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Giteup
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2008 3:46:57 PM

100 MPG Challenge who will win 10 million dollar prize?We are still waiting to buy affordable 100 MPG family sized car.

Am I dreaming?

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drydem
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 6:59:05 AM

@dontuknowOH: The fuel efficiency of the Aeromobil v3 - the newest flying car - burns about 8 liters per 100 Km on the ground (29 mpg) and burns 15 liters per hour while flying at about 150 km/hour (23 mpg). It will be made in Europe(Slovakia). You won't be able to buy one for another 2 to 3 years. The estimated cost for one flying car is expected to be several hundred thousand Euros and one will need a small aircraft pilot's license to fly it.

drydem
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 6:38:28 AM

It sounds like it will be about two years before X prize +100 mpg Edison2 VLC safety upgrades will be completed and it will complete its crash testing. After that hurdle, the Edison2 VLC will have the same distribution challenges as the Tesla - except that the Edison2 VLC (both the electric and the gas versions) will much more affordable.

Aptera Motors went bankrupt in 2011. In 2012, Aptera Motors was bought by a Chinese Motorcycle maker - Jonway Group (also known in the USA as Zap Jonway). In 2013 Jonway rebooted Aptera Motor as two business entities each making its own versions of the Aptera: a China-based all-electric mass-produced Aptera 2e which will be sold only in China by ZAptera Motors, a USA-based gasoline custom-built Aptera 2g whic will be sold only in the USA by Aptera USA. Unlike the Edison2 VLC - the Aptera would be classified as a motorcycle in most states so the Aptera doesn't have the same vigorous emission and safety standards to meet as the Edison VLC. One might think this would make ramping up the Aptera production and distribution network easier but so far nothing has happen since then....

[Edited by: drydem at 2/18/2015 6:43:55 AM EST]
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 1:46:55 PM

I thought those flying cars had the jump on 100 MPG vehicles on the scene. The Drones made it!
rrtruck
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 1:10:40 PM

No, you won't see this with a gasoline engine. They will invest that money on other fuel sources to get high mileage. I don't think you could ever count a PHEV for this though even though it has a gas engine because you could run 100% electric.
BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 8:52:41 AM

I agree with oiler fan completely
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 7:47:02 AM

I'm hoping to see this available on the market soon, and at a price that is affordable.
twt
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 6:39:25 AM

They have had the technology, for years. It just isn't cost effective, for them.
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 6:33:17 AM

Not much demand for these with abundant cheap gas.
lilwoof63
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 3:20:02 PM

At this point I will take a 60 mpg vehicle with a price that is affordable and has a high safety crash rating. Would not see me in a small vehicle the size of a smart car or Aveo. Higher mileage can be achieved without reducing size to the size of a bug.
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 2:53:16 AM

Not for same time.
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2014 6:10:37 PM

Very realistic, might want to research > rotary chambered pulse jet engines < for greater efficiency. Dreams are beneficial.........
pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 10:20:04 AM

Basic physics says it won't happen. Unless you want to drive one of those things that look like a bike with a plastic fairing.
It all comes down to moving the weight.
espo85
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2014 4:24:09 PM

I think it is realistic. Look how far we've come in the past 30 years.
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2014 8:15:28 AM

All of them have 19 horse power Briggs and Stratton engines with California emissions on them also.
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2014 7:37:48 AM

The oil lobbyists will not let this happen without a fight.
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2014 7:29:27 AM

It seems like these cars aren't coming soon enough.
PAA64
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2014 12:39:12 AM

Tesla
Dustin19d
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 6:27:10 AM

Would be great, but you will most likely never get ahead because its price will be to high. But we shall see.
contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2013 7:11:12 AM

I won't hold my breath waiting for this to happen........
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2013 6:26:11 AM

The oil companies are not gonna like this.
pacecar68
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 11:06:29 PM

don't hold your breath.
FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 9:25:55 PM

Yes, 100 mpg cars are coming, and one is coming real soon, the VW 1XL. Of course that one is basically unobtainable but there will be others.
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 12:40:47 AM

I don't see it.
JOE7BEN
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 12:07:55 AM

no
LRPharm54
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 7:03:49 PM

Yes, but they will most likely be hybrids. The major auto makers don't like to attempt high fuel mileage savings since the petroleum industry tries to keep it quiet. It means diminished sales for them and it doesn't benefit them and they pay off any company that succeeds in getting vehicles with great gas mileage. They also go after automotive innovators and inventors who come up with gadgets that improve gas mileage. It is all about money and greed.
gasbuddyVA
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:13:30 PM

yes - in the next 5 years
ecuwiumiu
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:23:16 PM

Telsa
hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:15:18 PM

Tesla
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:24:42 AM

It will probably be a rickshaw with a Briggs and Stratton in it.
justinemt14
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:14:47 AM

I hope so.
Snowchoux
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 3:43:16 PM

I'll believe it when I see it.
drydem
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 10:45:23 AM

Giteup:
the 100mpg X-prize winner was the Edison2 VLC [1] but is strictly a prototype and not for sale. Edison2 redesigned the VLC (2nd gen) into an all electrical car - but whether they can sell it commercially is another ball of wax. Chevy Volt and the Toyota Plug-in Prius (which are being sold now) can get +100 mpg under certain driving conditions. The Aptera (which is classified as a motorcycle in most states) which can get +100 mpg has been bought by Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co Ltd of China[2]

[1]
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/EVWORLD_TV.CFM?storyid=2071

[2]
Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co Ltd
/2012/05/jonway-bought-aptera-showcasing-three-wheeled-ev-concept/
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[Edited by: drydem at 9/2/2012 10:46:32 AM EST]
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 9:29:09 AM

It seems there is a trend; when we get all the gas guzzlers off the roads,the fuel prices can be adjusted toward the new 100 mpg units,what's this ratio going to be... maybe a new climbing rate...
firefight66
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 8:20:50 AM

Wouldn't that be great!
drive66
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:24:58 AM

sign me up!
vikings80
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:10:40 AM

yes
GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 8:16:38 AM

yes!!
GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 10:14:20 PM

Allready here : Ford Focus Elec. 105 mpge

I want a plug in hybrid, the Ford C-Max this fall the best choice for all situations.
cmmattia
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 2:15:15 PM

i dont think so...
john4122
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2012 6:44:25 AM

Hope so
nfldude
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2012 4:19:09 AM

federal highway dollars are a flat fee per gallon tax, regulators restrict high mileage cars as they do not pay their 'fair share' to the feds. The high numbers in Europe will not come here until a new 'per mile driven' system is in place.
ronaldo13
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2012 8:01:34 AM

Giteup..........try the Volkswagen BlueMotion Passat.....does 89.93 MPG (Imperial) which is already avaliable and on the road.........only thing is you can not have it in North America, it is avaliable in Europe.
lemelind
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 11:37:33 PM

i hope
kxy4fw
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 11:23:32 AM

no
HotRod10
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 9:26:43 AM

Yep, you're dreaming. Physics works, whether we like it or not.
gobux10
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 7:35:39 AM

probably won't have good crash ratings
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 7:31:05 AM

I would hope, but I suspect not.
vikings80
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 4:54:28 AM

no
GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 1:05:30 PM

Allready here : Ford Focus Elec. 105 mpge
timmyC4
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:23:44 AM

Nope
kxy4fw
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 9:33:45 AM

I doubt it
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