This car won’t have a problem with CAFE rules. Around the world, Shell is conducting Eco-Marathons. The mission: Who gets the farthest on just one liter of fuel. Team Polyjoule from France’s Nantes Polytech turned a quart of gas into 4,414 kilometers, reports Das Autoshaus. If I didn’t make a mistake in my calculation, that’s 10549 MPG. More or less. Staying the whole 4,414 km in the coffin-like contraption should receive an extra prize.
The French bested the record held by the ETH Zurich. 2005, a liter got the Swiss 3,836 kilometers.
The French car is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, filled with the equivalent of one liter of unleaded. Tough luck for solar cars: A lack of sun left them in the dark.