I think we all know that oil reserves are just going to go dry, and it really is just a matter of time. I’m not certain how long our fossil fuels will last, but it is possible to have very large gas mileages.
Apparently, Shell has Eco-marathon Americas competition, which allows student teams to race against each other with energy-efficient vehicles that they build. This particular car was the winner, and it can achieve 2,824 miles per gallon.
That means that you could drive from New York to Los Angeles on one gallon of gas. Believe it or not, this group, Universite Laval wanted to make a vehicle at 3,587 miles per gallon.
Okay, I know that I am just a lone writer here, but why in the world does my car get at most 40 miles to the gallon when this small thing gets 70 times that much? There is a clear disconnect happening somewhere here.
I can’t believe that Shell is sponsoring some contest that could put them out of business. Here’s a prediction: whatever relationship that the oil companies have with the car companies needs to get better. Then cars will have a better gas mileage, and you can pay less for gas. Yeah, it is just a better world all around, isn’t it?