DeLaSalle Education Center Turns Lola Champ Car Into EV 300 miles - wired.com
Their car produces zero emissions, a feat it achieved on Bridgestone’s Texas Proving Grounds. The students have applied to Guinness World Records for approval of their achievement.
The students’ super high mileage electric car consists of a chassis from the 2000 Lola Indy, an ultra light-weight aerodynamic body, Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 tires, and a high-end electric propulsion system specially designed for the vehicle.
A test on Bridgestone’s Texas Proving Grounds showed the vehicle got around 300 mpg. The students and their instructors are looking for a suitable automaker who can turn the project into a full-scale commercial entity.
Electric cars are powered by a zero emission electric motor instead of a polluting gasoline engine and they get energy from a controller that regulates the power level as determined by the driver’s acceleration.
This achievement proves GM, Ford and Chrysler can develop high mileage vehicles but just don’t want to…. All article presscore.ca/2011/?p=1414