Monday, June 9, 2008

100 MPG Fuel Efficient Car

The Avion was designed and built in response to the last energy crisis in 1984. Engineers Chris Henderson and Bill Green were students at Western Washington University at the time they designed and tested their super efficient car. Made from commercially available auto parts married to a custom super aerodynamic body, Chris and Bill made and tested the Avion proving it could get better than 100 miles per gallon over a course that stretched from Mexico to Canada.

From the Avion Website:

The Avion was developed as a lightweight and aerodynamic and very fuel-efficient sports car. The prototype was completed in 1984 and set the Guinness world record for fuel economy in 1986 at 103.7-mpg average driving from the Mexico border to British Columbia Canada border.

The plan at that time was to manufacture the Avion but at the time fuel economy was not as big a concern 20 years ago and we lacked the expertise and the money to tool up and produce the cars.

The car has been designed to be manufactured in small volume using recycled components from the automobile recycling yards. Utilizing standard engines and drive trains installed in the Avon’s light weight and aerodynamic body we can achieve significant improvements in fuel efficacy and performance making the Avion both fun to drive and while getting great mileage. In our testing the car we were able to achieve 80mpg At 70 mph and an astonishing 114mpg at 55mph driving from Eugene Or. To Portland OR.

An Idea twenty years before its time.

Some times a design is too advanced for its time, as was the case for the Avion. But now it is time. We are now tooling up for a limited production of the Avion and you will be able to buy one for your self.

Check Out: Avion

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