200 MPG Car. No, really, Im not kidding

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Story with link to video

It does it through a combination of a diesel engine, batteries, and bicycle pedals.

Stop laughing! I'm dead serious here.

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AMARILLO -- One Amarillo man is hoping his Tri-Hybrid prototype car could be the future of cars.

"It's tri-hybrid because it is a human electric-diesel power vehicle," said Jay Perdue, the Tri Hybrid Stealth's creator. "It's stealth because you see it's made out of all flat panels, but it's extremely aerodynamic."

In August, Perdue is taking the Tri-Hybrid Stealth on a 5,000-mile trip across the country, eventually ending in Washington, D.C. There, he has a message for Congress and Detroit.

"A guy that knows hardly anything can build a vehicle that goes 100 mph, gets 200 mpg," said Perdue. "Come on, guys. They oughta be able to do this. This is not rocket science."...

The diesel engine and electric motor work together to power the vehicle on a one gallon tank, with a little help from some foot pedals.

"You just got your cardiovascular! It's built right into your day."

Perdue swears anyone with limited mechanical and welding experience could make a car like the Tri-Hybrid Stealth. The interior clutches, one which controls the diesel engine, the other controlling the electric engine, are both used, modified clutches from a John Deere riding mower....




Okay, you can laugh a little.

The guy's web site
RDMiii
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I got $20 that says this guy dies on that 5000 mile trip.
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so it's made of all flat panels, right?

is there a reason they aren't solar panels?
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Good for him! Its ugly and I hope it has AC since he painted it black, but otherwise good design.
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The back wheel kinda looks like an old chevy rally wheel.
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I think you're looking one one of the two front wheels. There is only one back wheel
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So basically he builds a "vehicle" that serves absolutely no purpose except to be highly fuel efficient and uses human power as part of the equation .. and it may or may not work (though the stealth thing is stupid and isnt stealth at all).

http://www.schluckspecht.net/index.php?page=projekt

That vehicle which participated in the Shell Eco Challenge got 3189 km/liter, that is 7501 mpg folks

This dumb little thing isnt even close.

[This message has been edited by Randy03 (edited 6/19/2010 3:51p).]
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Looks like the greenhouse of a WWII Stuka dive-bomber...
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He really needs to tint those windows.
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not enough port holes
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And the one lance Armstrong uses doesn't use any gas at all.
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