DailyDirt: Get Your Motor Running, Head Out On The Highway
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Changing the way people drive could actually save more resources than switching to exotic hybrid drivetrain technologies. But it's so much more convenient to speed along at 70mph than to try to coast as much as possible and maintain a steady 55mph. Here are some car projects that are trying to break speed/mileage records and maybe create more environmentally-friendly cars.
- Faster than a speeding bullet, but less powerful than a locomotive... it's a rocket car. Driving at over a thousand miles per hour? Now that's podracing! [url]
- An 11yo girl driving at 1,325 miles per gallon isn't breaking the sound barrier, but she's saving a lot of gas. Too bad the car is just a one seater. [url]
- Toyota is working on an electric motor that isn't as dependent on rare earth metals. Rare earth metals aren't actually that rare, but China seems to have cornered a significant part of the market when it comes to mining and processing them. [url]
- To discover more interesting car-related content, check out what's driving around StumbleUpon. [url]