so that ‘oil czars’ don’t lose their kingdoms.

  • dont need ta know

    that idea will proably not work but keep working on it becuse there could be a loop hole around it

  • dont need ta know

    that idea will proably not work but keep working on it becuse there could be a loop hole around it

  • reddfoxx

    Glad to see some real progress being made with hydrogen. it’s a viable, clean, cheap energy unlike those silly electric cars.

  • reddfoxx

    Glad to see some real progress being made with hydrogen. it’s a viable, clean, cheap energy unlike those silly electric cars.

  • Only170K

    Another cool piece of technology that the general public will never get to use.

    They actually have cars that run ONLY on air using compression.

    The amazing thing is no one is willing to MARKET new cars powered by alternative energy to the public that are affordable. It’s all OIL politics so that ‘oil czars’ don’t lose their kingdoms.

  • http://yahoo sg

    I agree with you Mike!!!

  • dont need ta know

    that idea will proably not work but keep working on it becuse there could be a loop hole around it

  • reddfoxx

    Glad to see some real progress being made with hydrogen. it’s a viable, clean, cheap energy unlike those silly electric cars.

  • W Getz

    This team has done a great job. /cheers. Uncle B, while I agree with most of your assertions, and I am a fan of euro-diesel, I don’t think it is the answer for America. The reason they use a higher percentage of diesel is their tax structure. The fact that they get better mileage, and use smaller cars is all driven by their desire to not pay through the nose the outrageous taxes american vehicles would incur.

    We have vast natural gas resources. I think those could be used to get us off oil without huge changes to our infrastructure. That could buy us years to prefect whatever alternative energy that fits our needs without paying the people who want to kill us so that we have the energy we need.

  • W Getz

    This team has done a great job. /cheers. Uncle B, while I agree with most of your assertions, and I am a fan of euro-diesel, I don’t think it is the answer for America. The reason they use a higher percentage of diesel is their tax structure. The fact that they get better mileage, and use smaller cars is all driven by their desire to not pay through the nose the outrageous taxes american vehicles would incur.

    We have vast natural gas resources. I think those could be used to get us off oil without huge changes to our infrastructure. That could buy us years to prefect whatever alternative energy that fits our needs without paying the people who want to kill us so that we have the energy we need.

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  • W Getz

    This team has done a great job. /cheers. Uncle B, while I agree with most of your assertions, and I am a fan of euro-diesel, I don’t think it is the answer for America. The reason they use a higher percentage of diesel is their tax structure. The fact that they get better mileage, and use smaller cars is all driven by their desire to not pay through the nose the outrageous taxes american vehicles would incur.

    We have vast natural gas resources. I think those could be used to get us off oil without huge changes to our infrastructure. That could buy us years to prefect whatever alternative energy that fits our needs without paying the people who want to kill us so that we have the energy we need.

  • Garrett

    ok but how fast does it go.

  • archie

    Nice! The body looks great.

    I hope this work cause im tired of the gas prices going up. Good Job! I wish I was in that crew

  • Musclecar

    Great, now we can go to war over water. Although, once they add bumpers, lights, and all the other junk required by the safety nazis it will be back down to 40mpg. Then factor in all the people who won’t buy it because it only seats 1 and can’t fit a woman’s purse in the trunk, and you’ve got lots of hype with no buyers.

  • Musclecar

    Great, now we can go to war over water. Although, once they add bumpers, lights, and all the other junk required by the safety nazis it will be back down to 40mpg. Then factor in all the people who won’t buy it because it only seats 1 and can’t fit a woman’s purse in the trunk, and you’ve got lots of hype with no buyers.

  • http://yahoo sg

    The whole reason people are not buying the hybrid modles is that they cost an average $5-10k more than the others…how much gas could that buy over 5 years? Most people just talk in terms of price tag…they dont care much about the environment…just $$$$

  • Garrett

    ok but how fast does it go.

  • archie

    Nice! The body looks great.

    I hope this work cause im tired of the gas prices going up. Good Job! I wish I was in that crew

  • Musclecar

    Great, now we can go to war over water. Although, once they add bumpers, lights, and all the other junk required by the safety nazis it will be back down to 40mpg. Then factor in all the people who won’t buy it because it only seats 1 and can’t fit a woman’s purse in the trunk, and you’ve got lots of hype with no buyers.

  • Jeremy

    Hmmmm, would it be practical?

    Just thinking about the way the world works i have to ask a couple questions.

    Assuming the car can be made more cost effective:

    1. Due to its being made of carbon fiber, wouldnt it be a death trap in a collision?

    2. Due to its extremely light weight, would high winds/drafts from nature/bigger vehicles be an issue?

    3. Top speed?

  • huh

    Did anyone else notice this vehicle took 3rd place? So what won 2nd and 1st????????????????????????????

  • huh

    Did anyone else notice this vehicle took 3rd place? So what won 2nd and 1st????????????????????????????

  • Computer Geek

    big brother said on July 14th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    hydrogen bomb on four wheels????

    And you would much rather stick with a technology that is over 100 years old and hasn’t seen hardly any improvement (Internal Combustable Engine, operating on fossil fuels)? And how safe has it been in the past to sit on top of 17 gallons of gasoline? I welcome the technology and would love to kick Big Oil to the curb! The time of Big Oil should of been gone years ago. I thank the powers to be for hindering technology in the United States, I’m glad that we now have the internet where shared thoughts and ideas can occur.

  • http://yahoo.com rule2011

    ya but how fast does it go?!

  • http://yahoo.com rule2011

    ya but how fast does it go?!

  • Jeremy

    Hmmmm, would it be practical?

    Just thinking about the way the world works i have to ask a couple questions.

    Assuming the car can be made more cost effective:

    1. Due to its being made of carbon fiber, wouldnt it be a death trap in a collision?

    2. Due to its extremely light weight, would high winds/drafts from nature/bigger vehicles be an issue?

    3. Top speed?

  • huh

    Did anyone else notice this vehicle took 3rd place? So what won 2nd and 1st????????????????????????????

  • http://yahoo sg

    Lets just strap some rockets on our backs and travel around…bet could get 2000mpg then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh but what about my family and kids? Oh well who cares?

  • Computer Geek

    big brother said on July 14th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    hydrogen bomb on four wheels????

    And you would much rather stick with a technology that is over 100 years old and hasn’t seen hardly any improvement (Internal Combustable Engine, operating on fossil fuels)? And how safe has it been in the past to sit on top of 17 gallons of gasoline? I welcome the technology and would love to kick Big Oil to the curb! The time of Big Oil should of been gone years ago. I thank the powers to be for hindering technology in the United States, I’m glad that we now have the internet where shared thoughts and ideas can occur.

  • http://yahoo.com rule2011

    ya but how fast does it go?!

  • Brian

    Korbi must be a fan of Big Oil if he thinks this technology is “scary”. This technology is amazing and I look forward to hearing more about it in the very near future. Lets just hope it can get off the ground unlike the electric car of the 90’s.

  • Brian

    Korbi must be a fan of Big Oil if he thinks this technology is “scary”. This technology is amazing and I look forward to hearing more about it in the very near future. Lets just hope it can get off the ground unlike the electric car of the 90’s.

  • DMeister

    all well and good but it still comes down to mass production costs…….not realistic!!just another concept that will be shelved by all the automakers in order to continue they’re BS hype.We’ve been here…..done it…..move on.

  • ItsMeSaysI

    A hydrogen powered car? Oh great! I guess that means water will someday cost 5 bucks a gallon too! I mean, it would be just a matter of time before corporate greed steps in and ruins for everyone anyways. :P

  • ItsMeSaysI

    A hydrogen powered car? Oh great! I guess that means water will someday cost 5 bucks a gallon too! I mean, it would be just a matter of time before corporate greed steps in and ruins for everyone anyways. :P

  • Dominique

    Its pretty dope.

  • John

    Hidrogen is to expensive and using natural resource of water is just as iresponsible as oil. Electric cars use batteries that must be desposed of. Using biodiesle has already impacted the amount of food availible in third world countries. This is a problem for all these developments. There is a company trying to launch next year that used compressed air to drive the car. May be our best bet yet.

  • Brian

    Korbi must be a fan of Big Oil if he thinks this technology is “scary”. This technology is amazing and I look forward to hearing more about it in the very near future. Lets just hope it can get off the ground unlike the electric car of the 90’s.

  • DMeister

    all well and good but it still comes down to mass production costs…….not realistic!!just another concept that will be shelved by all the automakers in order to continue they’re BS hype.We’ve been here…..done it…..move on.

  • ItsMeSaysI

    A hydrogen powered car? Oh great! I guess that means water will someday cost 5 bucks a gallon too! I mean, it would be just a matter of time before corporate greed steps in and ruins for everyone anyways. :P

  • http://iy Gelbo

    Turkish students built this?

    I’d verify and confirm that.

  • Dominique

    Its pretty dope.

  • John

    Hidrogen is to expensive and using natural resource of water is just as iresponsible as oil. Electric cars use batteries that must be desposed of. Using biodiesle has already impacted the amount of food availible in third world countries. This is a problem for all these developments. There is a company trying to launch next year that used compressed air to drive the car. May be our best bet yet.

  • http://yahoo.com Dick Henderson

    Wow why cant they make it cheaper

  • http://yahoo.com Dick Henderson

    Wow why cant they make it cheaper

  • Barry

    This is pretty cool, but still totally unpractical. No way I’m driving a 240 pound car around, I would like to survive a crash.

  • Alex

    Impressive. Carbon fiber is a great way to reduce weight, as it is already being used on cars(hoods,bumpers,spoilers, etc.) for a lighter body.

    However, carbon fiber is a bit pricey due to its demand.

  • Alex

    Impressive. Carbon fiber is a great way to reduce weight, as it is already being used on cars(hoods,bumpers,spoilers, etc.) for a lighter body.

    However, carbon fiber is a bit pricey due to its demand.

  • Nathan

    This car is the third most efficient?! Whats the mpg on the 1st?!

  • http://yahoo.com Dick Henderson

    Wow why cant they make it cheaper

  • Barry

    This is pretty cool, but still totally unpractical. No way I’m driving a 240 pound car around, I would like to survive a crash.

  • Alex

    Impressive. Carbon fiber is a great way to reduce weight, as it is already being used on cars(hoods,bumpers,spoilers, etc.) for a lighter body.

    However, carbon fiber is a bit pricey due to its demand.

  • Nathan

    This car is the third most efficient?! Whats the mpg on the 1st?!

  • Shell CEO

    Shell CEO says “it will be like both of ours, we will just keep it at Shell HQ when I’m not driving it.”

  • Shell CEO

    Shell CEO says “it will be like both of ours, we will just keep it at Shell HQ when I’m not driving it.”

  • Shell CEO

    Shell CEO says “it will be like both of ours, we will just keep it at Shell HQ when I’m not driving it.”

  • HHO

    They don’t mention it being a “Hydrogen Fuel Cell” vehicle, but a “Hydrogen” vehicle. I would not feel comfortable driving around with a 3/4 gallon container of highly combustable hydrogen in the back seat. I don’t see lawmakers allowing such a dangerous vehicle on the road either. The only way this will fly is if it creates HHO gas on demand. I am very excited about this technology. I wish they mentioned what kind of engine it uses. I would imaging the best way to run on Hydrogen is with a Hydrogen powered turbine engine that turns a generator. That way you can carry a tank of water and convert it straight to HHO gas through electrolysis. That gas can then power the turbine that would in turn power the vehicles electric engine. Voila! It would also be capable of Tesla Roadster like performance. Now THAT’S exciting!

  • HHO

    They don’t mention it being a “Hydrogen Fuel Cell” vehicle, but a “Hydrogen” vehicle. I would not feel comfortable driving around with a 3/4 gallon container of highly combustable hydrogen in the back seat. I don’t see lawmakers allowing such a dangerous vehicle on the road either. The only way this will fly is if it creates HHO gas on demand. I am very excited about this technology. I wish they mentioned what kind of engine it uses. I would imaging the best way to run on Hydrogen is with a Hydrogen powered turbine engine that turns a generator. That way you can carry a tank of water and convert it straight to HHO gas through electrolysis. That gas can then power the turbine that would in turn power the vehicles electric engine. Voila! It would also be capable of Tesla Roadster like performance. Now THAT’S exciting!

  • cale

    This reporter is a complete dumbshit. This kind of technical news should be reserved for intelligent reporters with a working knowledge of the content that they are involved in. If the sources are technical and to be read in turkish, the reporter should be fluent in both Turkish and the technical material at hand. Get it together Yahoo. Yahoo says it all. What a let down after reading the headline.

  • cale

    This reporter is a complete dumbshit. This kind of technical news should be reserved for intelligent reporters with a working knowledge of the content that they are involved in. If the sources are technical and to be read in turkish, the reporter should be fluent in both Turkish and the technical material at hand. Get it together Yahoo. Yahoo says it all. What a let down after reading the headline.

  • HHO

    They don’t mention it being a “Hydrogen Fuel Cell” vehicle, but a “Hydrogen” vehicle. I would not feel comfortable driving around with a 3/4 gallon container of highly combustable hydrogen in the back seat. I don’t see lawmakers allowing such a dangerous vehicle on the road either. The only way this will fly is if it creates HHO gas on demand. I am very excited about this technology. I wish they mentioned what kind of engine it uses. I would imaging the best way to run on Hydrogen is with a Hydrogen powered turbine engine that turns a generator. That way you can carry a tank of water and convert it straight to HHO gas through electrolysis. That gas can then power the turbine that would in turn power the vehicles electric engine. Voila! It would also be capable of Tesla Roadster like performance. Now THAT’S exciting!

  • cale

    This reporter is a complete dumbshit. This kind of technical news should be reserved for intelligent reporters with a working knowledge of the content that they are involved in. If the sources are technical and to be read in turkish, the reporter should be fluent in both Turkish and the technical material at hand. Get it together Yahoo. Yahoo says it all. What a let down after reading the headline.

  • Grifter

    But does it pass crash tests, corner well, have nav and surround sound (just kidding).

    I think this is an awesome jump start. Scale it back and make it something you can actually drive day to day and make it American produced and I will buy (at less than $170k).

  • Grifter

    But does it pass crash tests, corner well, have nav and surround sound (just kidding).

    I think this is an awesome jump start. Scale it back and make it something you can actually drive day to day and make it American produced and I will buy (at less than $170k).

  • Reader

    In order to make hydrogen from water you still need electricity, so fossil fuels (or alternatives) will still be needed.

  • Grifter

    But does it pass crash tests, corner well, have nav and surround sound (just kidding).

    I think this is an awesome jump start. Scale it back and make it something you can actually drive day to day and make it American produced and I will buy (at less than $170k).

  • Reader

    In order to make hydrogen from water you still need electricity, so fossil fuels (or alternatives) will still be needed.

  • charles

    latley I have begun to consider engineers and people who make things to be artists .

  • charles

    latley I have begun to consider engineers and people who make things to be artists .

  • Intrested One

    how fast does this thing go?

  • Intrested One

    how fast does this thing go?

  • Mikey

    Awesome with respect to the MPG but 240 lbs? That’s not practical. Ever driven in just a normal rain storm and felt your car shake or get blown off course just a fraction? Now imagine that in a car that only weighs 240 lbs.

  • Mikey

    Awesome with respect to the MPG but 240 lbs? That’s not practical. Ever driven in just a normal rain storm and felt your car shake or get blown off course just a fraction? Now imagine that in a car that only weighs 240 lbs.

  • tech

    See how the small the car is in the first picture……look how tall the guy is right behind the vehicle. Who is going to fit into that car….a horse jockey?

  • tech

    See how the small the car is in the first picture……look how tall the guy is right behind the vehicle. Who is going to fit into that car….a horse jockey?

  • Critter

    I knew it could be done but had almost given up hope for “that one person or crew” to build it.

    Please put me on the waiting list as a buyer when it becomes available to as regular 9-5:30 60 miles a day folk?

  • Critter

    I knew it could be done but had almost given up hope for “that one person or crew” to build it.

    Please put me on the waiting list as a buyer when it becomes available to as regular 9-5:30 60 miles a day folk?

  • Intrested One

    how fast does this thing go?

  • Mikey

    Awesome with respect to the MPG but 240 lbs? That’s not practical. Ever driven in just a normal rain storm and felt your car shake or get blown off course just a fraction? Now imagine that in a car that only weighs 240 lbs.

  • tech

    See how the small the car is in the first picture……look how tall the guy is right behind the vehicle. Who is going to fit into that car….a horse jockey?

  • Critter

    I knew it could be done but had almost given up hope for “that one person or crew” to build it.

    Please put me on the waiting list as a buyer when it becomes available to as regular 9-5:30 60 miles a day folk?

  • Realist

    My system starts charging the batteries of my electric car at 28 MpH. No fuel of any kind needed. I can beat the Sahimo’s record, witha much heavier chassie. It’s cost doesn’t reach more than $60 000. Investors needed to build more of them. The time has come to be first in non fossile powering of automobiles.

  • Realist

    My system starts charging the batteries of my electric car at 28 MpH. No fuel of any kind needed. I can beat the Sahimo’s record, witha much heavier chassie. It’s cost doesn’t reach more than $60 000. Investors needed to build more of them. The time has come to be first in non fossile powering of automobiles.

  • Don McLean

    I would like to know what average speed it traveled at. I am skeptical that a liter of H2 has that much energy. I am basing this doubt on the fact that the wind resistance goes up at the cube of the speed. The energy required is to overcome wind drag and rolling drag.

  • Don McLean

    I would like to know what average speed it traveled at. I am skeptical that a liter of H2 has that much energy. I am basing this doubt on the fact that the wind resistance goes up at the cube of the speed. The energy required is to overcome wind drag and rolling drag.

  • you know? im not that sure

    Lol, Jim. Wow if only i had $170,000…

  • you know? im not that sure

    Lol, Jim. Wow if only i had $170,000…

  • Realist

    My system starts charging the batteries of my electric car at 28 MpH. No fuel of any kind needed. I can beat the Sahimo’s record, witha much heavier chassie. It’s cost doesn’t reach more than $60 000. Investors needed to build more of them. The time has come to be first in non fossile powering of automobiles.

  • Don McLean

    I would like to know what average speed it traveled at. I am skeptical that a liter of H2 has that much energy. I am basing this doubt on the fact that the wind resistance goes up at the cube of the speed. The energy required is to overcome wind drag and rolling drag.

  • you know? im not that sure

    Lol, Jim. Wow if only i had $170,000…

  • Joe

    Just what every family of five needs, a go cart that can go a million miles on a thimble full of fuel and only cost $170.000, we now return you to reality.

  • Joe

    Just what every family of five needs, a go cart that can go a million miles on a thimble full of fuel and only cost $170.000, we now return you to reality.

  • Howard

    This is yet another joke. How many cars do we have to see on Yahoo News that are going to save us from our supposedly dying planet. It is great that people are looking for alternate ways of producing energy and fuel efficient cars. But the article states,

    “The SAHMO won third most efficient vehicle in Europe’s 26th Shell Eco Marathon.”

    Efficient?! Carrying a bird while flying inside a paper vehicle isn’t going to meet the need nor solve any problem. I do not want to drive my family in a paper box on I-70.

    As one commenter said, “Reducing the larger Americans to body weights comparable to Asians, and adopting India’s all veggie diet alone can solve world population and food supply problems, as much as going Euro-diesel throughout America to resolve the oil crisis, much to the chagrin of the oil companies of course!”

    This is pure rubbish. Americans do not need saving from global warming. We need salvation from Environmentalists. The overpopulation arguments are the same arguments that I heard as a kid when I was taught oil is running out in fifty years. None of the Left wing arguments are true. They are scare tactics in order to destroy freedom in exchange for tyranny.

    Oil and Natural Gas and Nuclear are proven to work and meet our needs. I guarantee that if these hydrogen vehicles really worked, then the Political Leftists would tax the crap out of that too. It is not about going green. It is about giving government unconstitutional power.

  • Howard

    This is yet another joke. How many cars do we have to see on Yahoo News that are going to save us from our supposedly dying planet. It is great that people are looking for alternate ways of producing energy and fuel efficient cars. But the article states,

    “The SAHMO won third most efficient vehicle in Europe’s 26th Shell Eco Marathon.”

    Efficient?! Carrying a bird while flying inside a paper vehicle isn’t going to meet the need nor solve any problem. I do not want to drive my family in a paper box on I-70.

    As one commenter said, “Reducing the larger Americans to body weights comparable to Asians, and adopting India’s all veggie diet alone can solve world population and food supply problems, as much as going Euro-diesel throughout America to resolve the oil crisis, much to the chagrin of the oil companies of course!”

    This is pure rubbish. Americans do not need saving from global warming. We need salvation from Environmentalists. The overpopulation arguments are the same arguments that I heard as a kid when I was taught oil is running out in fifty years. None of the Left wing arguments are true. They are scare tactics in order to destroy freedom in exchange for tyranny.

    Oil and Natural Gas and Nuclear are proven to work and meet our needs. I guarantee that if these hydrogen vehicles really worked, then the Political Leftists would tax the crap out of that too. It is not about going green. It is about giving government unconstitutional power.

  • Joe

    Just what every family of five needs, a go cart that can go a million miles on a thimble full of fuel and only cost $170.000, we now return you to reality.

  • Howard

    This is yet another joke. How many cars do we have to see on Yahoo News that are going to save us from our supposedly dying planet. It is great that people are looking for alternate ways of producing energy and fuel efficient cars. But the article states,

    “The SAHMO won third most efficient vehicle in Europe’s 26th Shell Eco Marathon.”

    Efficient?! Carrying a bird while flying inside a paper vehicle isn’t going to meet the need nor solve any problem. I do not want to drive my family in a paper box on I-70.

    As one commenter said, “Reducing the larger Americans to body weights comparable to Asians, and adopting India’s all veggie diet alone can solve world population and food supply problems, as much as going Euro-diesel throughout America to resolve the oil crisis, much to the chagrin of the oil companies of course!”

    This is pure rubbish. Americans do not need saving from global warming. We need salvation from Environmentalists. The overpopulation arguments are the same arguments that I heard as a kid when I was taught oil is running out in fifty years. None of the Left wing arguments are true. They are scare tactics in order to destroy freedom in exchange for tyranny.

    Oil and Natural Gas and Nuclear are proven to work and meet our needs. I guarantee that if these hydrogen vehicles really worked, then the Political Leftists would tax the crap out of that too. It is not about going green. It is about giving government unconstitutional power.

  • Johnny

    So they built a really slow $170,000.00 go cart??? I’ve seen some strange senior design projects, but this one takes the cake! I guess I’m just wondering if this was really the best way to spend this much money??? Then again, why do we (as a society) pay professional atheletes and actors insane amounts of money when there is a worldwide economic crisis going on??? meanwhile a licensed aircraft mechanic can’t make enough to support a family (and we wonder why airplanes are falling out of the sky more and more lately).

    Why is it that they (Shell) sponsor this sort of design project (a completely impractical one) instead of one that could lead to an actual consumer product that would revoloutionize the industry and possibly save it from collapse??? I’m thinking we could have a competition to build an alternative fuel vehicle that carried 2 passengers 3000 miles with air conditioning, a radio, meet actual minimal crash standards (sorry guys, some countries do have those), have a minimum top speed requirement (in texas the minimum speed for highway driving is 45 but it should probably be at least 60 for the competition) and keep the total cost under $30,000.00. Wouldn’t be interesting to see what someone could come up with??? That would definitely be a competition to check out.

    I will admit… for a limitless budget project, they did pretty well … But why did it cost so much? Carbon fiber is not that expensive. Of course, for the amount of weight they are supporting (a single driver) they could have used a composite construction even less expensie without much more weight gain (maybe 5% with a wet layup of fiberglass over aluminum honeycomb – and the thickness of the honeycomb they used was really overkill for the speeds and weights they’re compensating for)… but then again, if someone is willing to throw the money at it like that, then why not go for broke???

    What do ya’ll think???

    -J-

  • Johnny

    So they built a really slow $170,000.00 go cart??? I’ve seen some strange senior design projects, but this one takes the cake! I guess I’m just wondering if this was really the best way to spend this much money??? Then again, why do we (as a society) pay professional atheletes and actors insane amounts of money when there is a worldwide economic crisis going on??? meanwhile a licensed aircraft mechanic can’t make enough to support a family (and we wonder why airplanes are falling out of the sky more and more lately).

    Why is it that they (Shell) sponsor this sort of design project (a completely impractical one) instead of one that could lead to an actual consumer product that would revoloutionize the industry and possibly save it from collapse??? I’m thinking we could have a competition to build an alternative fuel vehicle that carried 2 passengers 3000 miles with air conditioning, a radio, meet actual minimal crash standards (sorry guys, some countries do have those), have a minimum top speed requirement (in texas the minimum speed for highway driving is 45 but it should probably be at least 60 for the competition) and keep the total cost under $30,000.00. Wouldn’t be interesting to see what someone could come up with??? That would definitely be a competition to check out.

    I will admit… for a limitless budget project, they did pretty well … But why did it cost so much? Carbon fiber is not that expensive. Of course, for the amount of weight they are supporting (a single driver) they could have used a composite construction even less expensie without much more weight gain (maybe 5% with a wet layup of fiberglass over aluminum honeycomb – and the thickness of the honeycomb they used was really overkill for the speeds and weights they’re compensating for)… but then again, if someone is willing to throw the money at it like that, then why not go for broke???

    What do ya’ll think???

    -J-

  • pimpdaddy

    shits sickkkkk

  • rob halford

    sure is sweet…… but is indeed a coffin. i dare you to drive it on americas highways.

    18wheeler vs. 250lbs …. actually dodge neon vs. this thing would be bad.

  • PJ

    What exactly is a liter of Hydrogen? A liter at 1 atmosphere of pressure is not a lot of energy.

  • Obama Bin Laden

    whats its 0 to sixty time?

    is it street raceable?

    and whats its crash ratings?

    GO GREEN!

    for only 170,000 George Washingtons in a semi-legal car

    haha nice effort though…

  • Jaywalker

    Basing on my experience in cars in the United States, you cannot convince me to switch to hybrids, solars or hydro cars. I prefer the normal mode of using gasoline. Why? First of all, I cannot afford to buy that expensive cars with so many high tech innovations because there are not enough mechanics to be trained in order to service said cars. Secondly, the price at this stage of economic recession, I have to support my family and putting the money on these vehicles will rob us of our human needs. Lastly, the maintenance of a vehicle depends on how you take care of it, like your second love in life. The only practical reason for buying a car is simply to transport one from where you want to go, reliable and efficient. The main thing is TRANSPORT – not even with shiny rims, GPS, ON Star ratings, V6 or V8, or even fully automatic. You don’to have a Rockford Fosgate,Bose or Kenwood for music. You don’t even need gull wings. It is exclusively for service from getting where to where.

    In short, I still prefer my TOYOTA Camry and my vehicle can be used as a prototype to challenge any hybrid of any brand that we run from Seattle, passing 100 cities and 39 states, nonstop.

    Get in touch with me on my email address and I will meet any challenge even from car manufacturers, and they can even have professional drivers racing with Nascar or Indy 500. I will challenge them.

  • Johnny

    So they built a really slow $170,000.00 go cart??? I’ve seen some strange senior design projects, but this one takes the cake! I guess I’m just wondering if this was really the best way to spend this much money??? Then again, why do we (as a society) pay professional atheletes and actors insane amounts of money when there is a worldwide economic crisis going on??? meanwhile a licensed aircraft mechanic can’t make enough to support a family (and we wonder why airplanes are falling out of the sky more and more lately).

    Why is it that they (Shell) sponsor this sort of design project (a completely impractical one) instead of one that could lead to an actual consumer product that would revoloutionize the industry and possibly save it from collapse??? I’m thinking we could have a competition to build an alternative fuel vehicle that carried 2 passengers 3000 miles with air conditioning, a radio, meet actual minimal crash standards (sorry guys, some countries do have those), have a minimum top speed requirement (in texas the minimum speed for highway driving is 45 but it should probably be at least 60 for the competition) and keep the total cost under $30,000.00. Wouldn’t be interesting to see what someone could come up with??? That would definitely be a competition to check out.

    I will admit… for a limitless budget project, they did pretty well … But why did it cost so much? Carbon fiber is not that expensive. Of course, for the amount of weight they are supporting (a single driver) they could have used a composite construction even less expensie without much more weight gain (maybe 5% with a wet layup of fiberglass over aluminum honeycomb – and the thickness of the honeycomb they used was really overkill for the speeds and weights they’re compensating for)… but then again, if someone is willing to throw the money at it like that, then why not go for broke???

    What do ya’ll think???

    -J-

  • pimpdaddy

    shits sickkkkk

  • rob halford

    sure is sweet…… but is indeed a coffin. i dare you to drive it on americas highways.

    18wheeler vs. 250lbs …. actually dodge neon vs. this thing would be bad.

  • PJ

    What exactly is a liter of Hydrogen? A liter at 1 atmosphere of pressure is not a lot of energy.

  • Obama Bin Laden

    whats its 0 to sixty time?

    is it street raceable?

    and whats its crash ratings?

    GO GREEN!

    for only 170,000 George Washingtons in a semi-legal car

    haha nice effort though…

  • Jaywalker

    Basing on my experience in cars in the United States, you cannot convince me to switch to hybrids, solars or hydro cars. I prefer the normal mode of using gasoline. Why? First of all, I cannot afford to buy that expensive cars with so many high tech innovations because there are not enough mechanics to be trained in order to service said cars. Secondly, the price at this stage of economic recession, I have to support my family and putting the money on these vehicles will rob us of our human needs. Lastly, the maintenance of a vehicle depends on how you take care of it, like your second love in life. The only practical reason for buying a car is simply to transport one from where you want to go, reliable and efficient. The main thing is TRANSPORT – not even with shiny rims, GPS, ON Star ratings, V6 or V8, or even fully automatic. You don’to have a Rockford Fosgate,Bose or Kenwood for music. You don’t even need gull wings. It is exclusively for service from getting where to where.

    In short, I still prefer my TOYOTA Camry and my vehicle can be used as a prototype to challenge any hybrid of any brand that we run from Seattle, passing 100 cities and 39 states, nonstop.

    Get in touch with me on my email address and I will meet any challenge even from car manufacturers, and they can even have professional drivers racing with Nascar or Indy 500. I will challenge them.

  • person

    this is a good idea. and the way the economy has been, hopefully more companys will start getting more into technology like this.. this is a great idea, dont get me wrong. but think about it.. your in a car that weighs 240 lbs.. what happens when i get in an accident & you have two thousand pounds of metal slamming into you? air bags will only do so much.. and thats alot of mpg..but its also a very tiny car.. couldnt they have taken away a little bit from the mileage and make its engine a bit stronger? or just build the frame bigger? because honestly i dont see how anyone above 5ft is fitting in this car

  • Anonymous

    lol Jim noob

  • Fascinated

    This is so amazing! If this vehicle is so fuel efficient i wonder what the cars that got first and second place are like!!

  • person

    this is a good idea. and the way the economy has been, hopefully more companys will start getting more into technology like this.. this is a great idea, dont get me wrong. but think about it.. your in a car that weighs 240 lbs.. what happens when i get in an accident & you have two thousand pounds of metal slamming into you? air bags will only do so much.. and thats alot of mpg..but its also a very tiny car.. couldnt they have taken away a little bit from the mileage and make its engine a bit stronger? or just build the frame bigger? because honestly i dont see how anyone above 5ft is fitting in this car

  • Anonymous

    lol Jim noob

  • Fascinated

    This is so amazing! If this vehicle is so fuel efficient i wonder what the cars that got first and second place are like!!

  • Roger

    WOW! Let’s all run out and buy one….lol With big money a lot can be done. Now sense you wasted time making something most of us can’t afford… what comes next. Mark up from the dealer? Let’s build something that is safe and cheap to own and drive, how about it?

  • Rupert Riley Jones

    Good! I hope once this range come to a utility and luxury cars

  • Roger

    WOW! Let’s all run out and buy one….lol With big money a lot can be done. Now sense you wasted time making something most of us can’t afford… what comes next. Mark up from the dealer? Let’s build something that is safe and cheap to own and drive, how about it?

  • http://yahoo sg

    All the Car companies in America need to focus just on a few concepts… #1 make the models appeal to ALL (small coupes, sedans, sports cars, &SUV’s) #2 make them affordable to ALL ($20-50k) #3 Great mpg (ranging from 40-100mpg (according to size or car/SUV)

    Can you imagine a Hummer getting 40mpg (IT CAN BE DONE)Car sales would hit the roof!!! It does not take hundreds of thousdands of $$ to make this happen…we already have the technology…its just the BIG OIL companies lobby against change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rupert Riley Jones

    Good! I hope once this range come to a utility and luxury cars

  • Mark

    There is more to this story than meets the eye. With FUEL claimed to be being the limiting factor, there is something suspicious with them not being about to add a full gallon (for example) to the car. Yes, weight would go from 240-pounds to 246 pounds, but total distance travelled would go from 350 or so to over 1000… IF THE CLAIM WAS LEGIT! There MUST be more to this story. We all WANT to believe that the whiz kids in Bangalore or elsewhere can outsmart the idiots in Detroit, but this may be only HALF of the real story. THEIRY vs REALITY, etc.

  • morrg

    i dont think i saw anywhere how fast it goes,,1300 miles and if it only goes 30mph still sucks

  • Mark

    There is more to this story than meets the eye. With FUEL claimed to be being the limiting factor, there is something suspicious with them not being about to add a full gallon (for example) to the car. Yes, weight would go from 240-pounds to 246 pounds, but total distance travelled would go from 350 or so to over 1000… IF THE CLAIM WAS LEGIT! There MUST be more to this story. We all WANT to believe that the whiz kids in Bangalore or elsewhere can outsmart the idiots in Detroit, but this may be only HALF of the real story. THEIRY vs REALITY, etc.

  • morrg

    i dont think i saw anywhere how fast it goes,,1300 miles and if it only goes 30mph still sucks

  • http://Yahoo SonShine

    Its unfortunate that our worlds technology is this great,yet we are still selling cars that get 12mpg.Soon Chevrolet,and even Ford will be cossumed by these newer and more advanced technological Japenese and Chinese brands.Its pathetic.

  • john

    lol, this car got 1336 miles and the actuall first place winner got 9737mpg

    5 times as much effieciency, doesnt look practical though http://www.gizmag.com/go/2946/

  • john

    lol, this car got 1336 miles and the actuall first place winner got 9737mpg

    5 times as much effieciency, doesnt look practical though http://www.gizmag.com/go/2946/

  • kyle

    but then what happens when out of nowhere comes another car and collides with this one? 240 lbs??? the thing would get mutilated! as well as anyone inside of it!

  • tamifluer

    This is great! However, there will be a day when hydrogen will be the sole source of renewable energy within our planet but let’s not forget its counterpart, oxygen! I predict that the levels of oxygen concentration in the breathing air will rise and thus another problem will arise such as sporadic self igniting matter. We won’t be there to see it for it is too many decades away but who knows!

  • kyle

    but then what happens when out of nowhere comes another car and collides with this one? 240 lbs??? the thing would get mutilated! as well as anyone inside of it!

  • tamifluer

    This is great! However, there will be a day when hydrogen will be the sole source of renewable energy within our planet but let’s not forget its counterpart, oxygen! I predict that the levels of oxygen concentration in the breathing air will rise and thus another problem will arise such as sporadic self igniting matter. We won’t be there to see it for it is too many decades away but who knows!

  • todd smith

    this just shows you how bad the automakers lie to us about how difficult it is to produce a car like this… All the r&d teams and millions of dollars. It’s ashame that anybody still believes we are getting cars that are REALLY fuel efficient.

  • Barry

    If a group of students can build a car that gets 1,336 mpg then why can’t the big car companies produce a car that gets even 100 mpg? It doesn’t seem like they are trying as hard as they should be.

    And the production cost of $170,000 actually doesn’t seem that high considering that this is a prototype unit. If you set up a production line and spread the fixed costs over many units then the cost per unit would probably decrease significantly.

  • todd smith

    this just shows you how bad the automakers lie to us about how difficult it is to produce a car like this… All the r&d teams and millions of dollars. It’s ashame that anybody still believes we are getting cars that are REALLY fuel efficient.

  • Barry

    If a group of students can build a car that gets 1,336 mpg then why can’t the big car companies produce a car that gets even 100 mpg? It doesn’t seem like they are trying as hard as they should be.

    And the production cost of $170,000 actually doesn’t seem that high considering that this is a prototype unit. If you set up a production line and spread the fixed costs over many units then the cost per unit would probably decrease significantly.

  • Vedrfolnir

    Look at the size of the damn thing. Kick off two wheels and you have a motorcycle. You could probably get more mileage, then, too.

  • Vedrfolnir

    Look at the size of the damn thing. Kick off two wheels and you have a motorcycle. You could probably get more mileage, then, too.

  • josh

    my only question is how would this car handle speeding down a highway at 60 to 70 mph? i have a little car that weighs way more but still gets tossed around in wind like it is a beachball at times. not nay-saying, just honestly curious. what an amazing feat!

  • wheresthemath

    I like innovation. I’m an engineer. And I’m failing to see what the hype is, other then this seems to be the flavor of the day. I’d say the author of the article should do more to convey the basic math behind all this. The first thing we learned in Thermodynamics was that you don’t get something for nothing – basic conservation of mass, energy, and entropy all have to apply, even though they are not politically correct.

    Liquid hydrogen has at least 3 times the energy density, not to mention a much greater cost (in terms of basic thermodynamics) in managing the fuel source then your typical gasoline or diesel. So right off the bat, I expect at least a 3x improvement. But, you’d also have to look at the costs of procuring and managing liquid hydrogen vs. gasoline or diesel which makes detracts further from the benefits of liquid hydrogen. I’m not against Hydrogen – I think it is a great fuel source and has its application. I’m still not jumping on board to buy BMW 750 powered on liquid hydrogen until we have more transparency in some of the hidden costs behind these technologies, especially when they could be motivated by consensus science.

    BTW at UC Davis in the mid 90’s hybrid and straight gasoline car projects were in the excess of 2000 mpg. Obviously they were not practical for production, but maybe we all should stop and think and really question whether we’re ready to upgrade our entire infrastructure (ie deficit spending???) when we’ve barely scratched the surface of what we have. I’m sure there are many companies salivating at the opportunity to take our money. And to the person who posted early about how impressed they were at this innovation during a war, dude, wake up that’s when huge innovation happens.

  • mike

    Uncls B said it all. We should consider ourselves lucky to even see this article before the whole idea of this car is swept under the rug and forgotten. they give of little glimpses of stuff like this but for some reason it never seems to make it to the showrooms. hmmmm why is that? because “they” dont give a crap about the future of this earth only what is right now for “them”. Ive heard directs quotes from them, “why should I care about that I’ll be dead and gone by then” “they” may say it’s to “expensive” to turn things around its never seems to be the right time to enforce air quality standards so on and so on. The earth is our only home, certainly we can afford what ever the cost for it to continue to be our home.

  • x man

    this bad boy goes up to 10mph!

  • josh

    my only question is how would this car handle speeding down a highway at 60 to 70 mph? i have a little car that weighs way more but still gets tossed around in wind like it is a beachball at times. not nay-saying, just honestly curious. what an amazing feat!

  • wheresthemath

    I like innovation. I’m an engineer. And I’m failing to see what the hype is, other then this seems to be the flavor of the day. I’d say the author of the article should do more to convey the basic math behind all this. The first thing we learned in Thermodynamics was that you don’t get something for nothing – basic conservation of mass, energy, and entropy all have to apply, even though they are not politically correct.

    Liquid hydrogen has at least 3 times the energy density, not to mention a much greater cost (in terms of basic thermodynamics) in managing the fuel source then your typical gasoline or diesel. So right off the bat, I expect at least a 3x improvement. But, you’d also have to look at the costs of procuring and managing liquid hydrogen vs. gasoline or diesel which makes detracts further from the benefits of liquid hydrogen. I’m not against Hydrogen – I think it is a great fuel source and has its application. I’m still not jumping on board to buy BMW 750 powered on liquid hydrogen until we have more transparency in some of the hidden costs behind these technologies, especially when they could be motivated by consensus science.

    BTW at UC Davis in the mid 90’s hybrid and straight gasoline car projects were in the excess of 2000 mpg. Obviously they were not practical for production, but maybe we all should stop and think and really question whether we’re ready to upgrade our entire infrastructure (ie deficit spending???) when we’ve barely scratched the surface of what we have. I’m sure there are many companies salivating at the opportunity to take our money. And to the person who posted early about how impressed they were at this innovation during a war, dude, wake up that’s when huge innovation happens.

  • mike

    Uncls B said it all. We should consider ourselves lucky to even see this article before the whole idea of this car is swept under the rug and forgotten. they give of little glimpses of stuff like this but for some reason it never seems to make it to the showrooms. hmmmm why is that? because “they” dont give a crap about the future of this earth only what is right now for “them”. Ive heard directs quotes from them, “why should I care about that I’ll be dead and gone by then” “they” may say it’s to “expensive” to turn things around its never seems to be the right time to enforce air quality standards so on and so on. The earth is our only home, certainly we can afford what ever the cost for it to continue to be our home.

  • x man

    this bad boy goes up to 10mph!

  • zen

    If u can build one for 50 bucks and mass produce it and give one to everyone in the world it would be a great asset to the world but I can think of alot of things better to do with 170,000 dollars like feeed the hungry, roof the homelesss,, i think we should all go out and spend 170,000 dollars to build something that 99% of the world wont ever seee… duuuuu

  • anne

    dude, amazing… but whats up with the music?? REALLY?

  • zen

    If u can build one for 50 bucks and mass produce it and give one to everyone in the world it would be a great asset to the world but I can think of alot of things better to do with 170,000 dollars like feeed the hungry, roof the homelesss,, i think we should all go out and spend 170,000 dollars to build something that 99% of the world wont ever seee… duuuuu

  • anne

    dude, amazing… but whats up with the music?? REALLY?

  • YO YO MA

    GREAT IDEA!!! BUT THE PRICE IS FOR THE CONCEPT NOT THE ACTUAL CAR ITSELF. THE PEOPLE WHO THINK IN TERMS OF GREEN SHOULD KEEP IT IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF WHATS GOOD FOR THE PLANET NOT WHATS GOOD FOR THEIR PROFIT.

  • YO YO MA

    GREAT IDEA!!! BUT THE PRICE IS FOR THE CONCEPT NOT THE ACTUAL CAR ITSELF. THE PEOPLE WHO THINK IN TERMS OF GREEN SHOULD KEEP IT IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF WHATS GOOD FOR THE PLANET NOT WHATS GOOD FOR THEIR PROFIT.

  • kayla

    Wow 1336 mpg?! wow crazy… when are they going to let everyone buy that?! geeze that would save people thousands of dollars but it doesn’t look that big… I hope they can make a bigger one. I’d love to take that for a drive…

  • YO YO MA

    GREAT IDEA!!! BUT THE PRICE IS FOR THE CONCEPT NOT THE ACTUAL CAR ITSELF. THE PEOPLE WHO THINK IN TERMS OF GREEN SHOULD KEEP IT IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF WHATS GOOD FOR THE PLANET NOT WHATS GOOD FOR THEIR PROFIT.

  • kayla

    Wow 1336 mpg?! wow crazy… when are they going to let everyone buy that?! geeze that would save people thousands of dollars but it doesn’t look that big… I hope they can make a bigger one. I’d love to take that for a drive…

  • cynic

    What are the chances of actually experiencing this tech within 10 years? How many corporations will buy up the tech and sit it on a shelf? How long before the people create an environment that direct companies to give us the best and most efficient tech; instead of forcing us to buy their old junk still in the warehouse? Great stuff- yet, far from a real public advancement.

  • cynic

    What are the chances of actually experiencing this tech within 10 years? How many corporations will buy up the tech and sit it on a shelf? How long before the people create an environment that direct companies to give us the best and most efficient tech; instead of forcing us to buy their old junk still in the warehouse? Great stuff- yet, far from a real public advancement.

  • joe sigal

    joe

  • cynic

    What are the chances of actually experiencing this tech within 10 years? How many corporations will buy up the tech and sit it on a shelf? How long before the people create an environment that direct companies to give us the best and most efficient tech; instead of forcing us to buy their old junk still in the warehouse? Great stuff- yet, far from a real public advancement.

  • joe sigal

    joe

  • james

    wow 1336 mpg and it only won third most efficient vehicle….

  • james

    wow 1336 mpg and it only won third most efficient vehicle….

  • Kyle

    This is incredible that they can do this but the safty features on this car have to be very few. It seems much too dangerous to drive in real life situations where elements cannot be controled outside of the driver. none-the-less, the technology that is used is just simply amazing.

  • Kyle

    This is incredible that they can do this but the safty features on this car have to be very few. It seems much too dangerous to drive in real life situations where elements cannot be controled outside of the driver. none-the-less, the technology that is used is just simply amazing.

  • james

    wow 1336 mpg and it only won third most efficient vehicle….

  • Kyle

    This is incredible that they can do this but the safty features on this car have to be very few. It seems much too dangerous to drive in real life situations where elements cannot be controled outside of the driver. none-the-less, the technology that is used is just simply amazing.

  • dk

    Heres the big prob with hydrogen though,,,It is a storage vessel for energy that must be produced…sure it is every where..its just bound up in water,,and you need to break that bound with energy..energy from where…you guessed it fossil fuels…Its the same with electric..where do you think electric comes from? the tooth fairy..it comes from power plants the mostly burn what?? you guessed it fossil fuels…What are fosssil fuels..Ill tell you..prepackaged solar energy…yep! prepagaged by plants..as in bio fuel,,from the big nuclear reactor in the sky that we call the sun! So until we go nuclear and cut out all the middle men..we wont have real hydrogen solutions..and we might as well burn fossil fuels until then..I know you dont want to hear that but the truth hurts and physics doesnt lie!

  • dk

    Heres the big prob with hydrogen though,,,It is a storage vessel for energy that must be produced…sure it is every where..its just bound up in water,,and you need to break that bound with energy..energy from where…you guessed it fossil fuels…Its the same with electric..where do you think electric comes from? the tooth fairy..it comes from power plants the mostly burn what?? you guessed it fossil fuels…What are fosssil fuels..Ill tell you..prepackaged solar energy…yep! prepagaged by plants..as in bio fuel,,from the big nuclear reactor in the sky that we call the sun! So until we go nuclear and cut out all the middle men..we wont have real hydrogen solutions..and we might as well burn fossil fuels until then..I know you dont want to hear that but the truth hurts and physics doesnt lie!

  • http://Yahoo Sheetmetal God

    I know our Universities have been working on electric cars for years, we have the technology to build little two person cars that run with 300 horse power. Only problem was the batteries, todays technology I believe we will see these cells more advanced. Able to run all day exorbing energy able to run all night, not use any fuel at all. Auto maker open the Vault, get creative, find our most awesome minds and show the world the U S can make these cars.

  • Zsolt Varga

    We will only servive as a human race, if hydrogen is our future fuel. So all the oil companies should get used to it!!!

  • Zsolt Varga

    We will only servive as a human race, if hydrogen is our future fuel. So all the oil companies should get used to it!!!

  • Jack Gibson

    wow. awesome car!! however. maybe someone should think about mass production and get the price down so the average working class that are lossing jobs can afford to get one!! hell i would apply for a job to help make them. since i’m one of the unfortunates to end up loseing my job!

  • Zsolt Varga

    We will only servive as a human race, if hydrogen is our future fuel. So all the oil companies should get used to it!!!

  • Jack Gibson

    wow. awesome car!! however. maybe someone should think about mass production and get the price down so the average working class that are lossing jobs can afford to get one!! hell i would apply for a job to help make them. since i’m one of the unfortunates to end up loseing my job!

  • http://gas2.0 Robert

    With this type of positive technology we’d be stupid not to pay $100 Million, $ 500 Million or more to bring it to market. It’s a pipe dream, the oil thugs will bury it before it goes that far.

  • AndrewT

    Seen way too many great projects coming out for years now, but then all go silent and never hear about them again. I wonder why nobody picks these projects up and develop decently priced vehicles for the the public. Keep it simple, keep it cheap, think Beetle back in the days.

  • AndrewT

    Seen way too many great projects coming out for years now, but then all go silent and never hear about them again. I wonder why nobody picks these projects up and develop decently priced vehicles for the the public. Keep it simple, keep it cheap, think Beetle back in the days.

  • daniel d johnson

    what happens when this carbon-fiber collides with a steel ford pickup truck?

  • daniel d johnson

    what happens when this carbon-fiber collides with a steel ford pickup truck?

  • Arthur Zynda

    Why does the media generally ignore the fact that today’s cars will run on hydrogen just as well as they run on gasoline? All they need is the proper fuel system

    Why does the media generally ignore the several hydrogen filling stations that produce hydrogen – on site – from water – with solar powered electrolysis units? These filling stations provide fuel for a fairly large number of today’s vehicles that have been converted to run on hydrogen.

  • Arthur Zynda

    Why does the media generally ignore the fact that today’s cars will run on hydrogen just as well as they run on gasoline? All they need is the proper fuel system

    Why does the media generally ignore the several hydrogen filling stations that produce hydrogen – on site – from water – with solar powered electrolysis units? These filling stations provide fuel for a fairly large number of today’s vehicles that have been converted to run on hydrogen.

  • AndrewT

    Seen way too many great projects coming out for years now, but then all go silent and never hear about them again. I wonder why nobody picks these projects up and develop decently priced vehicles for the the public. Keep it simple, keep it cheap, think Beetle back in the days.

  • daniel d johnson

    what happens when this carbon-fiber collides with a steel ford pickup truck?

  • http://gmail Bobby

    i believe that this is a great thing!although the government will just steal it from them.anything to do with cutting costs,isnt what the government wants to here.they need your hard earned money to function.thats the system we have accepted and thats the way it is.no matter what we do to try to change it we will loose.my grand father told me a story once,about income taxes.he said that ,he was working the fields during ww1.this man showed up with some papers an wanted him to help the government.he was told that it was for income tax to helpout with the government.he agreed to it,as did alot of others.he said that they left that on us.he also stated that a bunch of people protested for a while.he said then all of a sudden you didnt hear from them anymore.i asked what happened to them .he told me to do the math

  • Arthur Zynda

    Why does the media generally ignore the fact that today’s cars will run on hydrogen just as well as they run on gasoline? All they need is the proper fuel system

    Why does the media generally ignore the several hydrogen filling stations that produce hydrogen – on site – from water – with solar powered electrolysis units? These filling stations provide fuel for a fairly large number of today’s vehicles that have been converted to run on hydrogen.

  • Daniel

    It really looks like the most expensive RC car ever made. Notice how you never seen anyone get in or out? This was probably created as a Public Relations gag for Shell oil. Good for the students who built it, but it doesn’t seem like anything that can be driven by a human. I imagine it would go half as far when you add a dwarf.

  • Miguel

    remember the entire car is not made out carbon fiber is only the skin/shell of the car and even if the car was made out of carbon fiber i am sure they can make the inside be made of something else that is cheap and the skin be made out of wood thick layers of wood…blast radio of hidrogen..that’s a first…Again thick wood for teenagers….I heard on the discovery or history channel that they plant to make regular cars out of wood in the future….And you are probably saying that there is enough wood been used for books, well what if books got replaced by a plastic electronic screen that people read…I wonder if wood can be replaced…

  • Miguel

    remember the entire car is not made out carbon fiber is only the skin/shell of the car and even if the car was made out of carbon fiber i am sure they can make the inside be made of something else that is cheap and the skin be made out of wood thick layers of wood…blast radio of hidrogen..that’s a first…Again thick wood for teenagers….I heard on the discovery or history channel that they plant to make regular cars out of wood in the future….And you are probably saying that there is enough wood been used for books, well what if books got replaced by a plastic electronic screen that people read…I wonder if wood can be replaced…

  • Daniel

    It really looks like the most expensive RC car ever made. Notice how you never seen anyone get in or out? This was probably created as a Public Relations gag for Shell oil. Good for the students who built it, but it doesn’t seem like anything that can be driven by a human. I imagine it would go half as far when you add a dwarf.

  • Miguel

    remember the entire car is not made out carbon fiber is only the skin/shell of the car and even if the car was made out of carbon fiber i am sure they can make the inside be made of something else that is cheap and the skin be made out of wood thick layers of wood…blast radio of hidrogen..that’s a first…Again thick wood for teenagers….I heard on the discovery or history channel that they plant to make regular cars out of wood in the future….And you are probably saying that there is enough wood been used for books, well what if books got replaced by a plastic electronic screen that people read…I wonder if wood can be replaced…

  • Friskomainevent

    This is not new technology. This technology has existed way before. It just happens that oil companies shut down these “fuel efficient” car projects down to milk out all the money from consumers. I mean…hybrid cars? that existed along time ago! we just never paid attention to it. WIKI IT!

  • Robert Crowe

    Congratulations to the fore thinking individuals that have proved President Bush right again. When President Bush proposed to congress that Hydrogen Fuel could be the fuel of he future the liberals got all over it as impossible and it did not fit with their biases. Of course now they will claim they invented it, ie.Gore and the internet.

  • Robert Crowe

    Congratulations to the fore thinking individuals that have proved President Bush right again. When President Bush proposed to congress that Hydrogen Fuel could be the fuel of he future the liberals got all over it as impossible and it did not fit with their biases. Of course now they will claim they invented it, ie.Gore and the internet.

  • Andrew Helms

    I like the shell sticker…anyhow, good for them, it’s a job well done. But if this vehicle came in 3rd, what came in 1st?..

  • Andrew Helms

    I like the shell sticker…anyhow, good for them, it’s a job well done. But if this vehicle came in 3rd, what came in 1st?..

  • Friskomainevent

    This is not new technology. This technology has existed way before. It just happens that oil companies shut down these “fuel efficient” car projects down to milk out all the money from consumers. I mean…hybrid cars? that existed along time ago! we just never paid attention to it. WIKI IT!

  • Robert Crowe

    Congratulations to the fore thinking individuals that have proved President Bush right again. When President Bush proposed to congress that Hydrogen Fuel could be the fuel of he future the liberals got all over it as impossible and it did not fit with their biases. Of course now they will claim they invented it, ie.Gore and the internet.

  • Andrew Helms

    I like the shell sticker…anyhow, good for them, it’s a job well done. But if this vehicle came in 3rd, what came in 1st?..

  • Murleen Walker

    How much weight of a person can this 270lb car, with re actually hold?

  • Murleen Walker

    How much weight of a person can this 270lb car, with re actually hold?

  • yingyang

    Uncle B: Agree with most of what you said and I like the tone. One thing: All of us becoming veggie so we can figure out how to continue overpopulating the planet seems like the major flaw in your program. The whole ‘nutritional efficiency’ so there can be more humans theory annoys me greatly. Howabout we all have less than 2.2 kids, reject anti-natural techno-fix improvements to the food chain and maybe return somewhat to the soil… ala the Biodynamic approach (which itself seems to possess a little astrological/witchcraft voodoo, but it’s closer than anything else I’ve come across). Check out William McDonough on YouTube. Some good ideas there as well.

  • yingyang

    Uncle B: Agree with most of what you said and I like the tone. One thing: All of us becoming veggie so we can figure out how to continue overpopulating the planet seems like the major flaw in your program. The whole ‘nutritional efficiency’ so there can be more humans theory annoys me greatly. Howabout we all have less than 2.2 kids, reject anti-natural techno-fix improvements to the food chain and maybe return somewhat to the soil… ala the Biodynamic approach (which itself seems to possess a little astrological/witchcraft voodoo, but it’s closer than anything else I’ve come across). Check out William McDonough on YouTube. Some good ideas there as well.

  • Bill

    I think Uncle B should be exported from the USA!

  • yingyang

    Uncle B: Agree with most of what you said and I like the tone. One thing: All of us becoming veggie so we can figure out how to continue overpopulating the planet seems like the major flaw in your program. The whole ‘nutritional efficiency’ so there can be more humans theory annoys me greatly. Howabout we all have less than 2.2 kids, reject anti-natural techno-fix improvements to the food chain and maybe return somewhat to the soil… ala the Biodynamic approach (which itself seems to possess a little astrological/witchcraft voodoo, but it’s closer than anything else I’ve come across). Check out William McDonough on YouTube. Some good ideas there as well.

  • Bill

    I think Uncle B should be exported from the USA!

  • Bob Wells

    Interesting that a few students from Turkey can come up with something like

    that !? I wish our automobile industry would or could have had ideas to produce a car which gives us oil independency. 170K … yes ! Because its a concept car but could be much cheaper mass produced.

    Oh well, lets keep driving those huge SUV’ s around and keep getting the rich oil companies richer.

    I rest my case.

  • Bob Wells

    Interesting that a few students from Turkey can come up with something like

    that !? I wish our automobile industry would or could have had ideas to produce a car which gives us oil independency. 170K … yes ! Because its a concept car but could be much cheaper mass produced.

    Oh well, lets keep driving those huge SUV’ s around and keep getting the rich oil companies richer.

    I rest my case.

  • Bob Wells

    Interesting that a few students from Turkey can come up with something like

    that !? I wish our automobile industry would or could have had ideas to produce a car which gives us oil independency. 170K … yes ! Because its a concept car but could be much cheaper mass produced.

    Oh well, lets keep driving those huge SUV’ s around and keep getting the rich oil companies richer.

    I rest my case.

  • Walter G Connor Jr

    The Quality revolution will take care of arrogant corporate thinking. I checked the rules and it doesn’t give the speed the vehicles are required to maintain during their run. Historically the minimum average speed has been 10 mph – the same as a brisk ride on an urban bicycle. For less than $1000 USD one can buy a decent bicycle, a basic electric motor system, and build a fairing shell that will move you along at 30 mph. Hydrogen is the least dense combustion fuel and still tricky to handle. Fresh water may become too valuable to use for fuel shortly. A fully loaded bus can yield 500 passenger-miles per gallon at present and this will improve as weight and air drag are reducted. A five passenger car needs to get 100 mpg and a seven passenger van needs to get 75 mpg to get the same efficiency. Some fundamnetal thinking about our transportation and energy needs is in order. I think there are some very positive ways to integrate all aspects of our lives to be comfortable and sustainable.

  • Walter G Connor Jr

    The Quality revolution will take care of arrogant corporate thinking. I checked the rules and it doesn’t give the speed the vehicles are required to maintain during their run. Historically the minimum average speed has been 10 mph – the same as a brisk ride on an urban bicycle. For less than $1000 USD one can buy a decent bicycle, a basic electric motor system, and build a fairing shell that will move you along at 30 mph. Hydrogen is the least dense combustion fuel and still tricky to handle. Fresh water may become too valuable to use for fuel shortly. A fully loaded bus can yield 500 passenger-miles per gallon at present and this will improve as weight and air drag are reducted. A five passenger car needs to get 100 mpg and a seven passenger van needs to get 75 mpg to get the same efficiency. Some fundamnetal thinking about our transportation and energy needs is in order. I think there are some very positive ways to integrate all aspects of our lives to be comfortable and sustainable.

  • DOA

    Too bad America can’t build anything anymore.

  • Walter G Connor Jr

    The Quality revolution will take care of arrogant corporate thinking. I checked the rules and it doesn’t give the speed the vehicles are required to maintain during their run. Historically the minimum average speed has been 10 mph – the same as a brisk ride on an urban bicycle. For less than $1000 USD one can buy a decent bicycle, a basic electric motor system, and build a fairing shell that will move you along at 30 mph. Hydrogen is the least dense combustion fuel and still tricky to handle. Fresh water may become too valuable to use for fuel shortly. A fully loaded bus can yield 500 passenger-miles per gallon at present and this will improve as weight and air drag are reducted. A five passenger car needs to get 100 mpg and a seven passenger van needs to get 75 mpg to get the same efficiency. Some fundamnetal thinking about our transportation and energy needs is in order. I think there are some very positive ways to integrate all aspects of our lives to be comfortable and sustainable.

  • DOA

    Too bad America can’t build anything anymore.

  • jeff w

    I find this really inspiring. But in order for anything like this to be intruduced . . it will have to be truly functional and governments will have to lift safety requirements. A whole new generation of lightweight fuel efficient vehicles could hit the street some day without all kinds of crazy, polluting, costly engineering involved. We need to morph our safety laws and upgrade our dinosaur thinking in order for this type of vehicle to become viable.

  • jeff w

    I find this really inspiring. But in order for anything like this to be intruduced . . it will have to be truly functional and governments will have to lift safety requirements. A whole new generation of lightweight fuel efficient vehicles could hit the street some day without all kinds of crazy, polluting, costly engineering involved. We need to morph our safety laws and upgrade our dinosaur thinking in order for this type of vehicle to become viable.

  • Daniel

    Who cares, spend 170K for what a car that really isnt efficent, 170K give anyone a clue???

    I rather buy a Buick 92 Roadmaster and have room to get it on! who wants to be cramed in this India built crap! Leave it there!

  • Ken Bailey

    Advanced Combustion Technologies of Chatsworth, California is on the same path. They are installing their product in regular 18 wheel vehicles and increasing their mileage by 200%. They have already filed 12 patents.

  • Ken Bailey

    Advanced Combustion Technologies of Chatsworth, California is on the same path. They are installing their product in regular 18 wheel vehicles and increasing their mileage by 200%. They have already filed 12 patents.

  • jeff w

    I find this really inspiring. But in order for anything like this to be intruduced . . it will have to be truly functional and governments will have to lift safety requirements. A whole new generation of lightweight fuel efficient vehicles could hit the street some day without all kinds of crazy, polluting, costly engineering involved. We need to morph our safety laws and upgrade our dinosaur thinking in order for this type of vehicle to become viable.

  • Daniel

    Who cares, spend 170K for what a car that really isnt efficent, 170K give anyone a clue???

    I rather buy a Buick 92 Roadmaster and have room to get it on! who wants to be cramed in this India built crap! Leave it there!

  • Ken Bailey

    Advanced Combustion Technologies of Chatsworth, California is on the same path. They are installing their product in regular 18 wheel vehicles and increasing their mileage by 200%. They have already filed 12 patents.

  • http://yahoo.com Moon technology

    This car is good to replace conventional cars, but I hope that the Mafia of Oil companies won’t stop you from doing this, I am pretty sure that we have the technology to build up more efficent vehicles, this car is to light, but the fuel efficency is to great, as I said for this time we should have better cars, but I feel like big car manufactures and Oil companies, they always stop this projects, at this time we shoul have water cars, hydrogen cars, Pneumatic cars, gas cars able to run at list 200MPG, but for some reazon they want to keep us on the 1900’s technology.

  • http://yahoo.com Moon technology

    This car is good to replace conventional cars, but I hope that the Mafia of Oil companies won’t stop you from doing this, I am pretty sure that we have the technology to build up more efficent vehicles, this car is to light, but the fuel efficency is to great, as I said for this time we should have better cars, but I feel like big car manufactures and Oil companies, they always stop this projects, at this time we shoul have water cars, hydrogen cars, Pneumatic cars, gas cars able to run at list 200MPG, but for some reazon they want to keep us on the 1900’s technology.

  • Joe M

    I think its a great idea….

    as long as you do not get into an accident

    240lbs????

    The smallest cars on the road in the US would

    make minced meat of a 240lb car, or at least

    knock it a few hundred yards for a field goal

  • Joe M

    I think its a great idea….

    as long as you do not get into an accident

    240lbs????

    The smallest cars on the road in the US would

    make minced meat of a 240lb car, or at least

    knock it a few hundred yards for a field goal

  • Joe M

    I think its a great idea….

    as long as you do not get into an accident

    240lbs????

    The smallest cars on the road in the US would

    make minced meat of a 240lb car, or at least

    knock it a few hundred yards for a field goal

  • THE WATCHER!!!

    It’s amazing to me the Students can make a car with so many MPG,yet car makers are just now doing cars with MPG up to 30.

  • THE WATCHER!!!

    It’s amazing to me the Students can make a car with so many MPG,yet car makers are just now doing cars with MPG up to 30.

  • s.distler

    1336 mpg a gal of what? hydrogen? How munch does a gal. of hydrogen cost?

  • s.distler

    1336 mpg a gal of what? hydrogen? How munch does a gal. of hydrogen cost?

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  • perfection

    Just westing $170.000 for this tiny car,lol.It will be great if they can build bigger and better fuel efficent.I can redesign my bike and add couple solar panel and even dont need a gas.

  • perfection

    Just westing $170.000 for this tiny car,lol.It will be great if they can build bigger and better fuel efficent.I can redesign my bike and add couple solar panel and even dont need a gas.

  • JonathanD

    If they would have made it larger, thinner and filled it with Helium… they could have beaten their record mpg.

  • JonathanD

    If they would have made it larger, thinner and filled it with Helium… they could have beaten their record mpg.

  • JonathanD

    If they would have made it larger, thinner and filled it with Helium… they could have beaten their record mpg.

  • Gerry

    Rather than the energy companies’ hidden agenda of pushing natural gas cars, I’m glad to see the focus on hydrogen and fuel cell cars. I’ll bet these Turkish students and University didn’t develop the car with a billion dollar grant from the federal government either. I’m sure with production quantity demand the cost could be reduced easily to $30,000-$40,000 range if not less.

  • Gerry

    Rather than the energy companies’ hidden agenda of pushing natural gas cars, I’m glad to see the focus on hydrogen and fuel cell cars. I’ll bet these Turkish students and University didn’t develop the car with a billion dollar grant from the federal government either. I’m sure with production quantity demand the cost could be reduced easily to $30,000-$40,000 range if not less.

  • Griffen

    Uncle B, maybe you should just move to INdia or Sweeden. I hear they are looking for liberal hippies to ruin their countries too. Just like thay are doing here!!!

  • Griffen

    Uncle B, maybe you should just move to INdia or Sweeden. I hear they are looking for liberal hippies to ruin their countries too. Just like thay are doing here!!!

  • Gerry

    Doesn’t say much for our Universities and American engineers that other countries are getting close to developing the cars of the future. No one in the U.S. will do squat unless Washington comes across with the money and then they would go billions over budget.

  • J

    Very well and good. However, incredibly impractical, ridiculously unsafety and close to impossible to mass produce. Clever and well-done, no doubt, but little more than a gimmick.

  • Gerry

    Doesn’t say much for our Universities and American engineers that other countries are getting close to developing the cars of the future. No one in the U.S. will do squat unless Washington comes across with the money and then they would go billions over budget.

  • J

    Very well and good. However, incredibly impractical, ridiculously unsafety and close to impossible to mass produce. Clever and well-done, no doubt, but little more than a gimmick.

  • Jason

    All they did is spend close to $200,000 to build a go-kart with a shell. They could have built a more practical hydrogen-fueled car that seats more than one person.

  • Jason

    All they did is spend close to $200,000 to build a go-kart with a shell. They could have built a more practical hydrogen-fueled car that seats more than one person.

  • http://PaulDCandelaria.Com PaulWall

    Watch this vehicle disappear into obscurity by the oil companies and their government stooges. I hope this car reaches all corners of Earth but I’m jaded.

  • Jason

    All they did is spend close to $200,000 to build a go-kart with a shell. They could have built a more practical hydrogen-fueled car that seats more than one person.

  • http://PaulDCandelaria.Com PaulWall

    Watch this vehicle disappear into obscurity by the oil companies and their government stooges. I hope this car reaches all corners of Earth but I’m jaded.

  • Kenseth17th

    I think that’s great. Good job!!! Now if you can make it more marketable that would be awesome.

  • Kenseth17th

    I think that’s great. Good job!!! Now if you can make it more marketable that would be awesome.

  • lol@u

    Nice to see a few smart kids can out do the worlds current “greatest” automotive minds. Amazing what you can do without the iron fist of corporate greed.

  • Paul Manson

    Great – a go-kart for the street. Good luck getting that thing to pass US safety guideline. Would hate to think about the results of a head-on collision with my SuperCrew 4×4.

  • Kenseth17th

    I think that’s great. Good job!!! Now if you can make it more marketable that would be awesome.

  • lol@u

    Nice to see a few smart kids can out do the worlds current “greatest” automotive minds. Amazing what you can do without the iron fist of corporate greed.

  • Paul Manson

    Great – a go-kart for the street. Good luck getting that thing to pass US safety guideline. Would hate to think about the results of a head-on collision with my SuperCrew 4×4.

  • Chettri

    It is a surprise. Now I begin to worry for the Middle East. Our earth will be so clean that less people will suffer from respiratory illness.I am delighted and optimistic that one day we will have cars running with hydrogen gas.

  • ToddCM

    At only 250 lbs., you could be riding a 4-wheel ATV and still come out on top in a head on collision!!!! PLEASE, get these to the market for the liberal sheeple ASAP!!!

  • ToddCM

    At only 250 lbs., you could be riding a 4-wheel ATV and still come out on top in a head on collision!!!! PLEASE, get these to the market for the liberal sheeple ASAP!!!

  • ToddCM

    At only 250 lbs., you could be riding a 4-wheel ATV and still come out on top in a head on collision!!!! PLEASE, get these to the market for the liberal sheeple ASAP!!!

  • larrie

    who and the hell is going to fit in that car? lame!! go broc lesnar

  • larrie

    who and the hell is going to fit in that car? lame!! go broc lesnar

  • Chettri

    It is a surprise. Now I begin to worry for the Middle East. Our earth will be so clean that less people will suffer from respiratory illness.I am delighted and optimistic that one day we will have cars running with hydrogen gas.

  • ToddCM

    At only 250 lbs., you could be riding a 4-wheel ATV and still come out on top in a head on collision!!!! PLEASE, get these to the market for the liberal sheeple ASAP!!!

  • larrie

    who and the hell is going to fit in that car? lame!! go broc lesnar

  • http://none tim

    Wouldn’t it have made sense to get a Turkish translation of their website before you wrote the article?

  • http://mybutt Smartest one

    I don’t think I will be able to fit in that thing. Is there a weight limit? If so then Americans are going to have a problem.

  • http://www.b3ck.com b3ck

    it’s a friggin go-cart not a car.. lol

  • Cyn

    Well said, Uncle B. Bio fuel is available all around us without bothering the food supply, but greed at the top is greed at the top. The truth is Turbo Civic, this is development cost, not assembly line. Hydrogen fuel is inherently unstable and dangerous, but this move forward gives incentive to find a safe base.

  • Cyn

    Well said, Uncle B. Bio fuel is available all around us without bothering the food supply, but greed at the top is greed at the top. The truth is Turbo Civic, this is development cost, not assembly line. Hydrogen fuel is inherently unstable and dangerous, but this move forward gives incentive to find a safe base.

  • Cyn

    Well said, Uncle B. Bio fuel is available all around us without bothering the food supply, but greed at the top is greed at the top. The truth is Turbo Civic, this is development cost, not assembly line. Hydrogen fuel is inherently unstable and dangerous, but this move forward gives incentive to find a safe base.

  • john

    thats amazing but couldn’t they have made it a little heavyer because if its only 240lb it could easily filp over can’t it

  • john

    thats amazing but couldn’t they have made it a little heavyer because if its only 240lb it could easily filp over can’t it

  • http://yahoo.com Jebay

    whhoooo,,, not so good… You’re not safe on this car because it’s only made up of light materials and if you have and accident you will surely got 40-60, 40 for life and 60 for death..

  • http://yahoo.com Jebay

    whhoooo,,, not so good… You’re not safe on this car because it’s only made up of light materials and if you have and accident you will surely got 40-60, 40 for life and 60 for death..

  • Common Man

    WOW! Why don’t all of you that think everybody else should make and buy these wonderful planet savers go out and make and or buy one yourselves? The answer is-it ain’t as easy at it seems. If it were we would already be driving them and saving the planet. By the way, hydrogen is very flamable and dangerous. Technology moves best without mandates.

  • http://www.b3ck.com b3ck

    it’s a friggin go-cart not a car.. lol

  • Cyn

    Well said, Uncle B. Bio fuel is available all around us without bothering the food supply, but greed at the top is greed at the top. The truth is Turbo Civic, this is development cost, not assembly line. Hydrogen fuel is inherently unstable and dangerous, but this move forward gives incentive to find a safe base.

  • john

    thats amazing but couldn’t they have made it a little heavyer because if its only 240lb it could easily filp over can’t it

  • http://yahoo.com Jebay

    whhoooo,,, not so good… You’re not safe on this car because it’s only made up of light materials and if you have and accident you will surely got 40-60, 40 for life and 60 for death..

  • Common Man

    WOW! Why don’t all of you that think everybody else should make and buy these wonderful planet savers go out and make and or buy one yourselves? The answer is-it ain’t as easy at it seems. If it were we would already be driving them and saving the planet. By the way, hydrogen is very flamable and dangerous. Technology moves best without mandates.

  • http://www.none123.com Duey

    $170,000? I’d buy a Ferrari instead. What a piece of crap for $170,000.

  • http://www.none123.com Duey

    $170,000? I’d buy a Ferrari instead. What a piece of crap for $170,000.

  • http://www.none123.com Duey

    $170,000? I’d buy a Ferrari instead. What a piece of crap for $170,000.

  • http://www.none123.com Duey

    $170,000? I’d buy a Ferrari instead. What a piece of crap for $170,000.

  • Mike

    Imagine that getting hit… by a Hummer. It’d be the perfect vehicle if it weren’t for safety and probably speed issues.

  • Mike

    Imagine that getting hit… by a Hummer. It’d be the perfect vehicle if it weren’t for safety and probably speed issues.

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  • Mark O

    Nearly 30 years ago, I drove a 1979 honda civic that weighed 1300 lbs and got 38 mpg in the city. A wreck at 35 mph nearly cost me my life. Honda’s lighest civic now weighs 2600 lbs, with lot more safety features. Honda like other manufactures got sick of being sued, after so many lives were being lossed. Light yes, but safety thur high tec materials is the wave.

  • Mark O

    Nearly 30 years ago, I drove a 1979 honda civic that weighed 1300 lbs and got 38 mpg in the city. A wreck at 35 mph nearly cost me my life. Honda’s lighest civic now weighs 2600 lbs, with lot more safety features. Honda like other manufactures got sick of being sued, after so many lives were being lossed. Light yes, but safety thur high tec materials is the wave.

  • Mark O

    Nearly 30 years ago, I drove a 1979 honda civic that weighed 1300 lbs and got 38 mpg in the city. A wreck at 35 mph nearly cost me my life. Honda’s lighest civic now weighs 2600 lbs, with lot more safety features. Honda like other manufactures got sick of being sued, after so many lives were being lossed. Light yes, but safety thur high tec materials is the wave.

  • Speed

    Hmmm I wonder what it sounds with a fart can on it… ;)

  • Speed

    Hmmm I wonder what it sounds with a fart can on it… ;)

  • Mark O

    Nearly 30 years ago, I drove a 1979 honda civic that weighed 1300 lbs and got 38 mpg in the city. A wreck at 35 mph nearly cost me my life. Honda’s lighest civic now weighs 2600 lbs, with lot more safety features. Honda like other manufactures got sick of being sued, after so many lives were being lossed. Light yes, but safety thur high tec materials is the wave.

  • Speed

    Hmmm I wonder what it sounds with a fart can on it… ;)

  • Randy

    Jim,

    This is not WOW. DON’T LEET this….lol But it is an interesting concept…..

  • Randy

    Jim,

    This is not WOW. DON’T LEET this….lol But it is an interesting concept…..

  • Ted

    quote: “The SAHMO won third most efficient vehicle in Europe’s 26th Shell Eco Marathon. And their next goal is to conquer the inaugural 2009 Global Green Challenge . . .”

    HELLO??? Third most efficient vehicle? Makes you wonder what won the first most efficient vehicle. Very impressive nonetheless, looks cool too.

    But I worry that all the developers of this car may mysteriously disappear, along with all the plans for this car. And we’ll still have to buy gasoline powered cars for the next 100 years.

  • Randy

    Jim,

    This is not WOW. DON’T LEET this….lol But it is an interesting concept…..

  • http://yahoo secret

    Hello, wouldn’t the wind blow it off the road? Can it withstand Ohio weather?

  • Ted

    quote: “The SAHMO won third most efficient vehicle in Europe’s 26th Shell Eco Marathon. And their next goal is to conquer the inaugural 2009 Global Green Challenge . . .”

    HELLO??? Third most efficient vehicle? Makes you wonder what won the first most efficient vehicle. Very impressive nonetheless, looks cool too.

    But I worry that all the developers of this car may mysteriously disappear, along with all the plans for this car. And we’ll still have to buy gasoline powered cars for the next 100 years.

  • Arthur Zynda

    I almost forgot this one.

    Why does the media generally ignore the fact that the country of Iceland is currently replacing all fossil fuels with hydrogen?

  • Arthur Zynda

    I almost forgot this one.

    Why does the media generally ignore the fact that the country of Iceland is currently replacing all fossil fuels with hydrogen?

  • Arthur Zynda

    I almost forgot this one.

    Why does the media generally ignore the fact that the country of Iceland is currently replacing all fossil fuels with hydrogen?

  • Arthur Zynda

    I almost forgot this one.

    Why does the media generally ignore the fact that the country of Iceland is currently replacing all fossil fuels with hydrogen?

  • Joshua Mayowa

    Well, i feel elated by this development and must give kudos to the team of students that made this happen. This innovation further underscores the fact that a lot is yet to be uncovered in science and technology. No doubt, its innovative and trailblazing. This is another notable mileage covered in attaining the green evolution in energy development. It also marks a big push in finding replacement for the ‘almighy fossil fuel’.

    However, in this time of recession, a succesful marketing campaingn for this product will drastically reduce dependence on fossil fuel, this will definitely lead to reduced demand for fossil fuel, lowering its price, further reducing gross earning of most oil companies which will lead to job cuts, and ultimately increasing the woes of oil dependent nations like Nigeria, Iraq, etc.

  • Joshua Mayowa

    Well, i feel elated by this development and must give kudos to the team of students that made this happen. This innovation further underscores the fact that a lot is yet to be uncovered in science and technology. No doubt, its innovative and trailblazing. This is another notable mileage covered in attaining the green evolution in energy development. It also marks a big push in finding replacement for the ‘almighy fossil fuel’.

    However, in this time of recession, a succesful marketing campaingn for this product will drastically reduce dependence on fossil fuel, this will definitely lead to reduced demand for fossil fuel, lowering its price, further reducing gross earning of most oil companies which will lead to job cuts, and ultimately increasing the woes of oil dependent nations like Nigeria, Iraq, etc.

  • http://yahoo Debbie

    WOW I can’t believe that is amazing!! I take my hat off to those students CONGRATS!!

  • I

    Not to be a negative nelly, but if you got into an accident with one of those, you would be sidewalk condiment.

  • I

    Not to be a negative nelly, but if you got into an accident with one of those, you would be sidewalk condiment.

  • I

    Not to be a negative nelly, but if you got into an accident with one of those, you would be sidewalk condiment.

  • Jeff

    Awesome invention, but would be dangerous on the road, a car accident would be very deadly because of its lack of armor

  • I

    Not to be a negative nelly, but if you got into an accident with one of those, you would be sidewalk condiment.

  • Jeff

    Awesome invention, but would be dangerous on the road, a car accident would be very deadly because of its lack of armor

  • Miguel

    I am against using this on the real world, i champion the idea of teens using this on special teen’s highway/highways…

    Could you imagine if everyone used this technology? The roads will be crowded and you act like cities/countries are not crowded already…Since people can ride 1,300 miles they will stay on the road longer meaning roads will be crowded…And i think the government makes a good chunk out of every 1 dollar that you pump into your automobile..so if you take away that source of income that meanst that your government is going to tax you more…So don’t later complain to your Democrat/Republic congressman that you are getting taxed too much…And if you get taxed too much the price of stuff may go up yeah more stuff can be trasported cheaper but the cost of living might just go up….

    If they ever came up with a real car that could do this they better limit it to the country side…Also sincere there is more people in the road and traffic is terrible that means that more roads have to been build to house the influx of traffic, causing even more taxes to go up….Just be aware of it…And if the government doesn’t make a lot of money there is not enough jobs…Just a theory…

  • Miguel

    I am against using this on the real world, i champion the idea of teens using this on special teen’s highway/highways…

    Could you imagine if everyone used this technology? The roads will be crowded and you act like cities/countries are not crowded already…Since people can ride 1,300 miles they will stay on the road longer meaning roads will be crowded…And i think the government makes a good chunk out of every 1 dollar that you pump into your automobile..so if you take away that source of income that meanst that your government is going to tax you more…So don’t later complain to your Democrat/Republic congressman that you are getting taxed too much…And if you get taxed too much the price of stuff may go up yeah more stuff can be trasported cheaper but the cost of living might just go up….

    If they ever came up with a real car that could do this they better limit it to the country side…Also sincere there is more people in the road and traffic is terrible that means that more roads have to been build to house the influx of traffic, causing even more taxes to go up….Just be aware of it…And if the government doesn’t make a lot of money there is not enough jobs…Just a theory…

  • sk8rrr

    OK soooo when do they get it to market?? Allow me to answer..Never. It will hurt the Oil Empire bottom line and they controll the nation and the Presidents.The last 4 Presdents have tried to control the Oil giants and could not…Nothing will change. T Bone Pickens is our only savure. Will he do it?? Ross Perrow couldn’t !!!!!…. Funny can’t spell but I can build empires…..

  • sk8rrr

    OK soooo when do they get it to market?? Allow me to answer..Never. It will hurt the Oil Empire bottom line and they controll the nation and the Presidents.The last 4 Presdents have tried to control the Oil giants and could not…Nothing will change. T Bone Pickens is our only savure. Will he do it?? Ross Perrow couldn’t !!!!!…. Funny can’t spell but I can build empires…..

  • Miguel

    I am against using this on the real world, i champion the idea of teens using this on special teen’s highway/highways…

    Could you imagine if everyone used this technology? The roads will be crowded and you act like cities/countries are not crowded already…Since people can ride 1,300 miles they will stay on the road longer meaning roads will be crowded…And i think the government makes a good chunk out of every 1 dollar that you pump into your automobile..so if you take away that source of income that meanst that your government is going to tax you more…So don’t later complain to your Democrat/Republic congressman that you are getting taxed too much…And if you get taxed too much the price of stuff may go up yeah more stuff can be trasported cheaper but the cost of living might just go up….

    If they ever came up with a real car that could do this they better limit it to the country side…Also sincere there is more people in the road and traffic is terrible that means that more roads have to been build to house the influx of traffic, causing even more taxes to go up….Just be aware of it…And if the government doesn’t make a lot of money there is not enough jobs…Just a theory…

  • sk8rrr

    OK soooo when do they get it to market?? Allow me to answer..Never. It will hurt the Oil Empire bottom line and they controll the nation and the Presidents.The last 4 Presdents have tried to control the Oil giants and could not…Nothing will change. T Bone Pickens is our only savure. Will he do it?? Ross Perrow couldn’t !!!!!…. Funny can’t spell but I can build empires…..

  • Rick

    Absolutely fantastic. Too bad it will never hit the market as some oil/gas/auto company will buy it and all the patents that go with it just to keep it off the market.

  • Pete

    This is FANTASTIC!! Just hope that if you get hit while driving one that your adversary is driving a toilet paper roll on wheels…otherwise, you’re toast!

  • Pete

    This is FANTASTIC!! Just hope that if you get hit while driving one that your adversary is driving a toilet paper roll on wheels…otherwise, you’re toast!

  • Rick

    Absolutely fantastic. Too bad it will never hit the market as some oil/gas/auto company will buy it and all the patents that go with it just to keep it off the market.

  • Pete

    This is FANTASTIC!! Just hope that if you get hit while driving one that your adversary is driving a toilet paper roll on wheels…otherwise, you’re toast!

  • Faz

    all i have to say is AWESOME maybe you can sell the technology to these americians cause they seems to lack vision in this country for the big three auto company it’s all about the bottom line not about helping the world and the people of this great world…

  • Faz

    all i have to say is AWESOME maybe you can sell the technology to these americians cause they seems to lack vision in this country for the big three auto company it’s all about the bottom line not about helping the world and the people of this great world…

  • Jeremy

    I think it’s a great idea, but beyond the ability to get it to the common man, there is one other problem that I see developing. How do they recycle the hydrogen, it is the lightest element, and when broken down from water escapes the atmosphere. If there is no way to reclaim the hydrogen aren’t we just simply prolonging our current problems and forcing future generations to face our same problem of needing a fuel source. If there is no way to replace hydrogen wouldn’t we face the same problem we do with fossil fuels.

  • Jeremy

    I think it’s a great idea, but beyond the ability to get it to the common man, there is one other problem that I see developing. How do they recycle the hydrogen, it is the lightest element, and when broken down from water escapes the atmosphere. If there is no way to reclaim the hydrogen aren’t we just simply prolonging our current problems and forcing future generations to face our same problem of needing a fuel source. If there is no way to replace hydrogen wouldn’t we face the same problem we do with fossil fuels.

  • Jeremy

    I think it’s a great idea, but beyond the ability to get it to the common man, there is one other problem that I see developing. How do they recycle the hydrogen, it is the lightest element, and when broken down from water escapes the atmosphere. If there is no way to reclaim the hydrogen aren’t we just simply prolonging our current problems and forcing future generations to face our same problem of needing a fuel source. If there is no way to replace hydrogen wouldn’t we face the same problem we do with fossil fuels.

  • Kate

    Yeah, but who’s going to produce it? You can’t even buy a carbon fiber car, much less one that gets over 70mpg, because they won’t produce it. Develop it all you want want, if no one can buy it, what’s the point?

  • Kate

    Yeah, but who’s going to produce it? You can’t even buy a carbon fiber car, much less one that gets over 70mpg, because they won’t produce it. Develop it all you want want, if no one can buy it, what’s the point?

  • http://www.Easy2Hybrid.com Easy2Hybrid

    This is fantastic! We should be thankful for the people who have lost thier lives to bring us to this point. Now we can implement hydrogen technology on the vehicles that we currently own and reap huge benefits such as drastically reduced emissions and increased fuel mileage.

  • http://www.Easy2Hybrid.com Easy2Hybrid

    This is fantastic! We should be thankful for the people who have lost thier lives to bring us to this point. Now we can implement hydrogen technology on the vehicles that we currently own and reap huge benefits such as drastically reduced emissions and increased fuel mileage.

  • Faz

    all i have to say is AWESOME maybe you can sell the technology to these americians cause they seems to lack vision in this country for the big three auto company it’s all about the bottom line not about helping the world and the people of this great world…

  • Jeremy

    I think it’s a great idea, but beyond the ability to get it to the common man, there is one other problem that I see developing. How do they recycle the hydrogen, it is the lightest element, and when broken down from water escapes the atmosphere. If there is no way to reclaim the hydrogen aren’t we just simply prolonging our current problems and forcing future generations to face our same problem of needing a fuel source. If there is no way to replace hydrogen wouldn’t we face the same problem we do with fossil fuels.

  • Kate

    Yeah, but who’s going to produce it? You can’t even buy a carbon fiber car, much less one that gets over 70mpg, because they won’t produce it. Develop it all you want want, if no one can buy it, what’s the point?

  • http://www.Easy2Hybrid.com Easy2Hybrid

    This is fantastic! We should be thankful for the people who have lost thier lives to bring us to this point. Now we can implement hydrogen technology on the vehicles that we currently own and reap huge benefits such as drastically reduced emissions and increased fuel mileage.

  • Eddy

    This is kool! Ive seen episodes of Future Car on the Discover Channel a while ago on vehicles like this (powered by hydrogen). My concern is that this only weighting 240LBz, at a high speed inmpact it would like obliterate. Hope its re-inforced. 240LB? Right now I leg press 350LB’s lol.

  • http://Yahoo.com Brick City Dude

    If this is true, then the auto companies should start NOW to mass produce instead of the stalling they are doing. In 1970, some dude had a Mercury Comet that got 87 miles to the gallon but Ford did not do anything yet.

  • http://Yahoo.com Brick City Dude

    If this is true, then the auto companies should start NOW to mass produce instead of the stalling they are doing. In 1970, some dude had a Mercury Comet that got 87 miles to the gallon but Ford did not do anything yet.

  • jose

    and when it get hits by a bicycle it gets crumbled up into a ball.

  • Waterman

    This is great! Almost as good as Stan Meyer’s water powered car!

  • Waterman

    This is great! Almost as good as Stan Meyer’s water powered car!

  • Waterman

    This is great! Almost as good as Stan Meyer’s water powered car!

  • Eddy

    This is kool! Ive seen episodes of Future Car on the Discover Channel a while ago on vehicles like this (powered by hydrogen). My concern is that this only weighting 240LBz, at a high speed inmpact it would like obliterate. Hope its re-inforced. 240LB? Right now I leg press 350LB’s lol.

  • http://Yahoo.com Brick City Dude

    If this is true, then the auto companies should start NOW to mass produce instead of the stalling they are doing. In 1970, some dude had a Mercury Comet that got 87 miles to the gallon but Ford did not do anything yet.

  • jose

    and when it get hits by a bicycle it gets crumbled up into a ball.

  • Waterman

    This is great! Almost as good as Stan Meyer’s water powered car!

  • http://stores.shop.ebay.com/ThankYouPremier Tfuel Diet

    Well put Uncle… These things may be more of a reality in about 2 or 3 generations from now on a mass scale. Each generation can be taught as they rise, so theres plenty of hope to go around. When I was a kid, say 10 or so, I would see so many things and always wondered why it seemed so very few cared about what looked like was nothing more than themselves or at least only thier time on the planet. Its nice to see the shift taking place, although we still need to work on the motivation. It needs to be intrinsic rather than to just save our own butts. We’ll get there. J

  • Terry Parvaga

    What is use of this car , if we have to pay $170 ,000 ? BS

  • Terry Parvaga

    What is use of this car , if we have to pay $170 ,000 ? BS

  • http://stores.shop.ebay.com/ThankYouPremier Tfuel Diet

    Well put Uncle… These things may be more of a reality in about 2 or