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Poll: 100 MPG Vehicle (11 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will be the first automaker to make a 100 MPG vehicle that is affordable and seats four people?

  1. Toyota (7 votes [63.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 63.64%

  2. Ford (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Chevrolet (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Dodge (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. other (4 votes [36.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

When will this car be invented?

  1. before 2010 (2 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  2. 2010-2020 (8 votes [72.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 72.73%

  3. 2020-2030 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. 2030-2040 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. after 2040 (1 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

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#1 MarlenesFutureDad

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 03:44 AM

There is a competition right now for the first automobile maker to invent a car that is:

- affordable
- seats 4 people
- has a climate control system
- has a audio system
- has a range of 200 miles


The winner will receive $10,000,000 from the X-Prize foundation. It's true because I read it from a magazine. Personally, I believe it will be Toyota that will invent this car because of all the problems they been having at General Motors lately. Anyway, I hope this new invention will get people going on road trips again.

#2 Spaz The Great

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:05 AM

A range of 200 miles? On..... One tank? WTF? That's weak as hell. And just because you read something in a magazine doesn't mean it's true.



Personally, I think it could be VW that does it. VWs get great gas mileage as it is. And another thing, is this gasoline, diesel, hybrid, etc?

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#3 WRX22B1998

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:54 AM

how much is one gallon in litres?

ok 3.78

hmm. and 200 miles = 320km
...

i think there is car / cars that already achieve this?

wait...got me as well

well he put the title 100MPG vehicle . so thats a bit different.

Edited by WRX22B1998, 20 June 2008 - 01:58 AM.


#4 Sherman

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 04:58 AM

Gas vehicles aren't exactly the future, and lol at a range of 200 miles. What's it gonna do, fall apart?

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:21 PM

I heard of this too, it doesn't have to be a production car but one that could be mass produced & supposedly comparable
to a Taurus or Malibu.

A farmer in a nearby small town built a contraption in the back of his 3/4 Ford pickup that looks like a moonshine still.
It's a woodgas setup & in his words he can make the 20 mile trip to town & back home on "a gunny sack of woodchips".

Considering this, I think the winner will use an old Ford Tempo or Plymouth Neon & build the winning car in his garage.

If it's a Tempo, the range will be approximately 1400 miles.

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#6 Righty

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 09:04 PM

I couldn't see a conventional car getting 100mpg, but there are ways to improve what we have ....

direct injection gas engines
slight turbocharging
Narrower tires
get rid of all of the pollution crap that adds weight
stop driving like a maniac

And a range of 200 miles is quite easy to do. I've gone 250 miles since my last fillup and the tank is still 1/2 full!

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 03:44 PM

One of the first things that would be addressed in a 100 MPG car is weight & if it gets such good mileage it wouldn't
need a regular sized fuel tank, this might be part of the reason behind the spec.

Also, electric cars still have a fairly short range on a full charge.

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#8 Sherman

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 03:55 PM

200 mile range isn't much; electric cars don't quite have the technology yet. Not much support in the field therefor if there is better technology, its much more expensive.

#9 Urbanoutlaw

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 04:02 PM

The biggest obstacle to electric cars is the batteries. They're still extremely heavy although there have been slight
improvements in efficiency. Electrical conductors are another obstacle, they loose a lot of power between the battery &
drive motor.

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#10 GiiBz

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:59 PM

A range of 200 miles? On..... One tank? WTF? That's weak as hell. And just because you read something in a magazine doesn't mean it's true.



Personally, I think it could be VW that does it. VWs get great gas mileage as it is. And another thing, is this gasoline, diesel, hybrid, etc?


A BMW 5series sport diesel does aver 300 miles on one tank if you drive it carefuly
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:49 PM

I get over 200 miles of a tank in my 'Stang & that's driving like there's a pizza in the car + my computer needs re-tuned
(fuel injection is running pretty fat on the low end). Runs great, just a bit of a hog.

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#12 Righty

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 12:24 AM

Here's something to ponder upon, a good point that my father brought up.

In places like California, the power grid is stressed beyond its limits now. Whenever the temperature goes up and people use their AC, they have rolling blackouts. What happens when everyone comes home and plugs their car in?

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 05:00 PM

Here's something to ponder upon, a good point that my father brought up.

In places like California, the power grid is stressed beyond its limits now. Whenever the temperature goes up and people use their AC, they have rolling blackouts. What happens when everyone comes home and plugs their car in?


A nice candle light dinner? :thumbsup:

We're at $4 a gallon in the US & people are FINALLY considering Alaskan oil. The same thing may happen w/ solar & wind
power if California has enough rolling blackouts. Electric cars could bring that about.

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#14 Spaz The Great

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 01:37 PM

A BMW 5series sport diesel does aver 300 miles on one tank if you drive it carefuly


..... My GASOLINE Jetta easily does over 300. I've never had a tank last me less than 330 miles.... That's including the tank I learned how to drive manual on, with all the stalling and spinning of the tires and all that shit. Even on the tank that we raced it through Chestnut's neighborhood on and watched the gas drop....... In a VW......... We still managed to pull out 300+ miles on it. When we were still living in DeLand we were easily getting 2 weeks out of one tank. Now we're lucky if we get one week >.<((we live in Orlando now. Fucking hate this place)).

So yeah, I laugh when I see these big ass V8 trucks fly past me((usually huge Dodge Rams or F250s and up)).

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:24 AM

I think Toyota
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 12:41 AM

Do I get extra credit $$$ for doing this w/ my '89 Ford conversion van?

Don't laugh at that!

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