Friday, July 17, 2009

Riversimple Urban Car - 300 mpg - (Composite Body)

An entrepreneur/engineer out of the UK has released the first version of a new efficient car. Above is the Riversimple Urban Car, it is part Smart Car, part Bat-Mobile, and it claims to get 300 miles per gallon of hydrogen.

The man behind this car, Hugo Spowers, has raised 5 million British pounds thus far, and is looking to raise another 20 million to build ten additional prototypes.

The body, which is "lightweight composites" is likely carbon fiber, and I imagine it saves a good deal of weight.

Here's to seeing more cars like this...

1 comment:

  1. the main problem may be the resistivity to fire if the shell of car compose of fiber materials