Kids Build What Might Be The World's Most Efficient Electric Car

Pending confirmation by the folks at Guinness, a group of students at DeLaSalle high school in Kansas City will be able to say they've built the world's most efficient electric car, a see-through, F1-style racer that gets 127.5km/litre equivalent.

OK, they got some help from the folks at Bridgestone America, the world's largest tyre company, who contributed resources and supplied the team with high-efficiency Ecopia EP100 tyres, though the car was conceived of and developed as a class project.

The ultra lightweight plug-in electric was built with the customised chassis of 2000 Lola Indy. During a recent test at Bridgestone's Texas Proving Grounds, the car got the equivalent of 127.5km/litre fuel economy, an amazing feat the students think qualifies for the world record. Their next project? Building a vehicle that harnesses the elusive power of the atomic wedgie. [Automotta via Wired

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