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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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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.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 2:53:16 AM

Not for same time.
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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.........
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2014 7:29:27 AM

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

Tesla
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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.
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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........
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2013 6:26:11 AM

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

don't hold your breath.
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FrankLee1
All-Star Author Minnesota

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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.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 12:40:47 AM

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

no
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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.
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gasbuddyVA
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:13:30 PM

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

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

Tesla
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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.
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:14:47 AM

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

I'll believe it when I see it.
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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]
/very-light-car/
/EVWORLD_TV.CFM?storyid=2071

[2]
Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co Ltd
/2012/05/jonway-bought-aptera-showcasing-three-wheeled-ev-concept/
/en/news_photo.asp?k=&n=&page=2


[Edited by: drydem at 9/2/2012 10:46:32 AM EST]
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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...
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firefight66
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 8:20:50 AM

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

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

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

yes!!
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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.
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cmmattia
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 2:15:15 PM

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

Hope so
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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.
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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.
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lemelind
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 11:37:33 PM

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

no
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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.
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gobux10
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 7:35:39 AM

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

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

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

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

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

I doubt it
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reb4
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 9:22:35 PM

Has ford sold any ev electrics? As of April has been less than bakers dozen...
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butcherc
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 5:14:16 PM

I wish!
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 3:29:28 PM

Giteup -- "Am I dreaming?"

Depends on what you mean by affordable and family size.
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ronaldo13
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 10:17:25 AM

Volkswagon already has a 100 Mile car in he works. It is 4 meters long and is a two passanger model. Proto type has been completed.
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bonbNJ
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 4:44:43 AM

NO
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johnchase
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Message Posted: May 3, 2012 10:04:51 PM

Yes
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MikeyP8
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Message Posted: May 3, 2012 1:49:41 PM

word
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